The New, And Much Improved, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Trailer

The film itself still looks pretty rough, though.

Bryan Singer's return to the X-Men franchise comes out in almost exactly two months. So far, its promotional materials have mostly made people laugh.

This looks a lot better. Tons better. A million times better. But the movie still feels bland and unexciting. At this point, I can't help but assume the movie is bland and unexciting. It would be great to be proven wrong on this, of course, but that's becoming less and less likely.

Singer throws a lot of stuff in our face here. We see nearly every character for a second, and the Sentinel presence has been pumped up a great deal. But they are just CG nothings, little different from the animated statue in The World's End. The only real spark in this trailer comes from the interactions between Professor Xavier and Magneto. Both the young and old versions have a good dynamic and sense of history. Everything else, Wolverine for instance, feels tossed-in, small, and somewhat meaningless. Chime in with your thoughts below.

We also have this new poster, in which the entire franchise exists within Hugh Jackman's soul.