Fast forward to the '80s and we see Moira MacTaggert Rose Byrne investigating a cult following of this mysterious mutant. Oh look, the villain is getting the upper hand! It had a perfect balance of action, humor, emotion and mutants. It is really well crafted, and i do recommend people seeing it. We also get more connected with Magneto and why he hates humanity so much. I really liked the new cast of the younger X-Men, like Jean Grey, Storm, Nightcrawler, and Cyclops. He acts like a wild animal and slashes anyone who gets in his way and even this guy who begged Wolverine for mercy got his face ripped off! Magneto and Professor X are once again great, Apocalypse is a mixed bag, the pacing for the movie is all over the place, and the dull second half just brings the film down from the really good first half. The fresh elements of course add new facets to a film which could have otherwise been a complete bore, thanks to the slow burn nature of the plot which mostly sees both good guys and bad guys gathering their key players for the final showdown.
At the end it's one hell of a spectacular looking cake you made, but people notice the taste is a bit off, but somehow the added salt contributed to the flavor in a good way, and the cake was very much edible. The problem is they don't show any civilians dying; it's just buildings coming apart, making it hard to care about the situation. A sheer resemblance of what we saw in X Men cartoons, both evolution and the 1990 ones. Both are brilliant in their roles and have great chemistry in the scenes they share. These are things that enrage fans over and over again.
I loved all the X-Men movies, including X-Men Origins: Wolverine. It is not a bad movie per se. And at least this time he has a purpose in the story other than being a just a miraculous attempt. Okay, sorry for my rant but this has gotten out of control. The action is handled very well for the most part.
Charles Xavier, who owns a school for young mutants, sends Storm and Cyclops to bring them back before it is too late. And Beast should be well a Beast, but a handsome Nicholas Hoult is better to look at I presume. The movie doesn't develop the 4 horsemen enough, but that not a bad thing at all. Cities crumble into dust, the Earth itself collapses from the inside, every nuclear warhead launches simultaneously across the world. Divisive might be the best word to describe this movie.
But the story is a bit weak, it's hard to take in a few of the twists and turns in this film, but still everything else is so brilliantly crafted, the movie pulls it off anyways, and that makes me feel i got my moneys worth. Scene succeeds scene in hallucinating speed. Apocalypse is one of those villains that has only one goal: world domination. And the guy is just menacing to look at. Our characters are all reduced to two dimensional archetypes each with familiar story arcs.
I should also add that Apocalypse, despite it's bleak story, does have some moments of humour and wit that went down well with the audience. I never thought they could top the X-Men: Days of Future Past action or comedy scene but they did. There are lot of plot threads to follow. Synopsis In a world where both Mutants and Humans fear each other, Marie, better known as Rogue, runs away from home and hitches a ride with another mutant, known as Logan, a. Are the younger versions of the X-Men in this film? Instead we get more Charles Xavier and more Eric playing out their character drama like star crossed lovers. Apocalypse is also a small mutant compared to the others for some reason and he's just another villain who is obsessed with destroying the world, and his motivations are thin.
I don't mind it, but Mystique is no hero, she is a devious villain! The guy's name is freaking Apocalypse and was hailed as a god in his time, and having seen how corrupt the world has become, he believes it's time for some new leadership. But there are a lot of things I was not satisfied with while watching. For me this was the best x-men movie because this movie has the best action sequences as compared to any other x-men movie with a great story and emotion not as good as days of future past but who cares its a superhero movie. It's a large cast but it never feels unbalanced. He recruits some mutants, including Storm, Angel, Psylocke, and eventually Magneto, to help fulfill his global extinction plan, and it's exactly as destructive as it sounds.
In an age where superheros are invading our cinemas, one could do worse if one watches a film about hope and freedom, about homophobia, racism, bigotry, immigration and all sort of other social issues. X-Men: Apocalypse gets a B-. Then a group of young X-Men boys and girls start a fight against his purpose in order to save mankind from destruction. She just seems uninspired throughout the run-time and becomes tedious since she uses the personality over and over again to play the character. The film also tries to fit into the overall X-Men continuity, while trying to stand up on its own.
But as mentioned earlier his motivations are touched on but not explored. 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. It is not about being a purist, but about honoring the original. If there was ever a practical motive for a villain to want to push the reset button on Earth, this is it. The visuals are stunning, the chaos is immense, the humor is well placed, the pacing is spot on, the music is great Metallica and Beethoven anyone? Fortunately or unfortunately it does not require much inferring or complex thinking to follow the story.