Remember how fantastic Far Cry: Blood Dragon was, and how it reveled in its 1980’s retro-goodness? Then you’re going to love the latest promo for X-Men: Apocalypse.
You might remember Leonard Nimoy’s excellent TV series ‘In Search Of…’, which ran back in the late ’70s/early ’80s. Then again, you might not, personally I’m too young to remember the show from when it aired. I’ve seen a bunch of episodes in reruns though, and it still holds up – no easy task.
This little gem of a promo is a clear homage to that classic show, which explored both ancient and current (for the time) mysteries that old En Sabah Nur would have fit right into. Nur is, of course, the timeless X-Men villain Apocalypse. Much of the plot is still a mystery, but we do know that he’s the center of the newest film in the franchise. It’s a movie which opens in a few weeks time at theaters, all of which is great, but I’m kind of stuck on this brilliant promo right now.
It’s just so well done, and they even got fellow Star Trek alum George Takei to narrate it! That’s a nice little nod to the original show’s heritage with the late-Nimoy. Fabulous attention to detail is all over this thing too, with the simple graphics, wobbly and shaky sound, and intrusive (and annoying- but in a good way) network voice-over at the end. Fantastic all around.
While you’re watching, don’t forget that X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters on May 18th in the UK and on the 27th in the US. If the movie is half as fun as this little short, it should be a good time.