And then there’s this

Day 39. 161 pages, 58,131 words.

Let’s continue with the trailers.

In this trailer, the line between nerdgasms and legit orgasms grows ever more blurred.

I was all set to be excited about the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer, until the apparent new Wolverine (or Logan) trailer hit Facebook, and sadly made our old friend Star Boss or whoever seem a little bit irrelevant.

Now, I am no expert on Wolverine lore but my more learned associate Mr. BRKN says this looks almost but not entirely necessarily dissimilar to the Wolverine: Old Man Logan comic story[1]. Which would be epic in several meanings of the term, because that story looks bleak and powerful and disturbing and amazing and everything the X-Men franchise has more or less failed to be up until now.

[1] Although he didn’t say it in precisely this silly manner.

I don’t usually use the term “gritty”, because I feel that to do so is to fail the sphere of artistic endeavour in some profoundly executive manner … but this looks like the sort of darkness Wolverine was supposed to deal in. It’s like the Marvel brains trust took exactly the right lesson from the success of the Deadpool movie.

And that amazing NIN cover sure doesn’t hurt, either.

Can’t really say much about what’s happening in this trailer. It looks like it’s a fair distance down the line after … well okay, I haven’t seen X-Men Apocalypse yet but it looks like a bit down the line from Days of Future Past. Xavier is in there, apparently depending on Wolverine to help him out of some sort of jam. Wolverine is as conflicted and unhappy as ever, and also seems to be taking damage without healing quite as well as he used to. Or maybe even not at all.

And there’s a little girl, definitely a mutant of some kind, possibly a relative but who knows (I say, having put in no research whatsoever and not therefore even able to take an educated guess)? Xavier may or may not have brought her along for Wolverine to protect, and Wolverine may or may not have been all “I don’t do that no more” until the government stooges and/or mercenaries showed up.

Anyway, looks pretty brilliant, and a new approach – to trailers at least.

And the cast looks pretty amazing too. At least Richard E Grant is in it, so I’m on board.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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3 Responses to And then there’s this

  1. dreameling says:

    Holy shit that looks good.

    But why are the mutants gone AGAIN? Enough with the destroying-the-mutant-world shit! It feels too much like pissing on all the previous films and pre-emptively pissing on any upcoming film set before this movie in the timeline (the prequels only just got to the 80s).

    • stchucky says:

      Couldn’t say, since Days of Future Past was the last one I saw. But yeah, the constant “and we fixed everything” endings really make the dystopian continuations a bit of a stretch.

      This is a magnificent trailer. I guess it just remains to be seen whether the film lives up to it.

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