X-men First Class Character Trailers (Beast, Mystique, Havok, Banshee)

Recently, a slew of brilliant one minute X-men First Class movie trailers came out, each focusing on a character in the movie. This was brilliant because while the X-men have their story, each character, of course, has his/her own story, struggling for acceptance, identity and place in a society that generally rejects them. You will struggle to find a good movie with so many individual story lines and strong characters. Even the minor characters have a whole history behind them that is intriguing because they have those elements of epic struggles for acceptance, identity and place to their character!

These short character trailers were so effective because add an additional dimension of intrigue and interest to the movie and makes it personal to the fan, creating a connection with each character. Originally, they were an MTV exclusive, but that lasted for about a day before someone captured it in high definition to put it on YouTube. Below is the collection thus far, along with a final longer X-men First Class trailer out a week before this post.

Get this music (Half the Man by Kopius Few and Methodic Doubt).

Banshee, or Sean Cassidy, possesses a “sonic scream” capable of harming enemies’ auditory systems and causing physical vibrations. However, it is the latter which he uses with incredible intelligence and power to do incredible damage and help himself fly on the sonic waves he generates.

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Video of Usain Bolt Running 19.19s World Record 200m at IAAF in Berlin

Also see Usain Bolt’s 100m world record shattering run in 9.58s.

BERLIN (Aug 20 2009) — It wasn’t what Usain Bolt was probably hoping to run, but it was pretty darn good!

Usain Bolt broke the 200m world record today at the IAAF World Championships by running a stunning 19.19s, breaking the old world record 0f 19.30s by 0.11s despite the 0.3 m/s headwind. It was the same margin he broke the 100m world record just days ago on Aug 16. However, it fell short of what he was maybe hoping for of sub-19 seconds. I say maybe because Usain has been quoted as saying his coach, Glenn Mills, believed he could run 9.58s for the 100m and sub-19 for the 200m. (Daily Mail UK)

“I’ve heard my coach (Glen Mills) talk of 9.58 seconds (in the 100m),” said Bolt. “He also said it could be possible for me to go under 19 seconds in the 200m.”

He ran that 9.58s with room to spare, again looking left to the clock before the finish line rather than pushing all the way through (video). What was there not to believe he could not do the sub-19?

If he had hoped, though, he’d be the only one disappointed with a prestigious sprint double world championship and two world record smashes to boot! But you know, that constant desire and fire to be better is what keeps these guys achieving!


Congrats, Usain! YOU DA MAN!!!

Now go celebrate and have some major fun for your 23rd birthday tomorrow on Aug 23!

Happy birthday, Usain!!!