Generic title, but relevant to the story and the character whom which is the titular. What did I think about the film? It was probably one of the best X-Men films, is it one of the best super hero films? I guess so, I really wanted a little of a innovative original demise to Apocalypse.
X Men: Apocalypse (2016) is the 8th or 9th installment in the franchise. I say or because of Deadpool (2016) having his debut this year and there is an Xavier School, with a metal dude and a short moody buzz cut girl. I forget what happened because I didn’t really play Deadpool probably, it was on the background. I guess that’s a review for another time. If you watch Oscar Isaac talk about Apocalypse there is a good amount of clarity on his motives. But to be honest, there is very little in the movie if I remember. Apocalypse had four horsemen, which happened to be two women and two men. It would probably more appropriate to say four horsepeople. I guess. Nonetheless, the horsemen were not appealing to me. They were one dimensional and lacked any real reason to be there. Okay, Magneto had a reason, to be upset about not being able to live in peace – even when he tries to adapt to the human world. But why did Apocalypse choose the first three people whom happen to be mutants. Come on, Storm was basically a robber, Apocalypse Oscar. You should get like the best of the best Mutants in the world, which happen to be in abundance apparently according to Cerberus and Xavier. I agree with Jeremy Jahns, Magneto was where all the feels were at. I think Quick Silver could have been the reason of Magneto not wanting to destroy everything, his change of heart wasn’t clear and was very artificial for the sake of redemption. If Quick Silver said, “I’m your son”, I think that would have been a good reason for Magneto to change his ways, but no. It didn’t happen, in fact nothing really happened from the beginning to the end of the film. Seriously, no loses, no change of the X-Men. It was repetitive and how many times have we seen Wolverine’s escape from being Weapon X? But to be honest it was kind of cool seeing the Phoenix again.
Things that were cool were definitely Magneto and Apocalypse. In fact, I think just those two could have been the whole film if you ask me. I disliked pretty everyone else, or felt indifference with them. Especially Olivia Munn as Psylocke – why was she important? Who the hell is she?
Yeah she has like purple blades. Wow – in a whole where people can literally have magnetic poles to move the whole damn earth, people who can identify any mutant alive, an infinite powerful psyche called the phoenix. And Apocalypse chose a dude with wings, purple sword girl and a wind controlling street thief. But not to sound completely negative about the film, I did really like the Egyptian opening with the cool looking scenery – oh and too bad Apocalypse couldn’t make that Shiva reference to him. I think it was okay, I mean it doesn’t really downplay the OG (Original God). Overall, good film, could be better, I mean more innovative and original. And please for god sake give the audience some kind of payoff. Stop with the “and the story continues with a group of x-men”. We get it, there’ll be more X-Men films.