Review: Watch X-Men Apocalypse Once, If You’re a Fan of X-Men
Film: X-Men Apocalypse
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Tye Sheridan, Hugh Jackman, Evan Peters.
Director: Bryan Singer
I survived director Bryan Singer’s new film X-Men Apocalypse, which went on for two hours and thirty minutes! The problem is that all X-Men movies have started to look the same... I cannot differentiate one from the other! The previous X-Men movies had well-defined characters and strong stories, which are unfortunately missing this time. With too many characters, old and new, this film is all over the place.
X-Men Apocalypse is set ten years after Days of Future Past. Ancient mutant Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) is back, and now he will destroy the world. Isaac’s performance is forgettable – he is such a fantastic actor but this was not a good role for him!
Sophie Turner, who we also seen in
Game of Thrones, is brilliant as Jean Grey. There
is no way I can get into the details of every character because that will bore you.
But I’ll mention a few interesting ones:
Apocalypse’s sidekick, Psylocke (Olivia Munn) has come cool powers. She looks something like Wonder Woman. Night crawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is very entertaining. Angel (Ben Hardy) is around, but doesn’t do much.
Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) is interesting, but underused. A shame, since she’s such a brilliant actress.
The best part is that you get to see Wolverine, but only briefly. Evan Peters as Quicksilver is amazing.
Compared to the energetic Days Of Future Past, this is awful! The flashbacks and the repetition of scenes get to you after a point of time. Visually, it’s very good but come on! For good visuals, I could just stare at the superhero screensaver on my laptop and not spend my time and money in the theatre.
Even for X-Men fans, this is a one-time watch!
Rating: 1.5 / 5