If I remember correctly, the trailer seen below for Bryan Singer's X-Men epic is the exact same one we saw at this year's San Diego Comic Con. I certainly have the same feelings now that I did back then - Wow! How great it is to see all those actors in one film.....and how on Earth is one film going to do all that talent justice. The answer is probably that most of those folks are going to get the shaft. Halle Berry's Storm will have one thunderous moment, Ellen Page & Anna Paquin will get their chance to look weepy, and Shawn Ashmore will stand behind the real stars of the film. It certainly looks like Hugh Jackman's movie, but I'm hoping for some solid screentime from the headmasters both old & young - give me plenty of Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, & Michael Fassbender. Deliver some kickass sequences with those folks and I'll be happy. Of course, Bryan Singer hasn't made a good movie since The Usual Suspects and my expectation for this film is dim. All these actors are going to be tripping over themselves and the fanboys in the crowd will be left with a muddled mess. Please prove me wrong.
If the film never delivers at least I got to be a part of the Hall H extravaganza. The pictures seen below were taken by me from the second row of that beautiful 7,000 seated ballroom. Nerd Meca for sure.