I’ve had my own issues regarding the marketing Fox has given to X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. On the whole, it felt a lot like “we’re going big” without any real motivations or character focus.
Shame on me.
The final trailer for the film definitely shifted the focus onto the characters, where it belongs, and even our very own Kellvin Chavez — who has seen the film — raved repeatedly on how much hear the movie has. You can listen to his mini-review below.
In this latest clip released from Fox, we get to see a bit of that heart on display. While Ian McKellan’s Magneto was no slouch, this current iteration of Magneto has gone much further in getting sympathy from this fan. This clip is further proof of how great his character is, and how scary a man with violent tendencies and rock-solid determination can be.
Check out the clip below!
“Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvelâ€™s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleansemankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.”
X-MEN: APOCLAYPSE hits U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016!