10 Movies That Were Just Trailers For Other Movies
9. X-Men: Apocalypse
After the incredible cross-over that was Days of Future Past, the X-Men franchise could have gone literally anywhere. The timeline was entirely reset and the future was completely uncharted. Hell, the one X-film that came out between Days of Future Past and Apocalypse was Deadpool, a film that saw the whole franchise changing genres and ratings.
So how did Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg decide to capitalize on this once-in-a-franchise-opportunity?
By completely ignoring everything set in motion at the end of Days of Future Past and instead just returning everything to the status quo, just plus one all-blue Oscar Isaac.
Rather than teasing anything new, Apocalypse instead plays out like a trailer for films audiences have already seen but that Fox is apparently intent on redistributing to them all over again. There's a Wolverine at Alkali Lake sequence, it reassembles the exact same team of X-Men from the first two films, Professor X loses his hair, Magneto loses his family and is sent into a rage again, and Jean is struggling with her future Phoenix powers.
It's a two-and-a-half-hour movie that wastes all of its time on setting up pieces for future installments that are just retreads of storylines audiences have already seen.