Making Sense: X-Men: First Class Trailer Breakdown

The X-Men: First Class trailer just debuted today and it's creating quite a buzz around the internet. Strangely enough, in my opinion, the trailer was amazingly well done even though I am pretty sure the actual film will end up disappointing me.  
Before reading my breakdown of the trailer be sure you have watched it yourself and have come up with your own opinion.
 
The first 35 seconds of the trailer made me sigh in disappointment. It seemed as though the trailer would be following the same arrangement that previous X-Men trailers had. If you remember, years back, when the X-Men films first surfaced, the trailers were all just about introducing the characters. They listed them and showcased their powers. Even X-Men Origins: Wolverine did this to introduce the random, out-of-place characters in the movie. 

 Before He Was Professor X... He Was Charles
 Before He Was Professor X... He Was Charles

 Before He Was Magneto... He Was Erik
 Before He Was Magneto... He Was Erik

 We are in the 60s. Right?     
 We are in the 60s. Right?     
To my surprise, Fox redeemed themselves by keeping the reused footage to a minimum and showing us what this movie was all about. After the Marvel logo and establishing the time period the things that we are actually interested began. 
 
The trailer shows us the Xavier mansion and the complete cast of mutant students. The scene after that is what bothered me the most. While the idea of having creepy rooms in old mansions is nothing new, the fact that Xavier opens a dark vault to reveal what I assume is the room that will become Cerebro is exciting, but that's not the part of that scene that bothered me:   

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Why would Havok be carrying what looks like dummy along for the Cerebro trial run?
After the trailer establishes that the movie is coming out in just just four short months, the lovely January Jones is revealed as Emma Frost. Inexplicably she is caged in a cell that could or could not be the same cell where we saw Magneto in a recently released screenshot. Who the two men observing the telepath are is a mystery to all.

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It was a pleasant surprise to see Angel Salvadore actually have wings in the movie. The method of how she "reveals" them to Erick and Charles, is a little unorthodox for the character. Unless there's a part of Angel's character in the comics I didn't know about, I don't recall her stripping for the headmasters of her school. 

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 ...and you are?
 ...and you are?
I also don't recall that 60's fashion included backless dresses. Then again, I could be wrong. 
During a montage of the rest of the cast -which include a non-furry Beast, Havok, Moira MacTaggert and Mystique- we see Darwin, a character who doesn't get too much recognition in this trailer (Right). 
Witness The Beginning appears on the screen and afterwards we witness the reveal of 1960s'bulky and not-so-black Blackbird. In my opinion, this Blackbird looks cool and it somehow even looks better than the other X-Men movies' Blackbird. 

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We are one minute and fourteen seconds in the trailer and we finally get to see the exciting stuff. Power manifestation and missiles is not what I am talking about though. I am talking about blue and furry Beast. I think this concords well in it's own universe as X-3's Beast clearly states that he was in the X-Men before. This is the point in the trailer when the random scenes are bombarded at us creating hype and excitement . 

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We see Magneto stab someone using his non-CGI induced powers, McCoy's transformation from Hank to Beast and Havok's force beam. Which resemble's Cyclops eye beams. It's strange that there is a visual relation between these two characters yet the younger brother made it to the X-Men first in the 60s.

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During this random set of scenes I am left wondering two things. First, why do Mystique and Beast seem to hold a romantic relationship if her comic book love interest is also in this movie? Second, if there is any relation between the Emma Frost in this movie and the one in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, how come the diamond secondary mutation looks so different? (There is probably no relation, but I still think she looks like walking hair gel in human form)

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At least we get to see Sebastian Shaw! (Because it was him who we were all looking at, right?) 
We get to see the baby steps that are taken in lieu of creating Cerebro, yet it seems like it's painful. More reason to think that this movie is relating to the original X-Men movies is that the trip that Xavier takes while using the machine is reminiscent of the original X-men movie and how the atmosphere gets foggy and the the mental world is "pieced" together.  

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I don't know enough about Azazel to make assumptions about his character, but I thought Nightcrawler only inherited his demon-like exterior, not his powers. 

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After this, I wonder if the trailer has given too much away. The premise of this movie definitely sets up Erik and Charles as best friends, yet the outcome of whatever volatile decisions Erik will take will lead him to become Magneto. Which leads into the original X-Men movie, so I'm calling it now; no X-Men: First Class 2

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So the name of this movie is
So the name of this movie is "X: First Class"?
The trailer is a visual treat, but it is obvious that this movie is bound to piss off a couple thousand X-Men comic fans. While there are a lot of unanswered questions, there is a lot that is revealed, not just from this movie, but also from the fact that we all already saw the X-men trilogy.  
While I am one of the many people who electronically used his torch and pitchfork against X3 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I am very interested. I will have plenty of time to get mad at this movie after I watch it this June. 
Who's with me? 
 
