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Friday, June 10, 2016

Movie Review: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Director: Bryan Singer
Writers: Simon Kinberg, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Bryan Singer
Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of violence, action and destruction, brief strong language and some suggestive images)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
In Theaters: May 27, 2016 Wide
Runtime: 2 hr. 16 min.
20th Century Fox - Official Site
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 immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

Went to X-Men: Apocalypse with my husband and 15 year old daughter. I've never been a big fan of the X-Men franchise. For some reason I just can't buy into them and think they are cheesy...I don't like Mystique and every time she was on screen all I can think is Katniss Everdeen. All of that aside, once I got past the cheese, the movie had some really entertaining parts. But I can't figure out why Apocalypse made this great armor for three of his minions, but gave Psylocke only underwear to fight in? Hmmm.
This is a movie that benefits from a big screen. It you didn't like the 80s this might give you some regretful flashbacks. All the bad hair and shoulder pads.

All three of us were entertained so worth a matinee price. 

Best new X-Men character...  

Pizza Dog Is The Most Important New Mutant In "X-Men Apocalypse"

3.5 "blue" Sheep



  1. Blame Stan for Psylocke's costume Lol I loved this movie. I don't think I've been that entertained by an XMen movie since X-2 but you're right, for some reason I haven't warmed up to Mystique just yet. Fassbender on the other hand... ;)

    1. Oh...Eric is one fine piece of X. Wolverine is starting to show some mileage though . I love Jackman, but he is getting a bit old to play that character. I know, the female characters from his day and age dressed like that, and I have no problem with it since I enjoy seeing my male superheroes shirtless, but the other three were dressed for war

  2. I LOOOOOOVE the X-Men franchise but I haven't had time to see this yet. It gives me hope that someone who doesn't like the characters was entertained.

    1. good point. It brings the summer blockbuster experience. It ain't Civil War, but I'm a little biased there .