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
I left this movie with strangely mixed feelings and every time I tried to define exactly how I would describe the film to someone else, I found myself hedging every positive statement with a "but..."
I liked it. BUT... it didn't leave me with the same excited feelings that the other X-Men films did when I left the theater (Yes, that includes the much-maligned X-Men The Last Stand)
I thought the action was cool, even amazing in some parts. BUT... it takes a LONG time to get to the action.
I liked the direction they took the story. BUT... it's a lot of story (see the action item above). As a comics fan I didn't mind because I like the characters already and enjoy spending time in their world, BUT... I don't know if the average fan will enjoy the long stretches of exposition. It's a story that I think fits the continuity they've created in the films... however it is not the "Age of Apocalypse" storyline or really any particular one I recognized from the comic series.
Having said all that... it's not a bad movie. It's certainly not the worst entry in the X-Men film canon. I think it's box office take may suffer by being the third big superhero movie released in 2.5 months after "Batman v Superman" & "Captain America: Civil War". I love superhero movies and I just think I might have enjoyed this one more if it were released in February or August.
SOME SPOILERS BELOW
Other random thoughts:
Weird to think that it's Poe Dameron underneath all the Apocalypse makeup. You'd NEVER know.
I was excited to see Psylocke join the movie-verse but I'm confused with how they used her. Who was she? For what she ACTUALLY does in the film (SPOILER--pretty much nothing other than a bit of fighting), why have her at all?
I kind of wish the arrow that (SPOILER) Erik's (SPOILER) would have been fired intentionally. I think it would have made his choices after that a little more relatable (at least he didn't have to watch his family burned alive in a house like he did in the comics, I guess)
Apocalypse didn't do much. He could crumble people & buildings with no thought but he needed all the others to do stuff? For as powerful as he was, he didn't seem to try very hard.
They keep upping the destruction levels in these movies... the Golden Gate Bridge (X3), the football stadium (DoFP), what felt like half the world (Apocalypse). Where can you go after this, blowing up the entire planet Earth?
A few fun easter eggs for fans: seeing Jubilee, Caliban, Blob, a funny joke about X3, a couple of nods to X2, & Mystique's outfit at the end of the movie.
--SPOILER--It was cool to see Wolverine in his "Weapon X" phase. Wish they hadn't given that away in the trailer though. Would have been more fun as a complete surprise. His whole scene is quite bloody, but it does give a possible explanation for Wolvie's attraction/connection to Jean.
In ancient Egypt, a mutant believed to be a god is betrayed and entombed by his worshippers. In 1983, he awakens and seeks revenge on the world, looking to re-instate his position of power over mankind. The young students at Charles Xavier’s school must band together to stop him. The Egyptian mutant that is, not Charles.
Thanks to infinite amounts of time travel gimmicks, reboots and re-castings we’ve reached a point where the X-Men franchise will never die. This particular instalment is about as run-of-the-mill as you can get. You’ve seen it all before - a bad guy wants to take over the world. The mutants want to stop him. The government gets in the way.
In spite of its lack of any entertainment value or substance, the film answers a few questions about the franchise as a whole. We see a young Storm, a young Jean Grey and a young laser-eyes guy. We also get the back story on how Charles Xavier went bald, and why Magneto has anger management issues for the rest of his life.
Unless you really want the back story on characters from films that came out 15 years ago (or, spoiler alert, you’ve a Wolverine completionist) you could probably skip this one, despite James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender’s always solid performances.
Perhaps one day someone will compile a film of just the scenes with the super-speed guy. Watching him almost stop time and move shit around is always fun.
Bad movie, bad plot, bad screenplay, bad make-up... One of the worst villains in the superhero movies and it's just hard to overcome some previous ones. Keep the Quicksilver's 10 minutes, frenzied Wolverine's 10 seconds and some special effects and throw the rest away.
I'm very disappointed with this movie, especially with Apocalypse. The character was just too flat and vague. His characterization was nothing like what I expected (a ten feet ancient dude??) and his powers, i mean, he didn't use half of them... wtfSophie Turner was just MEH and Wolverine's appearence was unecessary as his damn solos movies, smh.Loved Psylocke and Quicksilver, and that's it. the rest was just too poor. Easily the weakest film from this reboot.
Evan Peters' Quicksilver is the true american hero.
I had a lot of fun with "X-Men: Apocalypse" and I expected to. The fun I had is the sole purpose for rating it as highly as I have. It would be unfair to knock it down because of what it is, another supposedly high-stakes, end-of-the-world story where you just know that there is absolutely no danger at all. The mutants, just like the Avengers in 2016's "Captain America: Civil War", have nothing to fear. Nothing permanent will befall any of the superheroes. They all just beat the crap out of everything and each other and then grimace and quip after every punch, shock and explosion.
