Those that have enjoyed the Logan trailer multiple times, know that the 107 seconds carries an extra level of gravitas and emotion for the style it implements. But as THR reports, that same technique of utilizing black and white imagery with a Johnny Cash cover of Nine Inch Nails backtrack has been used once again. This time to reboot the trailer for the 2003 classic X2: X-Men United.
The second installment comes across as a very different film from the one that made $407.7m at the box office some 13 years prior. Portraying a younger and more wild version of Wolverine and a Patrick Stewart that is nowhere near as weary and beaten down as he is for the upcoming feature. For fans of the franchise, it makes for intriguing viewing and might even wet the appetite for others to revisit some nostalgia from the Bryan Singer smash hit.
X2 Does Stand The Test Of Time
The freelance video editor Sam Ibrahim took to the comments section on YouTube to outline that this piece of dedication was as much about timing as it was to scratch a creative itch. "This is Hugh Jackman's last appearance as Logan, so it felt like a fitting tribute," explained Ibrahim.
Before the blockbuster hits cinemas around the country, and indeed the world at large on March 3, 2017, this teaser does illustrate how strongly the first films of the series began and indicates why the Marvel franchise has stood the test of time. Not only were the characters ably performed by Jackman, Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry and the rest of the ensemble, but the special effects and storyline surrounding the narrative was as strong as anything produced today.
Logan's Final Battle Will Be Emotional
There is no doubt about it. Any character that has been played across this many movies over a 16-year spell does grow on you. Even if critics see Logan as a man that has been covered enough to understand all his flaws and strengths, the new trailer lends itself to an area we have not seen before. Genuine fear, vulnerability and the impending doom of one's mortality. Heavy stuff!
For a guy that has been able to heal quicker than most people can blink, while slicing his way through the bad guys, he is clearly at the end of a road that he cannot escape this time. It will be sad, it will be powerful, it will be a must watch.