With the (American) Memorial Day holiday weekend almost upon us, the summer movie season begins in full force. These days, it certainly wouldn’t be a summer if we didn’t have some superhero movies to keep us entertained (for better or for worse), and things kick off in earnest this weekend with ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ Clocking in at a hefty 2 hour and 27 minute run time, no one can accuse the Bryan Singer-directed film of being too short to include relevant plot stuff – but sometimes “other” stuff gets left on the cutting-room floor, and a recent TV ad for the film gives us a good glimpse at exactly that.
For those of us who have been lucky enough to see the film early, it’s clear that part of this commercial includes footage that didn’t make it into the final cut of the movie. First, check out the ad itself:
The opening bit about Nightcrawler being concerned that his brain is actually freezing from the iced drink he’s enjoying is very funny – but you won’t see it in the theaters, sadly. The young mutants do visit the mall, though, and make what appears to be a pretty back-handed joke about ‘X-Men United’ in the process.
Fear not, however, as Singer has included a good amount of comedic elements into the finished cut of the film, including several other moments for Nightcrawler, and lots of yuk-yuks from Evan Peters’ Quicksilver as well. Quicksilver is once again one of my favorite parts of this film, as he was in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past;’ much like that film, too, ‘Apocalypse’ features an amazing “slow-motion” Quicksilver scene that, quite frankly, steals the show.
Check out ScienceFiction’s review of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ here – and check out the film when it opens on May 27, 2016 (US).
Tony Schaab created the fan film ‘Star Trek: The Humpbacks Strike Back’ in his head, but probably won’t ever shoot any footage for fear of being sued. Probably. A lover of most things sci-fi and horror, Tony is an author by day and a DJ by night. Come hang out with Tony on Facebook and Twitter to hear him spew semi-funny nonsense and get your opportunity to finally put him in his place.