Greetings, Ladies and Gentelnerds! And welcome to yet another SPOILER FREE MOVIE REVIEW! The film this week?..
THE STORY: It’s 1983, and the world has been fully made aware of the presence of Mutants. Thanks to the events that transpired in “Days Of Futures Past”, The World has grown accustomed to the idea of Mutants, But prejudice is still a factor around the world. Many places using Mutants for brutal entertainment, while Xavier’s school is prospering more then ever. Meanwhile, Due to a mishap of events, En Sabah Nur is awakened after a thousand year sleep. Unsatisfied with the way the world has turned out, he seeks to assemble his Four Horsemen and cleanse the world an reshape it in his image.. Where, Only The Strong Survive!
In comparison to the previous X-Films, “Apocalypse” is not weak.. But it’s not strong either. The Script itself is relatively generic at points. It’s crazy entertaining though.. Without a doubt, any real X-Men fan will enjoy This movie and it’s story. As the third of this current Trilogy, It’s a nice wrap up to the set. (Ironically, Singer Takes a jab at the previous trilogy in a scene where (SPOILERS!!) Are leaving a screening of “Return Of The Jedi” and one character says “The Third one is always the worst” (Heads Up.. I will be posting that scene on my Instagram account after I post this review) Speaking of Singer..
THE DIRECTOR: Theres no denying, Bryan Singer is a talented molester, I MEAN DIRECTOR!! Director!.. Yes, director.. That’s what I meant.. Anywhoo.. He has great directing talent. BUT, he has a problem with.. Making a cohesive story, and how to use characters properly. He has a very strange habit with this franchise.. He uses and abuses beloved characters. In a way that borders being disrespectful. “Hey, You like this character from the comics? Here they are, and now they are dead. Hey, You remember this one from the cartoons? Yea, this is sorta that character, kinda.. And now they are dead.. See that character you loved.. That’s them in the background being utterly useless for this scene, but I put him there just for you!” It’s just what he does in these movies.. I’m thankful to him that we have the X-Men Franchise at all.. But I’m more thankful that we may never have to deal with his brand directing for the foreseeable future. It’s time for some real fresh new blood and a fresh new prospective to lead the next set of X-Films in to a brighter future. The very end leaves the possibility of such a thing wide open.
Apocalypse boasts probably the best cast of characters/actors since.. Probably “X-2: X-Men United”, Although, Singer sorta fails to capitalize fully with what he had, the Actors themselves shine through with every chance they had on screen. Oscar Isaac’s En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse was fantastic. (Wish they had done more with Him) But fantastic nonetheless. Even Peters Quicksilver.. (DOES IT AGAIN!) He has two of the best parts, Thats right TWO! And he is better utilized in this film then in ‘DOFP’! But there is One.. Who really stood out above the rest..
Fassbender, Continues to amaze in this role.. GIVE HIM A DAMN STAND ALONE MAGNETO MOVIE ALREADY!!
Its not a spoiler to say that, Hugh Jackman cameo’s once more since this was all over the trailers..
But it’s one hell of a cameo..
THE NEGATIVES: Again, Singers use of characters is a big problem. He knows how to please the fans, for sure. In fact, that’s what this movie was at its heart.. FAN SERVICE! Yes it does build into the next set of films, but not a whole lot. Not enough time was spent on Apocalypse in my opinion. The threat level of this villain was there.. But it fell a little flat. Editing and/or story pacing was not fully fleshed out properly.
OVERALL: Not the Greatest of all X-Men Films.. But can be respectfully considered one of the BEST. How it ranks on your list is purely up to you. For me? It’s in my top 3. It’s Very Entertaining, and Fun! Full of great action. Its not the type of movie where You have to turn your brain off to enjoy it.. But you don’t need to take it too seriously. Because of the pure entertainment value, and how much I enjoyed it.. But considering its faults, I Give “X-Men: Apocalypse”.. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟💫 7 1/2 out of 10! A Joy to watch for any X-Men fan.
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So, Until next time folks… Peace Out!