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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)


James McAvoy
Michael Fassbender
Jennifer Lawrence

Directed by Bryan Singer

Borrowing lines from Bilbo Baggins: This movie felt like butter spread over too much bread.
The movie starts with a too long build up to a very cliché story. A villain wakes up 1000s of years after being double crossed from trying to take over the world and decided that after waking up from his long slumber he will try and do it again. We have seen enough of villains trying to rule the world and end up being stopped when they are seconds away from making their dream a reality, so I was expecting a better storyline than the one this movie had.

The writers and director tried to build much tension into the film, but when the tale is as old as time, the only tension they could draw out of me was the fun scene when Quicksilver saved everyone from an exploding house.

The movie has a wonderful cast which did their best on screen to make you feel the emotional scenes that were present, kudos to them for that, but then Jennifer Lawrence was just there in this movie with little to nothing to do, but just talk. The other cast members had much to do, but with the amount of screen time that Lawrence had you would have expected more.

The main issue with this movie is the storyline, it is so dull, uninventive and unimaginative for an X-Men movie, but brace yourself for the cameo of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman).

The movie’s CGI is on point and so are the well-choreographed fight scenes, but all of this fully manifested in the final battle, so you will have to really hold your breath.

The movie plot is centred around the mutant of ancient Egypt En Sabah Nur. While making himself immortal, the people turned on him and trapped him underground for 1000s of years. He is awoken in 1983 and he sees the world as a wretched place weak and lost because he has not been around to lead it right. So instead of running for office like every pompous being who believes he is the answer the world has been waiting for, he decided to recruit four lieutenants upgrade their power and use them to destroy the world and start again.

His lieutenants were, Storm, Psylocke, Angel and Magneto. He then takes interest in Professors’ X powers and captures him.

Now that he has all he wants to take over the world, it is left to the young mutants from Professor’s X school to stop him.

In the end, I wished I had invested my weekend on something else.


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