I’m not sure why Fox is making it so hard for people to see the new X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer, but it played with The Day The Earth Stood Still over the weekend, and is now finally starting to become available online. If you want to see it in HD, you have to head over to MySpace and add Wolverine as your friend… but who the heck uses MySpace anymore? Thankfully the good folks at Trailer Addict have made the full thing available online without any strings attached.
Overall I thought it was way too melodramatic (that music pretty much killed it for me), but on the positive side, Gambit actually looked pretty cool wielding his staff, and Liev Schreiber has a slightly more human take on Sabretooth (although he does kinda look like a vampire). I’m still interested to see what Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Rendition) can bring to a comic book movie, but at the moment I’m not really feeling a ton of excitement for this. I’m sure Hugh Jackman will turn in another solid performance, but I just hope it doesn’t end up being a paint-by-numbers flick for the fanboys. What do you think of the trailer? Will this be a strong start to the X-Men Origins spin-off series?