X Men: Apocalypse
X Men: Apocalypse is the newest instalment in the X Men franchise. X Men: Apocalypse is the eighth instalment in the X Men series (if you include the Wolverine movies) which shows how long the series has lasted and how popular it clearly is with the fans. However, when I went to see Apocalypse I was….disappointed.
X Men: Apocalypse follows the story of Scott in the 80s. A boy with a remarkable superpower that causes lasers to uncontrollably shoot from his eyes. He is sent to Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters to try and get it under control. While there, Apocalypse, an original mutant who takes the powers of other mutants, wakes up from his slumber to basically…cause an apocalypse. This causes the X Men to team up and stop him, which they do obviously because it’s a superhero movie. This movie also reintroduces Storm, now played by Alexandra Shipp, Jean Grey, now played by Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones and Nightcrawler. Nightcrawler is the epitome of teen rebellion and angsty pop punk (he even has a tail! How unique!). Even Wolverine makes an appearance, but everyone knows that due to the excitement of seeing him in the trailer. This is sadly short lived as he turns up for five minutes, kills a bunch of nobodies and runs away into the snow. Wow, Hugh Jackman really earned that paycheque.
As you can tell from my sarcasm, this wasn’t my favourite movie. My issue with superhero movies is a lot of the stories are very similar. They all feature heroes coming together, nearly getting killed, not getting killed and stopping the bad guy. Since seeing Deadpool (review here if you’d like a read) everything else seems a little mediocre and like we need something new and refreshing. What I did find odd however was once Apocalypse rose again the two hours passed by so quickly! Yes the story before hand was a bit long winded and a little boring as it was setting the scene and the characters but the action afterwards wasn’t that bad (if you can ignore the awful green screen moment with Jean Grey and Apocalypse in the climax.)
When putting on Twitter that I was seeing this movie a lot of people told me they loved it but I don’t know why. I’d love to know your opinion on Apocalypse because, for me, it just didn’t excite me in the slightest.
What did you think of Apocalypse?
Until next time.