Month: June 2016

Review: X-Men Apocalypse

X-Men Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse is a 2016 film based on the fictional X-Men characters of Marvel Comics fame. This is the ninth installment of the X-men film series, and is a sequel to the 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. X-Men: Apocalypse was directed by Bryan Singer, with a screen play by Simon Kinberg.

Releasing on May 27, 2016 for America and May 9, 2016 for London, the film ran for approximately 144 minutes. Boasting a budget of $178 million, as of June 13, 2016, X-Men: Apocalypse had brought in $477.8 million.

This film had many great actors and actresses to portray the cast of mutant characters, including James McAvoy as Charles Xavier/Professor X, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme/Mystique, Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff/Quicksilver, and Lucas Till as Alex Summers/Havoc. I think all the characters gave strong performances, and each actor truly represented their character well.

Although the critic review for this film was mixed, I enjoyed the film. Averaging reviews of 5 out of 10 stars, I personally thought the film had a very nice plot line, and very well-developed characters.

As a person who enjoys Marvel Comics, I thought that this was a great film. Even if you have not watched the other eight films, you could still enjoy this film.

The basic plot is that the world is being threatened by the Earths first mutant, returned from the dead. En Sabah Nur, returned to life, lived in ancient Egypt and thinks that the new world has lost its way with out his presence.

It is up to the X-men, both new and old, to defend the world. Although I will not give away the ending for the readers who have not viewed the film yet, I loved the conclusion. It had just enough tricks and twists to keep me guessing until the very end as to what would happen.

I enjoy films that make you wonder till the end and this was a great “thinking” film. I would recommend this film and give it 8 out of 10 stars.

My only complaint would be that some of the action scenes may have been a little drawn out and over done. Overall, however, X-Men: Apocalypse remains a good film.

Written by: Racheal Harward