X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

2016 PG-13 144 Minutes

Action | Adventure | Science Fiction | Fantasy

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immorta...

Overall Rating

6 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • What makes “X-Men: DoFP” a success is the way it blends the world of humankind and mutants - it redefined the comic book genre and escalated the standards of future X-Men films. And Bryan Singer continues to helm this material with “X-Men: Apocalypse”.

    Ten years after the events its predecessor, Professor Charles Xavier (McAvoy) and Hank McCoy (Hoult) are tutoring a new generation of mutants, until Apocalypse (Isaac) awakens and recruits four mutants including Erik Lehnsherr (Fassbender), in order to cleanse the world.

    This movie does a great job to set the arcs and introduce iconic characters like Cyclops, Jean Grey, Nightcrawler and Psylocke, accompanied with great performances from its talented actors. It also features some great action set pieces including the successor to Quicksilver's amazing scene in Days of Future Past. It also tells an interesting tale mixed with references from history, religion and politics.

    The character of Apocalypse is somewhat the most glaring flaw with this movie. His unclear goals and ridiculous drives are presented with cheesy monologues. Jennifer Lawrence has also nothing remarkable to shine as she reprises Raven.

    VERDICT: Apocalypse may have ruined the movie, but the X-Men consistently makes decent films to fortify its franchise.