EDIT: I began writing this before G-Man posted his article: X-Men: First Class Trailer - Breakdown & Analysis. So I apologize that this is now sort of redundant.
    
-- Geo (sora_thekey) 3-Year Whiskey Media user, and 24/7geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @sora_thekey
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I love you for doing this!!

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Do you know what irks me? How is Emma Frost from Wolverine: Origins the sister of Silver Fox? I can understand discrepancies with chronological order, but messing with their bloodlines is something different. I didn't care for that. I am hoping First Class does not go that route, and completely ignores established history for the X-Men. There IS a line that shouldn't be crossed, after all. What, Professor X adopts Storm. She is the half sister of Beast  , who sired Siryn from a previous marriage? Honestly!

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@sora_thekey said:
"The X-Men: First Class trailer just debuted today and it's creating quite a buzz around the internet. Strangely enough, in my opinion, the trailer was amazingly well done even though I am pretty sure the actual film will end up disappointing me.  
Before reading my breakdown of the trailer be sure you have watched it yourself and have come up with your own opinion.
 
The first 35 seconds of the trailer made me sigh in disappointment. It seemed as though the trailer would be following the same arrangement that previous X-Men trailers had. If you remember, years back, when the X-Men films first surfaced, the trailers were all just about introducing the characters. They listed them and showcased their powers. Even X-Men Origins: Wolverine did this to introduce the random, out-of-place characters in the movie. 

Before He Was Professor X... He Was Charles
Before He Was Professor X... He Was Charles

Before He Was Magneto... He Was Erik
Before He Was Magneto... He Was Erik

We are in the 60s. Right?
We are in the 60s. Right?
To my surprise, Fox redeemed themselves by keeping the reused footage to a minimum and showing us what this movie was all about. After the Marvel logo and establishing the time period the things that we are actually interested began. 
 
The trailer shows us the Xavier mansion and the complete cast of mutant students. The scene after that is what bothered me the most. While the idea of having creepy rooms in old mansions is nothing new, the fact that Xavier opens a dark vault to reveal what I assume is the room that will become Cerebro is exciting, but that's not the part of that scene that bothered me:   

 
 
Why would Havok be carrying what looks like dummy along for the Cerebro trial run?
After the trailer establishes that the movie is coming out in just just four short months, the lovely January Jones is revealed as Emma Frost. Inexplicably she is caged in a cell that could or could not be the same cell where we saw Magneto in a recently released screenshot. Who the two men observing the telepath are is a mystery to all.

 
 
It was a pleasant surprise to see Angel Salvadore actually have wings in the movie. The method of how she "reveals" them to Erick and Charles, is a little unorthodox for the character. Unless there's a part of Angel's character in the comics I didn't know about, I don't recall her stripping for the headmasters of her school. 

 
 

...and you are?
...and you are?
I also don't recall that 60's fashion included backless dresses. Then again, I could be wrong. 
During a montage of the rest of the cast -which include a non-furry Beast, Havok, Moira MacTaggert and Mystique- we see Darwin, a character who doesn't get too much recognition in this trailer (Right). 
Witness The Beginning appears on the screen and afterwards we witness the reveal of 1960s'bulky and not-so-black Blackbird. In my opinion, this Blackbird looks cool and it somehow even looks better than the other X-Men movies' Blackbird. 

 
 
We are one minute and fourteen seconds in the trailer and we finally get to see the exciting stuff. Power manifestation and missiles is not what I am talking about though. I am talking about blue and furry Beast. I think this concords well in it's own universe as X-3's Beast clearly states that he was in the X-Men before. This is the point in the trailer when the random scenes are bombarded at us creating hype and excitement . 

 
 
We see Magneto stab someone using his non-CGI induced powers, McCoy's transformation from Hank to Beast and Havok's force beam. Which resemble's Cyclops eye beams. It's strange that there is a visual relation between these two characters yet the younger brother made it to the X-Men first in the 60s.

 
 

 
 

 
 
During this random set of scenes I am left wondering two things. First, why do Mystique and Beast seem to hold a romantic relationship if her comic book love interest is also in this movie? Second, if there is any relation between the Emma Frost in this movie and the one in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, how come the diamond secondary mutation looks so different? (There is probably no relation, but I still think she looks like walking hair gel in human form)

 
 

 
 
At least we get to see Sebastian Shaw! (Because it was him who we were all looking at, right?) 
We get to see the baby steps that are taken in lieu of creating Cerebro, yet it seems like it's painful. More reason to think that this movie is relating to the original X-Men movies is that the trip that Xavier takes while using the machine is reminiscent of the original X-men movie and how the atmosphere gets foggy and the the mental world is "pieced" together.  

 
 
I don't know enough about Azazel to make assumptions about his character, but I thought Nightcrawler only inherited his demon-like exterior, not his powers. 

