Not terrible, not great, just... fine. Easily the worst of the new trilogy. Script-wise it was a real letdown from DoFP and First Class, and Apocalypse as a villain is stereotypical and brings nothing new to the table. Oscar Isaac was so wasted in this role.
While being a complete deus-ex-machina, the Quicksilver scene is again the best in the movie.
The problem with big tentpole pictures like this one is expectation. People already build up a picture of the film in their heads thanks to the trailers and all the hype surrounding the film. I, myself, was hyped up for this film following the exciting trailer.
The critics have not been happy and many people have dusted down their computers to criticise the film. Again, the problem I am sure was expectation. This film is good, sometimes excellent. Oscar Isaac is fearsome as Apocalypse, though I felt the character could have been more apocalyptic. The action is great and once again Quicksilver steals the show, in terms of story and lightness of tone.
I was disappointed so see one character die - why do they always have to die? - will there be a Days of Future Past 2 to bring him/her back? - no, but can't we just have a little but of fun instead of creating dramatic tension by killing somebody?
The film is flabby at times, a little off with the pacing during the first hour, and needs a serious injection of adrenalin at times. However, the film does kick up a gear and there are many crowd pleasing moments before the films end. There are a lot of characters in the film but that isn't a bad thing. Most are used well, others are merely cameos - hello, the Blob!
So what if this isn't even the best X-Men movie, although arguably it comes a close second or third. Its not the end of the world if it isn't the best superhero movie this year. Civil War comes out on top and Batman V Superman wasn't as awful as people made out. The film is very good and on reflection will be seen as one of the best movies of the summer, I am sure. I hold no hope for the Turtles film, am not sure on the new Ghostbusters, and Warcraft and Assassins Creed are an unknown property to film (though they both look ace - I'm just trying not to get carried away with hype).
Enjoy the film for the spectacle it is and remember a time not too long ago when superhero films were looked down upon by Hollywood execs.
I think the movie was great... I go to the theathers more than once to see it Again... Jean was the Best of all movies congrats to Sophie Turner! I Love It
still can't beat the previous two. looking forward to see Gambit in upcoming series.
For some reason I just wasn't feeling most of the movie. Apocalypse wasn't even a big bad.
I have no idea why Twentieth Century Fox doesn't just give up and sell the rights for these characters back to Marvel. They didn't actually do too bad this time, but I still feel Marvel would do a better job of it.
Anyway...X-Men: Apocalypse is not bad. It's a nice enough 2 hours plus of big explosions, special effects, and skintight leather. Everything a superhero movie should be.
The actors do a good job with a script that lacks depth but still manages to come up with moments that are memorable. Lawrence and Fassbender have some sort of detachment from the whole movie that does seem off, but all the others did a good job considering.
All-in-all, X.Men: Apocalypse was not a bad way to spend an evening. It manages to entertain and some parts are downright exciting.
So...Will I re-watch this in future? Not very likely, but stranger things have happened...