X-Men Apocalypse Review
2 out of 5 stars
Full disclosure: I have seen all the X-men movies, most of them multiple times, so there is an implied sense of comparison here.
Launching from the previous film in the series, X-man: Days of Future Past, this one proudly exclaims everything is new again, which the filmmakers appear to take as license to revisit old scenarios, set-ups, right down to specific lines of dialogue that were delivered before in previous X-men movies. Mutant cage-match fight, check. New kid in school who has trouble with power control, double check. Pawns swayed into following a powerful new leader, triple check. Quirky mannerisms, costumes and set dressing of another era, check. The “us (strong, next evolutionary step, mutants) versus them (confused, fearful, lost, humans)” conversation, check. Scenes of mass destruction, check. The cute/fun appearance of Quicksilver to cheekily save the day, check. Alkali Lake facility, Stryker, Wolverine cameo … check check check. “Time to fight” speech, check. “I am not a hero” speech, check. Destruction of Xavier’s school, check. Continue reading Film Review: X-men Apocalypse