Every hero has their moment. Their moment of peril. Their moment of glory. It's all to service the fanboys and to keep the actors happy and paid.
Their needs to be risk and real danger. If studios want to keep making money on these superhero movies, they are going to have to stray from the comic books and kill off a hero every now and then. Superman died in "Batman V Superman", but we all know they can't kill him off. But hey, why not have X-Men terminate Storm or Cyclops or someone? And for the love of Silver Surfer, can we be done with Wolverine for a while?!? I'm not buying him as even a marginally lethal mutant. Not with Jean Grey and Quicksilver around.
This is it for me. It's stake in the ground time. I am no longer rating superhero movies this highly just for being above average Action movies with eye candy effects. There's going to have to be some real danger with risks and consequences for actions.
That Quicksilver scene was really great O_O
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...
The problem I usually have with the Marvel movies is that while they where something special when they started they´ve become a common thing in cinema today. So I´m not as thrilled today with every new one coming out, I watch them, they were quite average to me lately. I found this to be quite entertaining though. Story was good, I like that we see more of where the x-men came from and how they got together. Visually it is good too. As I said, it´s a good and entertaining movie.
Yet again the stakes are raised and world-ending plot developments are brought to the fore, all the while seemingly forgetting that the best X-Men films have been those that focus on the core dynamic between the central characters amidst all the CGI mayhem. It is certainly not as disappointing as The Last Stand - the film is enjoyable to watch, and the interplay between the different X-Men is what Singer excels at, notwithstanding the absence of Wolverine to the main story. And yet as the second half of the film kicks into gear, Oscar Isaac’s central villain is largely wasted and both his motivation and powers are rather vague. It doesn’t help that yet again we have a film content to unleash citywide destruction with little context as to the impact and consequences that result. With Fassbender’s far more interesting Magneto also effectively relegated to the villain’s sidekick after a strong start, it’s left largely to the central heroes to hold our attention. McAvoy, Lawrence and Hoult are by now comfortable in their roles and by and large the other actors playing younger versions of characters from previous films acquit themselves well, though Turner will have to do a lot more in the future to convince as Jean Grey. Once again the star of the show turns out to be Peters’ Quicksilver, given more to do here beyond another fun display of his powers. It all adds up to a solid enough entertaining film, but after the fantastic Days of Future Past and with Singer’s involvement, this can’t help but feel like a step backwards.
The pace seemed a little slow but the action scenes are good, overall sit, relax watch a x men movie.. previous one was better.
Plot and story pretty non existent but a decent special effects fun filled 2 hours
I heard the movie was pretty bad, so I expected to be disappointed, but I don’t think I was?.. Yeah it’s a long film, maybe too long and that’s why it was dragging sometimes, but all in all it was a pretty entertaining watching experience and it definitely had some awesome moments. Unfortunately, in my opinion the rewatchability factor is pretty weak.
Now more in-depth review… Not really, just a stream of consciousness.
How did Cyclops’ power set that tree on fire? I don’t think it’s how it works.
Wait… Both Magneto’ wife and daughter were killed with one fucking arrow and because the guy’ hand slipped?.. Kinda weird…
So Alex died because he was closest to the blast?? He made the blast! It was coming from him, not towards him.
Apocalypse’ look and voice were kind of stupid. I hoped his powers would become more defined with the progression of the movie, but nope. Can he create anything he wants from something he destroyed or something?
Quicksilver’ scene is yet again the best part of the movie. I think it’s a tradition at this point.
Mystique was bland as fuck and Lawrence clearly gave up on trying with her (and possibly on acting in general, cough the last part of Hunger Games cough, which sucks cause I don’t think she’s a bad actress. To be honest I’m not too keen on Mystique’ representation in all of the X-men prequels. I let it slide in the first one and grudgingly in the second because she was still young and inexperienced and was supposed to be different, but at this point I can’t forgive the complete lifelessness and emptiness of the character. Especially when she was portrayed as great as she was in the original trilogy (and in animate series, imo). Also I always wished for her to be able to turn into animals in movies too, but I get it’s a missed opportunity at this point.
Why was Wolverine imprisoned by Stryker if Mystique was the one who got him in the end of DOFP?
Man it was weird to see a very young Jean and a, well, not so young Logan together knowing they gonna bang in the future.
I thought it was odd that Quicksilver never revealed that he was Magneto’s son to Magneto himself. It was definitely building up to that, with that even being a thing in the first place and then revealed to us viewers, plus with Magneto yet again losing family members it would have been neat for him for a change to acquire one, and of course with that moment where the reveal almost happened but then didn’t happen?.. That hold back was so confusing and completely unnecessary. But maybe there’s some agenda behind it, who knows.
