The first official trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse was released earlier this week. It was leaked early, apparently (at least, that’s the narrative we’re supposed to believe, but let’s face it, this is very deliberate marketing). If you haven’t yet seen the trailer, enjoy it here, and then we’ll talk.
That’s okay, I have no idea what’s going on either. I recognize James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult. This is the third X-Men film that the four stars have appeared in together, and at this point, all I can tell you about X-Men is that Charles Xavier is in a wheelchair, Michael Fassbender‘s Magneto continues to sound like he spent his childhood bending bits of metal on the shores of Lake Killarney, Nicholas Hoult is a furry, and Jennifer Lawrence appears basically naked in a PG movie. X-Men: Apocalypse sees our heroes reunite (they had a falling out or something in the last movie) to fight a new foe, the world’s first mutant, who has something of a God complex. Based on JamesMcAvoy’s nifty Miami Vice threads and Jennifer Lawrence’s big, bottle-blonde frizz, I’m guessing this is set in the eighties. The soundtrack, at least, might be decent.