Trailer Watch: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Piggy-backing on my comments from last week, if I were a more ardent fan of the X-Men comics, I’d be rightly pissed off that instead of Kitty Pryde being sent back to her younger self to warn the X-Men of 1980 of a horrific war that would spell the end of mutantkind, they chose to use Wolverine. However, I’ve come to accept that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is its own continuity and it’s okay.

While some of the shots in the trailer look gorgeous, I have to wonder if in order to watch the movie, you need more than just a Wikipedia-fed knowledge of who the X-Men are. There were people in the scenes in the “past” that I didn’t recognize and if I have to watch X-Men: First Class just in order to understand this movie and it’s not available to stream on Netflix, then I’m probably not going to bother.

The iTunes price is $14.99, which to me seems steep for a title that isn’t even in HD. And both Marvel Studios and Fox are crazy if they can’t find a way to bring that price down a bit before the new movie comes out or maybe do a limited streaming on Netflix or somewhere else for a month or two prior to the new film’s release so that the fans they lost with X-Men 3 (like me!) can get back up to speed.

Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Days of Future Past is scheduled to be released in the US on May 23, 2014.

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 11:30 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by Mike Formichelli
    on 2013-10-29 at 19:05
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    First off, if you’re an X-Men fan why wouldn’t you have seen First Class already? And second, Netflix has the movie available on disc. Why not get it that way? (Or even up your membership to streaming +1 disc for the month, then downgrade it again- still cheaper than streaming it on iTunes.)?

    Not trying to be hostile, but your comment confused me.

    • Written by Trisha Lynn
      on 2013-10-29 at 19:11
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      I didn’t like X-Men 3, so when information about First Class started showing up, I decided to pass. (Besides, not all X-Men fans are also fans of the movies. And if I’m being pedantically honest, I stopped reading the comics after the Onslaught storyline in the late 1990s.) Also, we’re on the 1 disk at a time plan with Netflix, and I’m not about to go changing it just for one movie. However, I did decide to borrow it from our local library, which a friend on Facebook reminded me was an option. When I do see it eventually, I’ll be sure to post my review.

      The thing is that my default when I’m looking for something to watch is to wonder if it’s available online first. I suspect many people are like this nowadays.

      • Written by Mike Formichelli
        on 2013-10-29 at 20:11
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        For the record, I HATED X-3, and really enjoyed First Class. I was also resistant to see it at first but then I decided to give it a try anyway and really liked what I saw. I’m curious if you’ll have a similar experience.

        OH, and libraries kick butt.

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