The X-Men films have, to say the least, been a mixed bag. When Bryan Singer’s X-Men premiered, it was unlike anything that the world had seen or expected of a filmed version of the comic book. It was fun, the characters were mostly well done, and it had some added emotional weight to it. X2: X-Men United continued that journey, although I still have no idea what mutant is controlling Xavier. I didn’t recognize him from the comics, and spent a long time trying to figure out who he was supposed to be. X-Men: The Last Stand was a tour-de-force of mutants, with death running rampant. My only regret was that Phoenix was not visually what she could have been. The end of X2 foreshadowed her appearance, and the film never delivered on that promise.
Holy crap! I forgot that the Wolverine trailer was hitting this past weekend, but boy is it a doozy. I watched it with absolutely no preconceptions about the content of the motion picture itself.
I was happily surprised to see that they have, in fact, incorporated story elements from the official Wolverine origin that was told a few years ago in the six-issue mini-series called “Origin.”
This trailer is also very epic, with a lot stuffed in, but it is definitely epic, and the footage of Wolverine as a child has me looking forward to it more than I was before.