X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer: Totally Righteous or Gag Me With a Spoon?

The first X-Men: Apocalypse trailer is here and it’s oozing with 80s panache panache.

Okay, really it’s just the clothes that are getting me but that was one of the best parts of the 80s, no? I’m sure will get a trailer infused with 80s music hits (did you catch Quicksilver’s t-shirt?) sometime down the road but for now I’m really enjoying this trailer. And that kind of worries me because I enjoyed the lead up to the last X-Men film but I did not enjoy the outcome.

Though I will say what I like most about this trailer is all the characters it shows off while not really giving away much of the plot. Who did you most enjoy seeing? For me it was Storm. With young Jean Grey coming in at a close second.

Directed by Bryan Singer, this one will be in theaters May 27, 2016.

5 Responses to “X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer: Totally Righteous or Gag Me With a Spoon?”

  1. I think it can be both a pile of garbage AND a pile of fun. That’s how I’ve felt about all of the X-films, really.

  2. You know, I feel like I can’t complain about Man of Steel’s (and DC in general’s) continued insistence that Superman is Jesus (metaphorically), and not complain about X-Men claiming Apocalypse is Yahweh and various other deities (literally).

    Also, I’ve been on a big Kirby kick recently, and it’s going to be really hard not to call this X-Men: Apokalips.

    • WheelchairNinja says:

      Yeah, I liked it and I understand the religious symbolism that inherently comes with Apocalypse, but it’s kinda funny (ETA: amusing, not humorous) that the trailer fails at the literal definition of “totally righteous” by being disrespectful to three of the world’s biggest faiths: Christianity (“Or the Bible got it from him.”), Hinduism (implying that Krishna, traditionally depicted with blue skin, was “really” the blue-skinned Apocalypse), and most of all Judaism (which believes that the name of God, YHWH, is too sacred to be spoken even in their most holy rituals, let alone a trailer for a summer blockbuster).

      And now I’m picturing a massive crossover where Apocalypse and Darkseid team up to destroy the MCU so their universes’ movies will be the best superhero films of all time!

      • WheelchairNinja says:

        Oh my goodness, that’s why Thanos is trying to build the Infinity Gauntlet! He know it’s the only way he can save his universe from the combined might of Apocalypse and Darkseid, but those pesky Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy are getting in his way!


  3. Captain Z says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing more of Storm’s hair!