Starring: James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult
Director: Bryan Singer
Runtime: 2 hours, 23 minutes
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Superhero | 2016
Here we are, the last day of x-men trilogy week. It won’t be a trilogy for much longer though. Another film is in the works for this year. I think I will see the next one, just because I’m already invested here with the x-men movies (minus all the ones that came before this trilogy that is). Apocalypse shows us what happens when Egyptians wake up the dead/sleeping Gods. This isn’t anything new i.e. The Mummy.
For the x-men though, this ancient God was the world’s first mutant. He has all the powers possible and lives forever because he transfers his consciousness into others before he can die. What power does he not have? The ability to control and read minds. So needless to say he needs Charles for his ultimate conquest.
Along with the normal crowd of mutants, we are gathered with some new faces. Storm (who we all know is Halle Berry, but in this case is a younger version) that is played by Alexandra Shipp joins the ranks of the evil side. Along with Olivia Munn’s character Psylocke and the non other Magento. On the good side, we have young Scott (played by tye Sheridan) and Jean Grey (played by Sophie Turner).
My favorite scenes are the ones that include Evan Peters. Much like the Flash scenes were my favorite in Justice League. I see the two franchises have similar takes on the personalities of their similarly gifted characters. Again, there was one scene with Hugh Jackman (like the first movie) so hopefully this keeps happening in the future movies. He pretty much is the face of the X-Men.
I thought this film was both good and exciting, but not as much as the last film. I’m going to stick Apocalypse with a “liked it.” It doesn’t out rank the second film but it does out rank the first one in my book. I’m interested to see where the next film is going to go following Jean Grey.
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"