Damn I bet Charles never expected that he’d lose his hair like that… And he was worrying that Cerebro would do it, ha.
I thought the Phoenix’ transformation was pretty cool and well placed.
It was nice to see flashbacks from previous movies and characters reminiscing about the past.
I have nothing else to say.
This movie's biggest problem was the script. Considering that it follows up DOFP (that managed to have an amazing script even with a complicated plot), it becomes obvious how this wasn't as good. All we got was cliché after cliché.
The first half is better than the second. From the opening sequence they were able to set up the mood pretty well. Unfortunately, they wasted Oscar Isaac, who we know can deliver brilliant acting. Apocalypse is a laughable character, we don't fully get what his purpose is (it keeps shifting?) and, really, the only reason he got his four horsemen was because of the terrible individual pain they are going through.
James McAvoy and Sophie Turner did a terrific job though. Their acting was spot on and Professor and Jean managed to be the best characters in this movie. Jennifer Lawrence was unable to sell us Mystique's love for Magneto (or Mystique at all, for that matter). Whatever feelings they have for each other--and that actually seemed platonic--are ineffective at making us care for them. We still suffer more with Charles and Erik's turbulent relationship.
Rose Byrne (as Moira MacTaggert), Nicholas Hoult (as Beast) and Tye Sheridan (as Cyclops) were fine. Lucas Till (Havok) had a smaller part but played it great. Alexandra Shipp (Storm) couldn't do much with the horrendous script. Olivia Munn's Psylocke wasn't bad at all, just subtle. Ben Hardy's Angel felt disposable, like Lana Condor's Jubilee, what is terribly sad.Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler) and Evan Peters (QuickSilver) are great comic relief.
It does have an exciting ending. I believe it sets the future movie well--which I expect to be their best one of so far. They just need to stay away from trying to make every line the most important one and also not combine all of them with a close-up.
UPDATE: Forgot to say that, even though it is a beautiful movie, its CGI isn't the best and the 3D is absolutely unnecessary.
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.
[8.2/10] I am, like most folks, a fan of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, and the way he uses the genre trappings in a gritty, semi-real setting to give Batman and his allies and enemies character stakes and social commentary. I’m also a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, which employ some strong world-building and character-focused arcs for each protagonist that blend into great interpersonal dynamics whenever the disparate characters cross paths.But I also really enjoy movies like X-Men: Apocalypse, which don’t follow either tack but still manage to be exciting, fun, and unique.
XM:A is not at all realistic. It is grandiose and full of wild, sometimes poorly-defined powers that get by on how cool they are, in isolation and in conjunction with one another. It’s a colorful movie, filled with diverse characters in crazy guises who use any number of crazy energy blasts or creative powers on one another. It is bonkers and comic book-y in that regard, and it’s a ton of fun.
But it’s also not really interested in world-building or character dynamics in the same way either. There’s a little of that, mostly in the form of echoes from the prior films, but the film is more interested in introducing new characters (well, kind of old characters, kind of new characters) throwing them into crazy situations, and letting the sparks fly.
That’s both a bug and a feature. To some degree, X-Men: Apocalypse is overstuffed. There’s a team of five bad guys, a team of five returning good guys, a trio of new good guys, and quick scenes and cameos from tons of other players in the franchise’s past, present, and future. That can leave the film feeling a little disjointed, with jumps around the world, visions of the distant beginning of the villain’s rise and portentous dreams of a terrible end. There is a lot going on here, and sometimes it’s difficult to keep it all straight.
Still, it also means that X-Men: Apocalypse feels nimble even as it gets a bit unwieldy in places. If you’re not enjoying one particular subplot or character, you can rest assured that the movie will zip on over to another that might be more your speed. In that sense, the movie keeps up its momentum, introducing characters on the fly, having them jump into the fray pretty immediately, and then eventually bringing everyone together, either as compatriots or antagonists, for the big finale. In that way, X-Men: Apocalypse feels like an entire season of a television show condensed down to one 2 ½ hour movie, with all the good that comes with that, but also the sense of story whiplash and packed-in feeling that comes with it too.
That’s pretty much the story of XM:A from a critical standpoint, where it does a number of interesting things and engages in solid storytelling, but tries to do so much of it that the results can seem glancing at times. Almost every character in the film has an arc, from the most prominent (Magneto finding the good in himself after tragedy…again, Mystique realizing she is an inspirational symbol to young mutants everywhere) to the brief (Jean and Cyclops being worried about their powers as a curse but learning to use them when the time is right) to the baffling (Professor X dealing with his mindwipe crush on Moira, Quicksilver waffling on whether to tell Magneto he’s his father).
