Movie Review – ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

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Hello everyone! 🙂

I saw this ‘X-Men’ superhero film at the cinemas yesterday with my best mate, Stephen.

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ has been a great cinema experience for me! I enjoyed the story and found it very engaging to watch with its characters; special effects and action sequences throughout. I found it interesting when I was connecting this movie to other films I’d seen before in the ‘X-Men’ series.

This film takes place 10 years after the events of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and is set in 1983. An evil god-like mutant called Apocalypse has arisen and is about to take over the world by destroying humanity and having the mutants at his side. Will the X-Men be able to stop this impossible enemy?

I wondered whether I would settle back in easily into the ‘X-Men’ world after not seeing ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ for a long time. But strangely enough, I was able to get into the story; identify some of the characters and wondered who was going to choose which side to stop the evil Apocalypse.

James McAvoy returns as Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender returns as Magneto. I enjoyed the interesting character relationship between these two in this film. I wondered whether Magneto would become totally evil when he joined Apocalypse or whether Xavier would persuade his old friend otherwise.

Jennifer Lawrence returns as Mystique, who I liked in this movie and found her a better character in the ‘X-Men’ prequels compared to how she was just a villain in the original ‘X-Men’ trilogy. I also enjoyed Oscar Issac as Apocalypse, as he seemed powerful and impossible for the X-Men to defeat.

I was pleased to see the first chronological appearances of Tye Sheridan as Cyclops and Sophie Turner as Jean Gray in the ‘X-Men’ prequels. Both have interesting back-stories when they come to Xavier’s school. I liked how their relationship developed and how they would use their powers.

I was delighted to see Hugh Jackman make an appearance as Wolverine in this ‘X-Men’ film. It was interesting to see Wolverine at a point in his life when he was Weapon X and how he was mistreated by Colonel Stryker. I liked those moments when Jean Gray manages to tame Wolverine.

I thoroughly enjoyed ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ as a film in the cinema. I’ll have to re-watch these ‘X-Men’ movies again and see how they all connect with each other. I’m pleased with how the prequels have re-shaped the ‘X-Men’ movie saga by director Bryan Singer and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be the last.

By the way, my best mate Stephen loved ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’. He couldn’t stop saying how much he enjoyed it when we came out of the cinema! 😀

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Movie Review – ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

  1. Great review Tim, my cousin & i seen this last Wednesday & weren’t expecting much cause we’d read some scathing reviews but we came out stunned & very impressed of how good it was.

    Best Wolverine scene ever, this is hopefully how Wolverine will be in Wolverine 3 which will be the first R rated Wolverine movie.

    This film had, action, drama & emotion, i had tears in my eyes when Magneto cradles his dead wife & kid as Fassbrnder played the scene magnificently.

    What’s your rating on the movie mate, i gave it a 9/10

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  2. Thank Simon. Glad you enjoyed my review on ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’. I’m pleased you and your cousin enjoyed this film when you went to see it at the cinemas last Wednesday.

    I avoided reading the reviews in order to stop spoiling my enjoyment of the movie. I enjoyed ‘X: Men Apocalypse’ at the cinema and didn’t find any fault in it. It was the same enjoyable movie experience for me as with ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ two years ago.

    Yes the Wolverine scene was great to see in this movie. I had no idea there was going to be Wolverine 3. Thanks for letting me know, Simon. I’ll look out for it when it’s at the cinemas.

    That scene with Magneto losing his wife and daughter was very emotional to watch. I felt very sad for Magneto in those moments and Michael Fassbender delivered a spell-bounding performance.

    I’d say the same rating as you Simon. 9/10.

    I hope I’ll get round to re-watching the ‘X-Men’ movie series again as that would be great to do for my blog.

    Thanks again for your comments, Simon. Glad you enjoyed my review.

    Tim. 🙂

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