After totally blowing the launch of the trailer for "X-Men: First Class," and enraging dozens (hundreds?) of fans who had been checking in on Facebook throughout, Fox finally got down to the business of giving folks a taste.
Judging from the most recent comments on the "X-Men: First Class" Facebook page, the people are happy with what they see. But we were a bit underwhelmed. We loved the tone, the music and the Cuban Missile Crisis backdrop, but the trailer lacked a certain "wow" factor.
Having watched it four or five times now, it seems as though they were trying to so hard to give us a taste of as many of the heroes and villains as possible, that they failed to build any sort of tension or momentum.
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The trailer also highlighted what for us has been a concern since casting was locked in: James McAvoy as a young Charles Xavier just doesn't seem like a leader of men. More troubling still, watching him opposite Michale Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto), it's hard not to root for the bad guy.