None of these arcs are especially deep. The breakneck pace of the film sort of requires that everyone’s development be told in thumbnail sketches in character quirks. But everyone has something to do, a role to play in the narrative and some way to grow and change, that makes their presence seem like it has a purpose. While some of the mutants at the edge of the narrative (mostly the bad guy coterie) feel underserved, they can get by on cool looks and popcorn combat.
The best of these arcs are Magneto’s and Mystiques. While much of the plotting of XM:A feels slight, you just can’t put Michael Fassbender on screen and not feel the well of pain and anger and trauma he breathes into Magneto. It’s well-trodden ground for the character, but Fassbender nails it an elevates the material from the word go. By the same token, the notion of Mystique feeling like her stunt from the last film didn’t make humans like mutants anymore, just making them hide their prejudice, only to realize that regardless of the humans, it inspired a generation of young mutants, is pretty standard stuff. But it’s also a tidy little story, and Jennifer Lawrence sells the epiphany well.
Apocalypse himself gets something of the short shrift. Oscar Isaac is nigh-unrecognizable under all that prosthesis, and his prodigious talents are mostly used in service of functional but unremarkable big bad dialogue. Still, the production team does a good amount of the work in making him an imposing villain. The sound design on his voice, the disintegration powers he uses in creative ways, and even the somewhat ominous, regal bearing the demigod carries with him make Apocalypse a compelling enough, if not particularly well-rounded villain.
The production side of the film brings a great deal to the table all around. Again, this is a colorful film, with the final scene in particular a beautiful if sometimes dizzying cacophony of blasts and quakes and explosions. The film also gets oddly but impressively arty at times, with shots of a good guy and bad guy walking toward one another in the real world, bathed in flames and energy beams and other magical detritus, at the same time they’re confronting one another in another realm at the same time. There’s also another brilliant Quicksilver sequence, which uses the “Fry on 1,000 cups of coffee” vibe from Futurama to hilarious and inventive effect, with a kickin’ soundtrack to boot.
While X-Men Apocalypse is never going to be a critical favorite like Nolan’s bat-films, or have the sort of synergistic thrills and deep character treatment of the MCU movies, it works as a feature-length thrill ride. Some of it feels disposable and thin, but it makes up for that by being a full-on, committed bit of comic book grandiosity and weirdness. Sometimes its reach exceeds its grasp, but the film offers another flavor of superhero adventures on the silver screen, and I, for one, heartily enjoyed it.
This one is just another Marvel blabber. You won't find anything special here. Usually, the X-men series pack some story and intrigue into the film, maybe some schemes or few story lines.This one here is just the action sequence following to all American default storyline - good guys, problem, bad guy loses, end. 10% story, which contributes very little to the Xmen universe.
As you are probable a fan of GoT I guess, you will enjoy seeing our dear Sophie Turner on screen. But that's not enough. Also, Dolby Atmos is fun.
I was disappointed walking out of the theater.
Unleash your power...... Let go Jean .......Jean let go !!!!!!
"I tried your way, Charles.I tried to be like them.Live like them.But it always ends the same way"
The abusive relationship between Professor X and Magneto continues to bring strong intrigue to when they will meet next and what they will be in the middle of.
At first my fear was Jean Grey had been miscast, instead following the "she has the same hair color it is fine" formula but after that steady start by the end of the film she came into her own and i am looking forward to seeing her again. Scott and Kodi i loved though, with Storm and Quicksilver moving in, i am looking forward to the next generation! With more Jubilee!
The only character i was really down on as most have also said, Mystique. Mystique's actions are fine but it is Jennifer's delivery that leave a lot to be desired. Especially in the scene where Quicksilver is revealing that secret to her. I think old high school friends in drama class could of made me more convinced in their reaction.
Those last few minutes gave my inner child a squeal. It might be seen as a step down but it is still as fun as the previous two and the strongest of the X-Men trilogies. Between X-Men, Deadpool and MCU. Marvel properties are hot. -sweeps Fantastic Four under the rug-
By the way, What kind of bullshit shot from the arrow was that to kill the mother and the daughter instantly and at the same time?! I suppose tragedy is drive for Magneto but i could of blinked
This movie was hilarious, one giant disappointing joke. I went in with very little expectations and was actually pleasantly surprised with the beginning of the movie. Apocalypse's "origin story" was interesting and filmed in a very captivating way. That part of the movie was the only part that could really pull me in and it was simply an introduction to a character. Sadly after that it all went downhill extremely fast.
