Well, here it is: the first trailer for James Mangold's Logan.
I'm gonna get out of this thing's way. We'll discuss afterwards.
So, that's something, isn't it? To my eyes, this looks different than any previous X-movie, up to and including all Wolverine movies. Part of it's the tone - this thing's all kinds of melancholy, a tone easily reinforced via the liberal use of Johnny Cash's legendary cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" - but mostly it's just the way this thing looks. There's a feverish, artsy weirdness to it that I'm really digging.
There's also a notable lack of set piece sizzle to this trailer, but I think that's completely understandable given the timeline Logan's up against: this movie doesn't arrive until next March, and in all likelihood the VFX team(s) slaving away on Mangold's film will be tinkering with it up until the last minute. Let's maybe keep that in mind before crucifying this trailer for being lighter than usual on the eyepopping visuals.
Overall? I'm optimistic. I like the tone, I like the weirdness of it, and - though I'm still deeply skeptical of a Wolverine movie which involves a kid sidekick - I'm very curious to see how this plays out. Just yesterday I was expressing my indifference to this film, but today I'm totally onboard. Good work, 20th Century Fox marketing department!
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