X-Men: Apocalypse (Movie Review)

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PRAISES:

Considering the amazing cast that this movie had it was rather disappointing. The trailers hyped this film up to something that it couldn’t be. With a cast of Michael Fassbender (Macbeth, Steve Jobs), James McAvoy (Atonement, The Last King of Scotland), Jennifer Lawrence (The Silver Linings Playbook, Joy), Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, Equals), Oscar Isaac (Drive, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Hugh Jackman (Chappie,Les Misérables) this was all set up to be an incredible film however with a less than good plot and a disappointing villain this was just not that great. I think that they should have toned down the references to the comics (though Psylocke’s costume was pretty awesome) and just gotten rid of the ‘Phoenix force’ (there are just some things that do not belong in movies). Oscar Isaac let us down with a unsatisfactory portrayal of the weirdest choice of movie villain so far. I would not recommend this movie to people who are just trying out the franchise but if you are a fan you are just going have to struggle through it so that you get the backstory for the next film. It’s entertaining but not much else.

PLOT:

An ancient mutant called Apocalypse (Isaac) from Egypt awakens in modern day after thousands of years asleep. He proceeds to attempt to take over the modern world by using his four ‘horsemen’ ; Magneto (Fassbender), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), and Angel (Ben Hardy) as his own personal army. As usual the X- men are the only people who can stop him.

PROBLEMS:

Thoug set 20 years after X-men: Days of Future Past, the characters have not aged at all.

When magneto is controlling all of the metal around him, why is the X-men’s plane is not effected.

When Magneto goes to Auschwitz there is a sign saying danger in English.

When the Sydney opera house is destroyed the ANZAC Bridge is visible to the left. This bridge was not built at the time that the movie was set.

When Quicksilver’s Ms. Pacman  dies she makes the noise of normal Pacman dying.

POINTS:

Artistic Impression: 🌟🌟

Enjoyment: 🌟🌟🌟

Overall: 🌟🌟⭐️

PETTY TRIVIA:

1) When arriving at Storm’s home Apocalypse interacts with the television. The TV shows the Star Trek episode Star Trek: Who Mourns for Adonais? (1967) which features a superior powered being acting as a God in an attempt to control mortal men in a mirror story to Apocalypse’s own behavior.

2) The film was originally titled Age of Apocalypse but to avoid camparison with Avengers: Age of Ultron and Transformers: Age of Extinction.

3) Both Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, Legend) and Idris Elba (The Jungle Book, Beasts of no Nation)were considered for the role of Apocalypse before it went to Oscar Isaac.

4) Apocalypse’s quote, “Everything they built will fall! And from the ashes of their world, we’ll build a better one!” is almost a direct quote of his from the animated series ‘X-men’

PANDA:

IMDb: http://gb.imdb.com/title/tt3385516/

Liked this? Check out my reviews of Warcraft or Captain America: Civil War

 

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