It started with characterization. It's not because people are familiar with the characters because of previous movies (or comics) that you can just slack off on writing proper characters. In X-Men Apocalypse they apparently decided that instead of giving a decent character arc to a couple of major characters they would rather give a lot of characters a very shitty and underdeveloped arc. Wonderful. Really. A character arc isn't supposed to just be "well let us show you a difficulty for this character in the start and then we'll suddenly get back to that at the end with it all being fixed", show us some evolution in your characters throughout the movie, and maybe we'd manage to actually care about them. So point one: poorly written.
Point two: DEAR GOD THIS WAS WRITTEN SO BADLY. The dialogue sounded so forced and unnatural it took me out of the movie and made me laugh at what should have been very serious moments.
Which brings me to my next point: x-men reeeeaaaally takes itself way too seriously. You've got really smart characters here, trying to cope with a very shitty world, make them witty, make them funny. It CAN WORK, humor would not have been out of place here, at all. Characters coping with humor is very common. They wouldn't have had to do it all the time, just a witty response to something here and there. It would have improved the dialogue situation and it would have taken my mind off of the (very disappointing) plot. Quicksilver is the only comic relief we get, and he didn't get nearly enough scenes.
Sure, the effects were great, hey even the first couple of scenes showing Apocalypse's origins were very promising, but that was overshadowed by a terrible script and horrible directing. The movie was a clusterfuck.
I put off watching this for an exceptionally long time past its release, simply because I had lost faith in the x-men franchise. I find x-men in particular difficult to look past its inability to stick to comic. I understand allowances have to be made for its jump to cinema, but there is so much changed and it just makes me mad,
However, this movie surprised me. While yes, many changes were made, in particular to say storms character, they did atleast stick to their own established universe in terms of other characters, such as jean grey and the Phoenix. So I can't complain about it really. I appreciate that this essentially left it full circle in terms of the movies, making it relatively easy to jump to the first three x-men movies directly after this with only a minor amount of discrepancy between the movies.
So while the fact they continue to diverge from comic is of continual annoyance to me, it was more enjoyable and less irksome then others in the x-men franchise.
An interesting take on Apocalypse, the first mutant. Its a good movie, but not great, Apocalypse is a tough character to pin down and I really like the destruction and action in the movie, and especially the development of the Four Hoursemen of Apocalypse. First Class was a level above, a hell of story with a great twist but in this case it just didn't work out the right way. An enjoyable X-Men movie hopefully the next will be better.
Totally great movie. It did have room for improvement, but you have to do what you can with the time you have, so something will suffer for sure. For one I would have loved to see more of Wolverine. Or to see Colossus or Kitty Pryde.
Sophie Turner was amazing as Jean as was Evan Peters as Quicksilver who stole the movie once more with such amazing scenes...The music, the 80's cameos.. Knight Rider, 6 million dollar man..... wow.
Has plenty of cool moments even if the X-Men films coexist with each other less and less as they go on. X-Men: Apocalypse isn't the best of the bunch but it's not the weakest since X-Men 3 happened first. The movie has it's slow points but comes to life and is more fun whenever Quicksilver is on screen pretty much.
There are definitely better X-Men movies than this one but it wasn't as bad as I thought. I had read many reviews before I went to the cinema so I was a little sceptical but at the end I enjoyed the movie. Don't expect great mega epic x-men movie and you'll be just fine. It could be a little bit shorter because some scenes are boring but at least you spend more time in the cinema :) So don't worry. If you like X-men, go for it. You won't be disappointed.
Sophie Turner is terrible in this
I liked it, way less confusing than the rest of the x-men, i enjoy it and had a nice action flow and plot with a good comic relief
Waste of time. The only cool thing in this movie is QuickSilver scene.Dummy movie with dummy script.
:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart: - The film is good.. But I find it very confusing with all The X Men films.
Here's how my rating system works:10:heart:- Masterpiece :100: 9:heart:- Excellent 8:heart: - Amazing :ok_hand: 7:heart:- Great :sun_with_face:6:heart: - Good :thumbsup: 5:heart: - Average :head_bandage:4:heart: - Bad but watchable :octagonal_sign:3:heart: - Bad :sob:2:heart:- Awful :face_vomiting:1:heart: - Bull Shit :zzz:
>kills millions of people>death and destruction on a scale humanity has never seen before>changes his mind in the last 5 minutes
Well, guess he's a good guy then. All is forgiven. Are you sure about not wanting to join the X-Men Erik? Aww, too bad.
The repeating trope of the good guys becoming bad and then realising they want to be good again is getting really annoying, especially with Magneto like dude pick a side instead of jumping side to side. It would’ve been less annoying and kinda reasonable if the motivations were understandable but they are not and are vague. Apocalypse was well done and the action was great with a pacing not getting you bored at any moment.
