X-Men: Apocalypse

Oscar Isaac, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult
Directed by Bryan Singer
Rating: A

What happens when you wake up a 5,000-year-old mutant? Chaos of course.

Apocalypse has been awakened, and after seeing how the the state of the world is run by humans rather than mutants, he is angry. He searches for four sidekicks to create an unstoppable team that can help him start the world from scratch.

While Professor Xavier is oblivious to what is about to wreak havoc on the world, a new group of students is introduced through mishaps. From Nightcrawler, a blue demon who hails from Germany; to Scott Summers, a younger sibling to an already known gifted student; and, to Jean Grey, who’s powers are bigger than what even Professor Xavier can control.

It takes some time to build up to the climax, but meanwhile, the story is filled with engaging scenes that ease the new characters into their roles. It’s easier to accept them once they’ve had enough screen-time.

X-Men: Apocalypse is probably the best X-Men movie to date. It’s got a great blend of familiar characters established in the previous prequels as well as new ones who make their mark as the younger generation of students at Professor Xavier’s school. Apocalypse is intense, funny and awesome.

Each scene built on the next, and there wasn’t a boring moment. The visual effects brought the movie to life and the dialogue brought a few touching moments through dramatic events. The conclusion of the film sets the tone for the beginnings of the X-Men team.


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