X-Men : Apocalypse review

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Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible.

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It was just barely good enough to warrant a sequel, and it’s obvious which direction they’re going to go in when they do get it green lit. This movie was just on the ok side of being pandering to the audience with plenty of characters that had confusing motivations, primarily Mystique, why are you more Katniss and less mystique from the previous movies or comics? why are you hunting mutants? why did you turn over wolverine to the bad guys? Some were completely incorrect characterizations like Psylocke, Angel, Caliban, among a few others. What exactly were Apocalypse’s powers? Why would everyone treat someone that mind wiped a loved one like just one of the boys being boys? Isn’t that the equivalent to raping someone and everyone just rolling their eyes at your precociousness?

Lots of pretty fights and sadly obvious CGI, but luckily the girl they had playing Jean Grey wasn’t horrible. The post credit scene was pretty damn crappy though, I had to explain every little bit of it to anyone that wasn’t DEEP into comics, which isn’t something I had to do for neither Deadpool nor Civil War.

Also, there’s a joke in the movie about how “the third one always sucks”, which many are assuming refers to X3, but since I loved that movie, I’m going to tell you now, they’re referring to the movie that they’re current in, and yeah it was the weakest of the three relaunch movies.

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