I give it 9.5 out of 10
To be more specific 7.3
I really like the Quicksilver montages in these movies. They always have a cool soundtrack, and the slow-motion action sequences are fun to watch.
This movie is so dumb
7.5/10 - Lots of action but the story was meh tbh.
I'm not really a big fan of the old Egypt but I guess it's nice to have some new elements.It seemed like the followers of that "god" were way too loyal though.
Poor Eric really doesn't have it easy but then again he also just likes to create trouble.
Quicksilver is one of the cooles characters and has the best scenes with the best music. I also loved that the Knight Rider intro was playing on the TV at his place.
This one also had a Stan Lee cameo, again, which is always nice.
Story wise I mainly liked the following things:
Apocalypse's voice was soft and soothing, exactly as an immortal demigod's should be, I suppose.
Looks great. Is a bit clunky as you'd expect. Also a bit long. Fun but
"You follow blind leaders."
While X-Men: Apocalypse isn't quite as strong as 'Days of Future Past', with the storytelling and it's twist & turns, but it's still a solid entry in the saga. I have to admit, I was surprisingly entertained with this movie which I didn't expect going in, since I wasn't expecting much with this movie. I had more fun with this than 'Civil War', and yes, I just said that and I'm not taking it back. The movie has it's flaws but at least I never bored watching the movie.
James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner and all of the other supporting cast were all great in their roles. I felt the emotion, the depth and the unexpected humor from the characters. Now when I think about it, all of the X-men characters in this and the past movies feel like actual characters to really care for. The movies themselves feel like actual movies and not just superhero films.
Oscar Isaac is such a terrific actor and I will always look forward to his next movie. In this film, Isaac plays Apocalypse (main villain of the film) and he was a pretty decent villain. He was very menacing with his own presence that actually made him quite treating, even tho he's motivates of destroying the world has been done before many times with other villains. Apocalypse isn't terrible or a weak villain as many critics have said, but I wouldn't rank him as the best one. I mean give Oscar Isaac a break, he had to act in all that make-up on him and he did the best he could, so there's that.
Some of the CGI in the film was very noticeable in a few scenes. But the effect's are not like that all the time, as there are many cool effect's in the film that did make me go "wow".
The movie dose take awhile to get going and I don't mean it was slow or anything like that, but I couldn't really care for what's going on in the first 30 minutes. But as the movie went along it started to get going and each scene was better as it went along.
Overall rating: X-men: Apocalypse is a very entertaining superhero movie that has it's pros and cons. I was surprised of how much I enjoyed this movie and how engaging I was. Oh, and Quick Sliver once again steals the show with an amazing slow motion sequence that easily tops 'Days of Future Past' slow mo scene. I can already tell a lot of people are going to be mixed with this movie after seeing the audience reaction (so far), but that's just opinions.
P.S. The film itself is much better then what the critics are making it out to be. Maybe it's because of the endless amount of superhero movies that are coming every week now. 'Civil War' is still being fresh in peoples heads. I mean the movie literally came out a few weeks ago.
Despite the marked increase in bloody violence over the franchise's previous chapters (perhaps a reflection of the similar shift in comics during the '80s) this is possibly the most inoffensive X-Men film yet. It's so stuffed with winks, nods and fan service, lingering in the introduction of each new(ish) character, that at times it can seem like the plot is just an afterthought.
Our story is ultra-light, with a focus on flashy effects, and only occasionally hints at the deeper, more interesting insights we were promised in trailers. Alas, the new villain's history (and the fascinating potential of its influence in a literally biblical sense) is relegated to a fleeting vignette before the opening credits. His plans for the elimination of our society and the construction of a newer, better, model are left frustratingly vague and confusing. Just take our word for it, I guess, that he's a meanie. The problems we experienced in Days of Future Past with Quicksilver's game-breaking powers (and their subsequently convenient writing-out at the climax) are back again, this time joined by several more ultra-powerful mutants. They, too, are conveniently absent or forgetful when push comes to shove, giving the impression that the climactic scene is on rails.
I hate to sound like I'm coming down hard on this film, because there's plenty it does well. Visually, it's as loyal a big screen depiction as we've ever seen of the big Marvel franchise, and there's loads to celebrate in a visual sense. It's loaded with treats for the dedicated fan and generates a fine action scene, but beneath the surface it's nothing special. Not bad, not a waste of time, just... far from extraordinary.
Trilling and very entertaining third entry in the X-Men prequel film series. I loved the opening sequence in ancient Egypt which was brilliantly done in my opinion.
