X:Men Apocalypse Review


Cast overview, first billed only:
James McAvoy James McAvoy
Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender
Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer Lawrence
Nicholas Hoult Nicholas Hoult
Oscar Isaac Oscar Isaac
Rose Byrne Rose Byrne
Evan Peters Evan Peters
Josh Helman Josh Helman
Sophie Turner Sophie Turner
Tye Sheridan Tye Sheridan
Lucas Till Lucas Till
Kodi Smit-McPhee Kodi Smit-McPhee
Ben Hardy Ben Hardy
Alexandra Shipp Alexandra Shipp
Lana Condor Lana Condor


“This film generated over 15’000 jobs and took hundreds of thousands of work hours” declared the film after the (inevitable) end credits sequence. And whilst I don’t deny that the Special Effects guys clearly spent more time with this film than with their families, perhaps the script guy could have spent more than ten minutes writing the !~”!~”! thing?

Where to start? The script has a million plot-holes, the ‘villain’ would have been rejected by the Power Rangers, everybody apart from Michael Fassbender is phoning it in, its soggy and padded and goes out of it’s way to avoid anything as common as a fight scene.

I didn’t care for it.

But before I go back into the sea of hatred, let me revel in the sunshine of pretty good special effects and… er…. Jennifer Laurence (whocandonowrongever). Anything else?

Back down we go.

The plot dragged with an entire section devoted to getting some of the characters kidnapped purely so you-know-who can make a quick cameo. And, speaking of the characters this film introduces at least half a dozen (I lost count/interest) and has no idea what to do with them, Storm (who has about 4 lines and 3 minutes of screen time) along with Psylocke (ditto), Nightcrawler, Cyclops, Jean Grey and even Apocalypse himself (who is never referred to by that name in the film) are just stuffed into this bulging mess with pretty much no rhyme or reason other than to sell more toys.

And THAT’s not included all the constant flashbacks and references to not just the previous 2 X:Men films but the other trilogy as well! Oh, and did you like that bit in X:Men- Days of Future Past where Quicksilver ran around the room to the sound of an 80’s pop song? Well, it’s done again here except in a bigger and therefore ‘better’ sequence!

I can pretty much guarantee that this will be the second worst superhero film out this year. Skip it and go see Civil War again.

My Score- Poor 



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