New Trailers for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Captain America: The Winter Solider and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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Quite a few exciting trailers have popped up in the past week or so, and although I’m too busy with my secret and totally real job for in depth analysis I thought I’d round them all up here on Gamevolution for your pleasure and convenience. Anything for you dear reader.

First, X-Men.

Although I’ll be the first to say that it’s thrilling to see Brian Singer return to this franchise, this really isn’t the trailer I’d hoped for. (The viral campaign, featuring the infamous Sentinals, was a lot more intruiging.) I mean, can’t we pump the breaks on Wolverine at least a little? He just had his SECOND solo movie for christ sake, does he really need to be the lead character of a fourth X-Men film? I would’ve preferred to see more of Bolivar Trask, Peter Dinklage’s character, and maybe glimpse a Sentinal, but instead the trailer leaned heavily on Xavier, Magneto and Wolverine once again. What’s a man gotta do to see some Kitty Pryde, huh?

Now this. This is more like it.

The Marvel cinematic universe continues to captivate me, and with this trailer they’ve done something that I’ve been holding out for ever since the first Iron Man: They’ve brought the colorful world of Marvel back into our universe a little bit. If the action is half as good as it looks in this trailer and if this movie touches on the NSA the way Iron Man did on Afghanistan, then we have a lot to look forward to in Winter Soldier, and, by extension, in Avengers 2.

For some reason, the trailers for this franchise have never been great. But the fact that the arena sequences in the first movie were so damn good, along with the books being smart, cynical breaths of fresh air in the stale world of young adult fiction makes me happy to see another glimpse of what’s to come. I mean come on. “You fought very hard in the arena… But they were games. Would you like to be in a real war?” It’ll be great, mark my words. Just fewer capitol scenes please. I cannot give a shit what kind of eyeliner Lenny Kravitz is going to give her to wear while she’s kabobing mutant baboons with a spear.

That’s about all for now. I lieu of a forced conclusion, I’m just going to show you this, because hey, it looks fun, and I happen to know that the guy who administrates this site is a Calvin and Hobbes fan. We were roommates once you see. Good times.

WillKosh

Writes primarily as a means of avoiding eye contact.