Listen, we’re all for anachronisms when it comes to music choices. Hell, the trailer for the Cannes film “L’Apollonide” does a great job of mixing soul music with a period film. But there are times when it’s just clunky and plain absurd, which brings us to “X-Men: First Class.”
As was reported last week, Brit pop boy band Take That will have a new song playing over the end credits of Matthew Vaughn‘s upcoming superhero flick. And while a couple of commenters suggested that they might go ’60s to at least come close to the setting of the film….nah, they’re just gonna crank another big piece of ear-grating pop candy. A sneak preview of “Love Love” has landed and it’s every bit as loud and dumb as we figured. A slice of pure AM radio fare that will make secretaries everywhere wiggle in their chairs, we can’t wait to hear how Take That fans are gonna defend this. No matter what you think of the band, the song simply doesn’t work in this context. Sorry.
Anyway, for the rest of you, head for the exits when the credits start rolling. “X-Men: First Class” opens on June 3rd. [Pop Justice]