New Trailer for 'X-Men: First Class'


I've got to say, every trailer that Matthew Vaughn and his camp puts out for X-Men: First Class goes a little bit further in the right direction to dispelling my initial doubts about the film. Granted, some of the truly crappy posters they release in the meantime make me cringe all over again, but still: Fox has their X-Men: First Class trailers down. This latest one features a lot of repeat clips from earlier trailers, but it also throws in a fair share of new stuff, and helps to explain a few of the really lousy, no-context images Fox has released alongside it all.

X-Men: First Class is directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass) and stars James McAvoy (Atonement), Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), Nicholas Hoult (Skins), Jennifer Lawrence (Winters Bone), Rose Byrne (Insidious), Kevin Bacon (Footloose), January Jones (Mad Men), and Jason Flemyng (Jack Falls) in a story following the formative years of the X-Men as Charles Xavier and Eric Lensherr pull together a ragtag mutant force in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

For the trailer and our thoughts, hit the jump...

There's a whole lot of great, large set pieces that Vaughn is playing around with in this film and it's a wonder it's not being used more in the posters versus the really lame ideas Fox has been spitting out. Even some basic character posters would beat them out. Also worth noting is the Havoc chest beam scene that finally gives a little bit of clarity to this image, which was neither enticing nor all that insightful before:


Additionally, we get a little bit more of Banshee, which is never a bad thing. Honestly though, that final sequence with the missiles launching and the beachfront should be used in more promotional spots. Come on Fox, you have what looks like a solid X-Men film on your hands, don't mismanage the marketing.


Lex Walker • Editor

He's a TV junkie with a penchant for watching the same movie six times in one sitting. If you really want to understand him you need to have grown up on Sgt. Bilko, Alien, Jurassic Park and Five Easy Pieces playing in an infinite loop. Recommend something to him - he'll watch it.


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