X-Men: Apocalypse is an over-the-top superhero film that's entertaining but not very substantive. When an ancient and powerful mutant is resurrected from the ruins of an Egyptian pyramid he puts together a group of follows to help him conquer the world, and when Magneto falls under his thrall Mystique seeks out Xavier to help rescue him. Several new/original trilogy characters are re-introduced, including Storm, Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Nightcrawler. However, this kind of further muddles up the X-Men continuity. Yet there are a few interesting character developments, and some intriguing changes in the new timeline. And, the special effects are especially good and bring a lot of energy and excitement to the action scenes. While it's definitely one of the weaker entries of the series, X-Men: Apocalypse is still a fun sci-fi/adventure film.
Hi there!Since this movie os part of the trilogy that prequels the x-men movies, i didn't understood very well why Logan (Wolverine) appears on this movie already with the addamantium claws?
He just gets his claws a few years later from major Striker, when we ser in X-men Wolverine begins
I really feel the need to quote Deadpool: "These timelines are confusing!"
Also, that whole little Stryker trip was just so they can squeeze in a few minutes of weird Wolverine? Now that's just lazy writing.
The first time I knew that this film will feature Apocalypse I feel like I've already disappointed: it's not the time yet to feature one of the most ferocious X-Men's supervillain.
What I watched seems to confirm my suspected disappointment.
This IMO film can actually be good, but there are two problems. In the case of supervillain, he mimics the mistake of Avengers Age of Ultron: the super indestructible god-like villain was defeated in the most anticlimactic way.
The villain's introduction was too rushed. The development of the conflict was too rushed. The villain's demise, too, was too rushed.
This is especially so considering Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur) is an ultimate villain who can turn dozens to dust just by flicking their fingers and build a pyramid just by twisting their hands. In the end he just became "just another crazy guy who wants to end the world (like we don't have enough of them, dammit!)."
In terms of the focus of the story, the film also mimics the mistakes of the Captain America Civil War: the title of the movie is not that connected to the focus of the story.
In the Civil War, the issue should've been Sokovia Accords. In Apocalypse, the issue should've been the threat of destruction of the world and fulfillment of Apocalypse's ambition.But the movie don't let us understand why Apocalypse has such a big ambition. We also do not see any kind of motives that led the Four Horsemen (Magneto et al.) to decide in following Apocalypse.
Even for Magneto, who has the most obvious reason, the way they outline the story makes Magneto a character with unstable, undecided personality. All the destruction and threat was subsided anticlimactic-ly with no repercussion at all (seriously, how the hell the world forgives Magneto just like that, when we were shown earlier how he became a fugitive?). This also downplays the impact of Days of Future Past's ending.
This film feels like it's leaning to become some sort of closure to Bryan Singer's X-Men reboot. And just that.
There are inauguration of old characters with new faces: Storm, Cyclops, Jean Gray, Nightcrawler. Alexander Shipp replaced Halle Berry, Tye Sheridan replaced James Marsden, Sophie Turner replaced Famke Janssen, etc. And of course James McAvoy / Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender / Ian McKellen.
Through this film, it looks like Singer is saying that this is the beginning of a reboot of the new world of X-Men. New stories are coming. And for that reason, so many subplots are built here.
Unfortunately, just like what happened in Civil War, this means that the film's initial premise (Apocalypse's threat) can be replaced by any kind of villains which does not change the story at all.
Originally written in 29th May 2016 https://www.facebook.com/xaliber/posts/10153652249883543
It's fine, not the best but not bad. There was some real potential with the younger students and the 80s that was wasted. The Quicksilver and Wolverine scenes were the best. Everything else was kinda dull. Apocalypse was pretty generic and Oscar Isaac was wasted.
I think it was almost perfect way to connect the "old" and the "new" X-men. :)
And now we know when and how the Phoenix was born.;>
Good plot, amazing actors, it's always a pleasure, x men never let us down! I've a recommendation for Italian users: please watch it in English. It is with enormous sorrow that I must admit we are in front of the worst voice over in the history of the seventh art
I can't keep up with the timeline of the X men movies anymore. I don't know what's going on. But I know that I didn't like this movie. Directing, script, CGI, costumes, make up, all was bad. Not to mention the worst villain of all time. James and Michael weren't given much, which I thought was a waste. They are what made the prequels so amazing, take them out of focus and all turns to shit. The only positive thing I have to say is that I thought Sophia was a great Jean Grey. She had the same "the weight of the world on my shoulders" vibe to her. Even her scene with Wolverine had the same charge.
I've seen all the X-MEN MOVIES even LOGAN and I watch then over and over DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is the best
Well here we go more superhero-mutant shenanigans and if you, like me, never fell for that as youngster, (I preferred Tales of Terror and Horror comics), and as an adult left it all behind there is immediately a feeling of you are a guest at a club you are not a member of and what’s more the members of said club don’t really care if you join or not.
I was left feeling this was not a ‘pick up and play’ film.
