This week's other contenders include 'Labor Day,' 'The LEGO Movie,' and more
4. 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
Release date: May 23, 2014
Who: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender, Ellen Page. Directed by Bryan Singer.
Trailer soundtrack: John Murphy's "Sunshine" theme, Hans Zimmer's "Journey to the Line" from "The Thin Red Line."
The pitch: X-Men mash-up party!
The Verdict: As Drew McWeeny pointed out, it's refreshing to see this mega-franchise's campaign highlighting characters and emotional beats instead of familiar CG spectacle (for now, at least). However, it's tough to discern if the trailer works so well because of the film's merits or just due to the sweeping music borrowed from other past releases. Either way, chills are unavoidable when young Professor X (James McAvoy) tells old Professor X (Patrick Stewart), "I don't want yo suffering! I don't want yo few-cha!" But where are the Sentinels?