Awesome: X-Men: Days of Future Past ’25 Moments’ Viral Marketing Site Is Actually Pretty Cool

Posted by Matthew on April 13, 2014
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X-Men 25 Moments

Yes I’m slightly behind in linking this up but it’s still pretty cool. Is the movie going to be any good though?

The site is called “25 Moments” and it recounts 25 pivotal moments in human/mutant relations starting from the Cuban Missle Crisis incident in First Class. It’s a clever idea which has been well executed, inserting mutants into grainy photos and tweaking world events. Here are a few of my favourite photos from the site:

1963, Kennedy Assassination X-Men 25 Moments 1963

1965, X-Mansion Opens X-Men 25 Moments 1965

1977, World Record Scandal X-Men 25 Moments 1977

1986, Chernoble X-Men 25 Moments 1986

1991, Apartheid X-Men 25 Moments 1991

But given all this I have questions. The idea floating around the rumour mill is that Days of Future Past will erase the original X-Men Trilogy continuity so that the First Class characters can continue on, but basically everything in this viral site is stuff we basically know didn’t happen, or at least we should know did happen, right? As in, the First Class universe isn’t exactly all sunshine and rainbows; it seems to go exactly how Magneto feared it would.

So then does the movie mutate (SEE WHAT I DID THERE) that timeline into the original trilogy time line then? Because that would be… interesting. I don’t know for sure but what I can tell you is that I have less and less faith that this movie is going to be actually good. It might be fun, but I don’t think it’s going to be good.

There was an action sequence debuted at the MTV Movie Awards tonight, once it’s available in Canada I might have some commentary but suffice to say that while it has some redeeming features (Ice Man on a ice slide! Sunspot looking perfect!) it also has some worrisome ones (everyone wearing hard to distinguish black costumes, Bishop using his power to charge a gun? what?).

X-Men: Days of Future Past_ is set for release on 23rd May. In the mean time check out the rest of the new viral site here: 25 Moments.

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