X-Men: Apocalypse

Director: Bryan Singer

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Issac, Nicholas Hoult

Release Date:  May 27, 2016

What’s it about?

En Sabah Nur, or Apocalypse, is the first mutant to have ever existed, and was entombed alive upon being betrayed by his worshippers. Awakened in 1983, he sets out to find his four lieutenants and correct the course of humanity, which he believes has lost its way. The only way to stop him? The familiar band of mutants led by Professor X and Mystique.

What’s hot?

Honestly, there’s not much to write here! I was really expecting this movie to be awesome given it cast, especially Oscar Issac as Apocalypse. We do get some great sequences from Fassbender’s Magneto, and some sharp dialogue, but barring that, this movie turns out to be a drag.

What’s not?

When a movie’s title has the name of the villain in it, it’s good to assume that he/she would be super powerful/evil/intelligent etc. Apocalypse is none of those! Starting out strong, the character loses his way due to poor writing. His motivations are unclear! Also, for the nth time, its Professor X and Magneto again. Oh, and they reconcile. AGAIN! This storyline is growing tiring.

When the X-Men franchise was semi-rebooted with ‘First Class’, I genuinely hoped that the good work would continue. However, its fizzled out! The movie seems short of ideas, creating another slowed-up sequence for Quicksilver because it worked the last time. But this was overkill!

I’d give this..

3 Stars – Watch if it’s on TV!

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