X-Men The End Is Nigh In The New X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Trailer written by Sean Gerber March 17, 2016 20th Century Fox has released the second trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse. The plot is spelled out as plainly as it can be: the world’s first mutant, Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), has returned with designs on tearing down the current world to build a better one. Since that means wiping out billions of human lives, the X-Men must unite and stand against Apocalypse and his four horsemen- Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), and Angel (Ben Hardy.) All of that sounds fine, but it might make X-Men: Apocalypse a tougher sell in a very crowded year in which other high profile comic book movies are moving away from, or at least changing up the standard saving the world story. Plus, there’s no advertised appearance for Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. Positioning Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique as Katniss of the X-Men might appeal to some Hunger Games holdovers, but right now I don’t see Apocalypse matching the franchise’s greatest financial success with X-Men: Days of Future Past two years ago. Directer Bryan Singer, who’s directed all of Fox’s most accomplished Marvel movies except Deadpool, has returned but with a new aesthetic. The costumes have more color, which is good, but the overall look of the film is hyper-stylized in a way that doesn’t quite work. Hyper-stylization and green screen are not inherently bad things, but the end result just doesn’t look as good here, especially when compared to Singer’s previous approach. So much of this trailer looks like a series of posters. This being the second trailer, it would have been nice to get a taste of an actual scene or two playing out rather than posed highlights set against the various voiceovers. Despite my reservations about this trailer, this is still Bryan Singer, the director who’s three for three in delivering quality X-Men movies. Hopefully more of what’s made his previous films so good will show when X-Men: Apocalypse arrives in theaters May 27. The End Is Nigh In The New X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Trailer was last modified: March 17th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related X-Men: Apocalypse 5 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post Thank DEADPOOL For LOBO next post ‘Chris Evans’ Reacts To Seeing CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR! You may also like Fox Unveils First Posters for ‘X-Men: Days... July 22, 2013 MMM Podcast #183: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE... May 26, 2014 X-MEN: Meet The New Storm, Cyclops, and... January 22, 2015 X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Drops Its... April 15, 2014 See The Four Horsemen Of X-MEN: APOCALYPSE... March 8, 2016 Another Sentinel Pic from ‘X-Men: DOFP’ August 1, 2013 Marvel News #31: X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Review June 2, 2016 Final X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Trailer Promises A Clawed... April 25, 2016 2016 in Review: The Year the Good... January 2, 2017 ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Logo &... July 18, 2013 ZackBop The trailer is great. Adrian Edmondson Honestly the trailer was ok . This really didn’t separate itself from anything that has come out already ( DP) or about to come out (BvS, CE and SS ) but I’m sure Singer has something interesting cooked up to keep the fans happy , though this should be the last of this “series” of films that look the same and have similar action beats , unless this new younger cast can win everyone over . Still podcast activate Sean 💂🏾 Oreole I honestly think it’s time for Singer to go. Yeah he helped bring the superhero genre back from the dark ages but I feel you need some new creative blood to liven the pool a bit. Look at Deadpool with Tim Miller and how he was able to give the X-men franchise a much needed shot in the arm. Fox needs to take cues from that. Even though I liked Days Of Future Past I feel a soft reboot was a mistake, they should’ve gone with a full-on reboot so they can start from scratch, but now we have to deal with these convoluted timelines that make the audience scratch their heads. Adrian Edmondson I agree . Start young , no Wolvie until second film and show WHY they are a team instead of having to fight off a huge threat that forces them to come together . Give us some more danger room training that shows how they work together, why Cyclops is the obvious second in command etc etc . Oreole My reaction:* yawn*.