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"X-Men Apocalypse" Movie Review

Updated on July 22, 2022
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Nathan is a film critic and aspiring author with a true passion for the film industry who hopes his writings will help launch his career.

X-Men: Apocalypse was a well-written and well-acted film that both shocked in places and disappointed in others.The trailers built it up to be a major spectacle that rivaled even the best of the major superhero showdown films. Alas, it did not live up to that hype. That's not to say that it was a bad film because it wasn't. It was very good, just not what it could have been.

The acting was splendid all around. Not once was I unconvinced or uninterested because of any one person. Oscar Isaac mastered the role of Apocalypse, bringing new depth to his acting chops and certainly spicing up his resume. The next addition is Olivia Munn, who played Psylocke. Not much is known about her and her character doesn't get much of a chance to develop. She does a wonderful job with what she was hiven, however, and I look forward to seeing her in future films. Next up is Evan Peters, who returns as Quicksilver. He was last seen in Days of Future Past, and is the true star of Apocalypse. Quicksilver made the movie, basically. if he hadn't been in it, then it would have been completely dismal. Most of the other people in this one were also in X-Men: First Class, all of which have improved since then. Oh, just a forewarning, don't let the hardcore comic fans get you excited for Jubilee. They saw her for a split-second in the trailer and started hyping her up. She's barely in the film.

The story itself was well-written but the major problem was that there wasn't much focus to it. It seemed to be focused on Apocalypse, as the title suggests, but then it does a complete 180 and focuses on Mystique and Xavier. Disappointingly enough, Michael Fassbender's Magneto only had a couple central scenes and was mostly pushed aside.

In conclusion, I deem the movie worthy of a theatrical viewing but don't expect magnificence. It has its flaws and it has its successes. What disappoints me the most, though, is that they made a 2.5 hour film that doesn't tell us anything other than what we already know from the trailer.

© 2016 Nathan Jasper


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