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X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

May. 18,2016

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.



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Excellent, Without a doubt!!


Dreadfully Boring

Sabah Hensley

This is a dark and sometimes deeply uncomfortable drama

Mathilde the Guild

Although I seem to have had higher expectations than I thought, the movie is super entertaining.


I couldn't care less about the comic book lore. But this is a top-notch adventure movie on its own merits which include an epic plot, sensitive screenplay, good dialog, dynamic direction with few lapses, great acting, plenty of suspense and terrific special effects.I'm giving it the 8 it deserves. The 7.0 it has now is silly. If you like adventure films, catch this one.


Being a fan of X-Men and the Marvel Universe growing up will only hurt your opinions of this film as the characters are but pale translations of their counterparts in the comics and Fox cartoon. Case-in-point: the eponymous villain himself. Apocalypse is one of the most powerful villains in the X-Men stories with a vast array of powers. Yet, here, none of those powers are portrayed. The character himself is bland, lacking presence, and not nearly as bombastic as the Apocalypse I remember and loved as a kid. That version, the authentic one, spoke in big, deep, booming voice with menacing tones and a hint of something technological. His monologues and dialogue in the cartoon were among the most memorable part of that experience, speaking in biblical language and with a God-like demeanor. None of that drama makes it into this film.Most of the movie is not only predictable, but boring. With a few exceptions, it is both unengaging and formulaic, whereas the Marvel Cinematic Universe titles have since proven to at least avoid being one of those two things. The flashiness of the X-Men series is also unfitting for the darkness of the plotline here.While X-Men Apocalypse is still much better than the previous titles from the early 2000's, it still falls quite short of being able to capture the imagination the way or bring the kind of authentic laughs, drama, or depth that Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, or Deadpool were able to achieve.


This movie is not bad in the slightest. A lot of people thought Apocalypse should have been more intimidating but I liked how they made him seem really kind and caring at times. Like the kind of guy who could convince people to follow him on this crazy conquest. The scenes with Erik and his family were both sweet and heartbreaking, I love the new cast for the young X-Men (Sansa as Jean Grey is PERFECT) and I really bought into Charles story as well. The stuff with Rose Byrnes character is unneeded but she's barely in it so I don't really care. But the element that really sucks, I mean rreeeeeaaaaallllyyyyyy just destroys entire scenes, is Mystique. Who is Mystique? She's a thug, she's a badass, she hates humans for the ridicule she suffered as youth from her colleagues and own family. She's also an intelligent and myschevieous manipulator. They really got that with the Rebecca Romaign Mystique was well as the DOFP one. But who is she in this one? The great hero everyone looks up to, the one to unite and inspire all the young mutants to fight against the forces of evil, the one who TURNS ONE OF THE MAIN VILLAINS GOOD!!! Why is this? Because it's Jennifer Lawrence playing her and damnit, she can't not be Katniss in a big budget adventure film anymore! She's also barely blue in this? I mean I love JL to death, but maybe get an actor whose willing to sit in that makeup chair for the role??So all in all, this is nowhere near a bawls film. It's well written, well shot and directed and the music by John Ottman is as always great. But man, that Mystique plot is so, SO unimaginably awful and cheesy, it really bogs this one down. If they just edited her out of the movie, it probably would have gotten a 9 from me, or even maybe a 10. As it is though, this one gets a 7 from me.


My head hurt trying to follow this nonsensical plot. This movie is so bad that though it may be funny - but it is not so bad that its good. The effects are bad. Its trying to be dark for some reason, which doesn't work. The actors are bad. The script is bad. The direction is bad. This movie is not worth watching. Everything about this movie sucks.I don't recommend this movie and its not worth watching or even talking about. Even fans should agree that this movie is bad. Don't watch this movie.