 
 

 
 
After this, I wonder if the trailer has given too much away. The premise of this movie definitely sets up Erik and Charles as best friends, yet the outcome of whatever volatile decisions Erik will take will lead him to become Magneto. Which leads into the original X-Men movie, so I'm calling it now; no X-Men: First Class 2

 
 

 
 

So the name of this movie is
So the name of this movie is "X: First Class"?
The trailer is a visual treat, but it is obvious that this movie is bound to piss off a couple thousand X-Men comic fans. While there are a lot of unanswered questions, there is a lot that is revealed, not just from this movie, but also from the fact that we all already saw the X-men trilogy.  
While I am one of the many people who electronically used his torch and pitchfork against X3 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I am very interested. I will have plenty of time to get mad at this movie after I watch it this June. 
Who's with me? 
 
EDIT: I began writing this before G-Man posted his article: X-Men: First Class Trailer - Breakdown & Analysis. So I apologize that this is now sort of redundant.
    
-- Geo (sora_thekey) 3-Year Whiskey Media user, and 24/7geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @sora_thekey "

I think Charles goes bald as the result of using Cerebro for the first time. It's just a guess, though.
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@queenfrost_ said:
" I love you for doing this!! "
n_n 
 
@Illyana Rasputin said:
" I think Charles goes bald as the result of using Cerebro for the first time. It's just a guess, though. "
That's a good assumption!  
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did you know that havok is gonna be portrayed as cyclops' dad in the movie
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This movie, from the trailer, is obviously connected to the others before it -- henceforth -- why isn't Jean Grey in it? (Since she was seen being visited by Charles and Erik in Last Stand when she was younger and shown to be a member of the team  in X-Men and X2. So why not FC? Since she IS one of the actual members of it.) 
Or how about Beast? (Being blue & furry by, what I presume, to be near the end of the FC film but not being blue & furry in the cameo he makes in X2 and then BACK to blue & furry in Last Stand? Make up your mind!)  Then there's Emma, now, if Wolverine Origins and this upcoming film aren't connected like it is with the trilogy, then my point is moot. But if it is, then why is she younger in Origins and older-looking in FC? (Don't even get me started at her being a sibling of Silver Fox and her early possession of the diamond skin.) And then you got other stuff that's irritating, like a handful of characters that don't belong in that timeline. (*cough* Havok! *cough*) But since when do they listen to us? The fans? The audience? Right? So I predict this movie to be a failure.

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@sladewilson30 said:
" did you know that havok is gonna be portrayed as cyclops' dad in the movie "
*FACEPALM* 
 
@MonarchOfMountebanks said:
" So I predict this movie to be a failure. "
Couldn't agree more!
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  the  trailer is not bad...but personally, whether it looks good or bad, i'm going to see this movie. you know why? 
emma frost.  

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@sladewilson30 said:
" did you know that havok is gonna be portrayed as cyclops' dad in the movie "
uuuuuugggggghhhhhh
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@sladewilson30:
has that been stated or are you just assuming?
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Damn it!!! This trailer is sucking me in just like X3 did! I'll still see it......be it bad or good. smh

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GARBAGE!
 
This has got to be the biggest continuity clusterf#ck I've ever seen for a comic movie. 
 

It's obvious that none of the people at FOX take the time to read the comics.
I saw the preview for "First Class" and already know it's going to suck. If you have to ask why then you've never read the books. 
Aside from Xavier, Magneto, Beast and Mystique, just about EVERYONE is out of continuity!
 
X3 was a steaming dump so I guess FOX will produce more of the same. As a fan of the X-titles this really pisses me off that they would just 
throw out the original storyline in exchange for what they believe to be a "good story" for the general public.

The fans are the ones who made it possible for there to be movies in the first place!!!
  
Marvel, this is how you reward us for our commitment to reading and inve$ting in your books?
The same inve$tment that made you big enough to do all of this????

 
Not only the X-films but most of the comic films Marvel has put out - Daredevil, Ghost Rider, etc. 
are piss poor and being handled by the wrong people. 
 
No offense but if you have only seen the films based on X-Men, and have never read a single book, 
and intend on responding to this post or any other, then your opinion on anything X-related is IRRELEVANT!
 
REAL FAN REPLIES PLEASE!
I can't be the only one who sees this tragedy unfolding.
 

X-Men: First Class...
Total disrespect to the fans. Not watching.
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 Lucas Till Confirms X-Men: First Class' Havok Brotherly Relations With Cyclops

 “I definitely remember wanting to be Wolverine, but Havok is a great consolation prize. I can shoot energy beams out of my entire body, and I’m the brother of Cyclops. Havok has always historically been the brother with more potential, bu because he has less control over his powers, he has always been secluded and separated.”