You are all my children, and you're lost because you follow blind leaders. No more false gods. I'm here now.
It has an ensemble cast ranging from Game of Thrones star, Sophie Turner, to Star Wars hunk Oscar Isaac. But can the powerhouse cast save X-Men: Apocalypse from the blunder that still haunts the previous entries of the franchise?
Director Bryan Singer tries to beat the exciting work that he’s done in X-Men: Days of Future Past with the latest installment to the Marvel classic. Leading actors Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult reprise their previous roles as the mighty mutants of the Marvel Universe. Now, with all their A-list superpowers, it’s time to know if they were able to survive a different kind of apocalypse - The GMovies Verdict.
The Beginning Of The End
After being accidentally awakened from his deep slumber, the powerful being and very first mutant, Apocalypse, aims to wreak havoc (you’ll get the gag after watching the movie) upon the world. Believing that humanity must be cleansed for following “false gods”, he enlists four other mutants - Psylocke, Storm, Angel, and Magneto - to assist him in “saving” the doomed humanity.
Now, it is up to Professor X, Mystique, Hank McCoy aka Beast, and a new team of young mutants to defeat Apocalypse and also save their lost comrade, Magneto, before he strays too far from the right path.
Heroic? Or Horrible Mutation?
Honestly, it’s a little bit of both. X-Men: Apocalypse has its superpower moments, and it also has a lot of could’ve-been-tasty-but-you-overcooked-it moments. By overcooked, we mean burnt. Charred. Ruined. The problem with the film is, it tried too hard to replicate the vibe of its predecessor. It was a valiant effort, we’ll give it that, but it lacked the cohesiveness and subtle touch that made Days of Future Past a welcome mutation.
On the flipside though, it’s refreshing to see new faces such as Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Ben Hardy, and Alexandra Shipp. Plus, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy’s performances gave the film its saving grace. Fassbender, specifically, had a lot of heart in this movie. His portrayal of the misunderstood Magneto can soften even the most iron-hearted person *wink. McAvoy comes in second as the ever hopeful Charles Xavier who remains a loyal friend through and through.
One of the few things we loved about the movie, Sansa Stark as Jean Grey.
And now for the tasty parts. One of the film’s good elements was its awareness for the cultural trend of its timeline - which was in the early 80’s. Big hair, decadent music, colorful clothes, and cheesy dance moves. It’s all jampacked in the movie, which gave it a bit of humor as well. See? There’s still some hope left.
Sadly, we didn’t see Mr. Isaacs groovy dance moves ala Ex Machina.
X-Men: Apocalypse is an ambitious effort from Director Bryan Singer and crew. It has its shining moments and it has dark ones, but it’ll still hype you up with its fresh characters, and Fassbender and McAvoy’s onscreen chemistry. With that, we give X-Men: Apocalypse 6 out of 10 movie stars!
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