Wednesday, July 27, 2016

X-Men Apocalypse (2016)

Director: Bryan Singer

Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped 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.

I was so excited when they announced this movie. It is one of the best story lines from the comics. They even made it for the cartoon in the 90's, and that was so awesome to see. So I went to see the movie, and all I wanted to know is what happened. There was just too much that was not there in the movie at all. Parts of the story were not even mentioned at all.

First of all, I wanted to see Mr. Sinister in this movie. How awesome would have that been. I have no idea how they would have made him look, but I just really wanted to see that character. The timeline for the movie is just all over the place. It just does not fit in with the rest of the movies. If you try to watch the movies from start to finish, they are all over the place. The other part that bothered me was the fact that they recast most of the movie. Some of them they did for age, and I get that. Some of them are for no reason at all. They got someone else to play Quicksilver. Why? Was it really needed? His scene with him rescuing all of the students was just way too long and pointless to the story. That whole sequence was just for show and nothing more. There were just too many new faces to represent the characters.

The special effects for this movie were incredible. I know most of the movie was shot on a green or blue scene, since almost all of the backgrounds were fake. The creation was well worth the wait to see. It did make some of the movie move too fast at times. There was too much going on in some of the scenes, to where you did not know where exactly to focus.

If you separate the movie all by itself, it is a good movie. I know that is hard to do. The movie is good, but it does have some problems to it. It is still worth watching, but it is seeming that each movie is getting worse. Enjoy. 

X-Men Apocalypse (2016) Trailer

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