Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
A couple weeks ago a great international trailer for X-Men: First Class appeared, with dialogue dubbed in Russian. Now there is a Japanese cut of the trailer — same thing, but with original English dialogue. If the dubbing put you off before there’s no reason not to take a look now. While some of the marketing for the film has been a little off the mark, the two core trailers — this one and the primary US one — have been fantastic and full of promise. So catch up now by hitting the jump.
What really works for me here is the way that director Matthew Vaughn appears to have captured the grand, operatic superhero soap opera of the classic X-Men comics runs. I liked Bryan Singer’s first two X-Men films, but there’s something here that he missed — in part the period detail, which hits closer to the real feeling of the Chris Claremont stories that pulled me into the characters in the first place. Even beyond that, Matthew Vaughn seems to have given the characters the proper weight. If their full interaction is as good as what we see here — and if the action works — then I’ll exit First Class very impressed.
X-Men: First Class opens June 3, 2011. Official Plot Synopsis:
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X-MEN FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.