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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Very good movie overall, highly recommended. Most of the negative reviews don't have any merit and are all pollitically based. Give this movie a chance at least, and it might give you a different perspective.
The first hour-and-a-bit of 'X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)' is purely dedicated to set-up, leading to a long winded and generally uninteresting flick that picks up a little towards the end but still suffers from ludicrously overpowered characters and intangible CGI. It's generic, studio-mandated schlock. A joke is made about the third always being the weakest - likely a jab at 'X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)', ironically a better film than this - but all this does is call extra attention to the fact that this piece only further adds proof to that old adage. There's limited, dumb enjoyment to be had when things get underway and the action is brought to the forefront, though. 6/10
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.
Why is Apocalypse a midget. He was a giant in one of the trailers. This movie is the worst X-Men film ever. Worse than TLK.
The film opens up in ancient Egypt and by the time it was all over I thought it was going to tie into Prometheus and Star Wars. The film takes place in 1983 with our characters looking the same age as they were in 2014. I guess X-Men stop aging. The first half of the film re-introduces characters and relationships as we get a glimpse of the bad guy who turns out to be a Trekkie watching a very appropriate episode where man rejects the god Apollo and kills him (sort of.) The film has all the bells and whistles of an X-men production, and anything that has J-Law in a painted blue suit can't be all bad. In their quest for bad guys, there are just so many rogue X-men and aliens out there so they opt to kill Apocalypse who claims he was Re, but also Elohim, the God of the Old Testament. During a time tunnel warp we get a glimpse of a Jesus statue and wonder what the script writers were implying as now the God of The OT is a bad guy who wants to destroy the world (okay maybe He does with that apocalypse thing) and the X-Men are the good guys who must stop and kill him. The theme would be rather controversial if they dwelt on it, rather than just glance by it and allow the uninformed viewer to never connect the dots.In spite of the X-Men changing history in the last film, there has been no ripple effect going forward. Reagan still becomes President, Annie Lennox becomes a pop star etc.The special effects are what who would expect for a $178 million dollar production. I was hoping for a better script.Guide: The old gods aka Apocalypse is bad and must die. J-Law looks nearly naked. Something that sounds like half the F-word was spoken. Wolverine makes a cameo appearance and neither swears nor shows his naked butt for a change. Kudos on getting past that.