X-Men: Apocalypse was one of my most anticipated films of the year. I loved Days of Future Past, it was on my top list of 2014, but in this X-Men Trilogy, I can say that Apocalypse is not as good as Days of Future Past and it might not even be better than First Class.
Well, there are issues and holes in the movie, like Psylocke, Angel and Storm never get a chance to really showcase why they need to be in the film. And Jubilee, why oh why she didn’t do anything significant in this movie? Nooooo! I want to see her powers. :(
But, Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler does a fascinating job and Turner as Jean Grey grew on me over time. Quicksilver was a lot more involved in the plot and his moments were some of the highlights of the film again, while I don’t expect how they can topped Quicksilver scene in Days of Future Past. Well done, Marvel, well done.
And Oscar Isaac, oh boy… I liked his arrogance and way of looking down on others, a part that he portrayed well. His voice is creepy and the appearance kinda grew on me.
Is “X-Men: Apocalypse” bad? Not really but it also isn’t as good as its predecessors. Overall, “Apocalypse” is your regular superhero popcorn flick. It will entertain for sure but it isn’t a game changer or as profound as its predecessors. (or maybe because they released it near Civil War?)
Summary/Synopsis: 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. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
Director: Bryan Singer
Writer: Simon Kinberg
- James McAvoy as Charles Xavier / Professor X
- Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkhölme / Mystique
- Oscar Isaac as En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse
- Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto (“War”)
- Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe / Storm (“Famine”)
- Ben Hardy as Warren Worthington III / Angel / Archangel (“Death”)
- Olivia Munn as Elizabeth Braddock / Psylocke (“Pestilence”)
- Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy / Beast
- Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert
- Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers / Cyclops
- Sophie Turner as Jean Grey / Phoenix
- Lucas Till as Alex Summers / Havok
- Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
- Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
- Lana Condor as Jubilation Lee / Jubilee
- Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine
- Josh Helman as William Stryker
- Tómas Lemarquis as Caliban
- Stan Lee as obligatory cameo appearance
Rotten tomatoes score: 51%
Metacritic score: 51/100
Is there an after credits scene?: Yes