X-Men: Apocalypse is a 2016 American superhero film based on the fictional X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics. It is the ninth installment in the X-Men film series and is a sequel to 2014’s Days of Future Past.
This movie has literally been torn apart in the reviews from the mass of film critics. But along with Superman vs Batman, the critics didn’t like that one either and it went on to be a huge blockbuster! We found the movie slightly hard to follow. The movie starts with some outstanding action scenes but the foreign language will throw you off a bit if you aren’t really watching.
We were unaware that the movie takes the characters back to the 80’s, before the X-Men clan was actually formed. It took just a little while of watching the movie to realize the characters were the younger versions of the current X-Men characters.
The movie is action packed from beginning to end, as we would expect from any X-Men movie. There is no lacking in special effects, action, etc. Especially since you can see this in 3D, we were not disappointed in that aspect at all. However, the movie switches scenes often and the language changes can make it hard to follow.
This X-Men installment doesn’t completely disappoint but it wasn’t what we anticipated it to be either. If you just want to see tons of action, little dialogue that you can actually follow and an epic ending, you will most likely enjoy this movie. Out of 5 stars, we gave it a 3. Below are a few professional critic reviews to ponder.
Here are the Critic Reviews
“The latest entry in one of the more reliable comic-book franchises around, this time disappointingly succumbing to an exhausting case of been-there-done-that-itis.” Film Review: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’
“Watching Apocalypse, you don’t feel as if every character is being set up for his or her own spin-off. They complement one another. They need one another.” Full Review
“X-Men: Apocalypse is a decent follow-up to Days of Future Past – albeit one that will service longtime series fans more than casual filmgoers.” http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/reviews/x-men-apocalypse-20160524
Ben Kendrick·Screen Rant