The first two Bryan Singer-directed X-Men movies were all right, but I’m afraid compared to this new trailer for the Hong Kong flick Future X-Cops, they just don’t hold up. I mean, both X-Men and X-2 had a severe lack of:
? Cyborg hitmen ? Bulletproof metal bat wings ? Men with multi-headed dragons for arms ? People throwing occupied roller coasters at each other ? Andy Lau pulling off M. Bison’s Psycho Crusher move ? Andy Lau also driving a flying mini-jet into a woman, then proceeding to drive it and her through three or so walls ? Some dude spinning a Ferris wheel around — by hand — so fast that the cars fly off
Advantage: Future X-Cops. Sorry, Wolverine. I’m afraid you’re no longer quite the best at what you do. (Via Gamma Squad)
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