X-Men: Apocalypse (non-spoiler Review)

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  1. thing

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    X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)


    Directed by Bryan Singer

    This is the final film in the prequel trilogy of X-Men films that started in the 1960's with First Class, moved onto the 70's with Days of Future Past and now has arrived in the 80's for the emergence of the world's first mutant, Apocalypse. So now the disbanded X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan. The stakes have never been higher in the X-Men cinematic universe but the film just doesn't feel as big as it should.


    It certainly has a lot of great parts and is enjoyable enough but it has a few things going against it. Firstly where as the previous two films had pretty tight focussed stories, this one spends a lot of time setting up characters to take over in the next X-Men trilogy that will start in the 90's with the younger versions of a lot of the classic heroes from the original trilogy. Secondly, it has come out just a few weeks after one of the best and most well received super hero films in history, Captain America: Civil War. Not only that it comes out in the same year as another X-Men universe film Deadpool, that left audiences giddy and will probably make this film seem quite dour in comparison.


    The new young cast are all fine but I wouldn't say any of them had stand out performances. The best parts were the always reliable Fassbender and McAvoy along with a larger appearance for the Quicksilver character from the last film. This is Bryan Singer's fourth X-Men film he has directed and I would say the least cohesive and successful but it is still entertaining enough and worth checking out.


    6.5/10
     
  2. MisterTwister

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    May 27th here.

    Surprised to see this getting mixed reviews. Oh well. I'm sure it's perfectly fun.

    X2 is still one of my top comic book movies.
     
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    Right, any of you fuvkers seen it yet?
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    Saw it last night. It was good, not great. Definitely not sorry I saw it.
     
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    I was enjoying it at the start but by the end I felt drained. I didn't think it needed to be as long as it was. Apocalypse does a lot of standing around with his horsemen which I thought was a bit boring for an all powerful villain. Plus there's a lot of underdeveloped characters which feel wasted at times. I didn't hate it but I don't think it's anywhere near as good as Days Of Future Past.
     
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    Anybody see it in 3-D ? Is it worth it ?
     
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    Didn't even realize this one was in 3D, I can't see the point really
     
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    I really enjoyed this movie. Didn't see the 3D print but it was more entertaining than I thought it would be. So far this year all the superhero flicks have been very entertaining.
     
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    I really enjoyed it as well. Almost as much as Days of Future Past. Those 140 something minutes flew by for me.
     
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    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    I thought it was very well done. It didn't overtake the action and effects, just enhanced them--which is what it is supposed to do, in my opinion.
     
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    Thanks for the info, I'll catch it today !
     
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    Audiences have given it a cinema score only a little below that of the beloved Days of Future Past. I think critics have been a little harsh and maybe expecting too much after the last chapter and after seeing Civil War a few weeks back. Seems like audiences are being more accepting :)
     

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