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Xmen Apocalypse : Spoiler FILLED Review

By on May 24, 2016

Let’s get the story out of the way shall we.

This is the third installment in the new X-Men trilogy set in 1983. Charles Xavier investigates a myth about the first mutant. A mutant with God-like powers who use to rule ancient Egypt until he was buried by his followers. The being (Apocalypse) returns to destroy the world and start anew, the only obstacle in his way is the new baby face X-Men team lead by Mystique and Beast. They must rescue professor X, fight Apocalypse’s four horsemen and save the world.

The reason I almost fell asleep…

The action is generic and tired. Sophie Tuner as Jean Grey doesn’t work because she’s dull and boring in the role. Tye Sheridan as Cyclops is a better run of the character than what we got before. I can believe that this kid will lead the X-Men one day. Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse was a great choice but the execution failed. Apocalypse is a 2 movie villain at least, his plan was 1 dimensional at best. I get we need to give Magneto a break, but this was not the time to do it. Apocalypse didn’t look good, didn’t sound good and had too little screen time to leave a lasting impression. Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique is complicated at this point. Why should the audience be invested if she’s clearly not. She looks bored and running on auto pilot.

Side note: I think people will remember Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, but for her personally I don’t think she regards this franchise as her best work. She’s an Oscar winner, and she damn sure didn’t win that playing Mystique.

The best players are still James McAvoy as Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender as Magneto, not X-Men First Class good but that’s the materials fault.

The thing that disappoints me is that you don’t need to have seen the last 7 X-Men movies. This installment is so middle of the road it exits for the action scenes and new characters that you never get to spend time with. That’s why I don’t understand why director Bryan Singer is so invested in Quicksilver’s slow mo scenes. Shouldn’t that time be spend on a new character showing off their powers. The kitchen scene was cool in the last movie, and seeing it here takes that magic away a bit.

We don’t get to spend time at the Xavier School for the Gifted because the movie is sprinting to the 3rd act where cool things happen.

X-Men Apocalypse fights for relevancy instead of intimacy through its characters. I can get Apocalyptic actions scenes like these from a dozen other blockbusters, but if the joy is not in the superheroes being people then it’s not gold.

In conclusion: X-Men First Class is still the best in the X-Men series. This installment is a nice addition to the collection but not worth a ticket price. Just my opinion. The superhero genre has gone through some chances and I feel Bryan Singer didn’t change with the times. X-Men Apocalypse is a 2006 movie released in 2016.

What are your thoughts on X-Men Apocalypse, leave a comment below.


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Summary

Is X-men Apocalypse good? It's ok • Is it better than X-Men: Days of Future Past? That's for you to decide • Do we rate things on this site? Yes, and X-men Apocalypse gets

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