This not to say the adventure of the unlikely human mutants left me cold or confused but I certainly felt there is a knowing wink to the fans and non-fans like me were not catered for quite so much. Even so I delved into the wacky world of the Blue Werewolf, a Teutonic Gremlin, Billy Whizz, Super Trooper Eyes, Katniss Everblue and the rest. Unsurprisingly the list of A-list young actors has increased due to the growing popularity of these movies but ironically it does not seem to have improved the quality of the acting or script.
Exceptions to this rule is Michael Fassbender who just brings a quality to any project his is in and his portrayal of Magneto certainly raises the film above the standard comic-book fare. Unfortunately, he was subjected to more angst and horror for Magneto to deal with and I do feel the human’s wipe out his family and only love motivation is overplayed as this scenario seems to happen to him every story. The second is the humourous and pitch-perfect light relief of Fassbender’s on-screen son Evan Peter or Billy Whizz or Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver his performance and his saving of the kids in the X-Mansion did genuinely make me smile and laugh.
As I said though these are exceptions, Jennifer Lawrence is surprisingly bland and unmemorable and not very mutant-like for most of the long running time and Oscar Issacs plays his big-bad Mr Angry role to the hilt but the villain’s motive is boring and so unoriginal and nonsensical it beggars belief. He wants to wipe out the world and population and make the survivors worship him – why? To what end? All that power and super-powers just so he can lord it over a small group of subservient survivors. Like every super-villain in every other film – why for goodness sake? Why? Once you’ve done that you are going to get very bored very quickly especially when you live forever.
Austen Powers style thousands if not millions of people die during this film some at the hands of Mr Angry others at the hands of ‘he’s really a good guy’ Magneto and others who must have been collateral damage. Concern for these people during the running time? None.
So, all in all, some good CGI, some awful CGI, some nice big soled boots for the ‘not that tall then’ villain and another exploding, fire filled world of ultimate doom saved at the last minute by throw the kitchen sink at the baddie and we’ll win.
This never ending cycle of explody, shouty, bombastic comic-books films will bury us all.
nice science fiction movie X men :) but A little disappointed XMEN always the same script a little boring ...
mar·vel('märvəl)verb1.be filled with wonder or astonishment."she marveled at Jeffrey's composure"synonyms: be amazed, be astonished, be surprised, be awednoun1.a wonderful or astonishing person or thing."the marvels of technology"synonyms: wonder, miracle, sensation, spectacle .... Dear Marvel... You're not fitting the definition much these days...save for Deadpool thankfully
better then i thought it would be, they should just make xmen into a live action tv series
Very boring, brings nothing new or exciting to the table.
X-Men Apocalypse is typical of what you would expect from a Marvel X-Men movie. Light on story and depth and heavy on special effects and action. In short it is exactly what I, as a Science Fiction and Fantasy geek, would expect as well as hope for.
The X-Men faces a new threat in the form of the worlds first mutant. Naturally said mutant is really a Übermutant vastly more powerful than any “normal” mutant. Equally naturally this Übermutant is set on a path of world destruction and domination. I quite liked this villain. He is a good all evil and powerful bad guy and a worthy adversary. No nonsense about trying to make the villain likable or trying to explain why he turned evil or such like. This guy is evil, he is the bad guy, he needs to be taken down…full stop.
As I wrote the story is not the most elaborate one around but it is a good one within the confines of a Marvel super hero movie. It gets the job done without being overly stupid or silly. It is set in the “prequel” universe created by X-Men First Class. The movie adds a few new X-Men to the ranks of Professor Xaviers team. Some of them thanks to the manipulations of Apocalypse although they start out on the bad side at first.
The movie moves along at a decent enough pace and, as was mentioned, there are quite a few action sequences and special effects thrown at the viewer throughout the movie. Personally I found the special effects to be quite good. Even stunning at times. I am quite a bit of a special effects nerd so of course this pleased me a lot.
The movies ending certainly opens the door to future X-Men movies and I for sure would like to see the franchise continue. I very much enjoyed these almost two and a half hours in front of my TV set.
Lent on Google Play, I mostly enjoyed Apocalypse. It is an entertaining watch packed with a lot of action and characters known from the previous X-Men movies.What I did not like at all was the villain and I think they should have come up with something better. I therefore found the beginning to be a little boring in parts and all the scenes in Egypt throughout the movie were not that great IMHO. It didn't help that in some of the scenes the CGI was discernible as such quite easily (something I found rather odd for a movie made in 2016!).Overall I think Apocalypse was better than "The Wolverine" (the weakest in the series for me) but worse then X2 and "Days of Future Past".
Brilliant - the best one yet (imvho)
"At least you tried"/10
Not sure why people hate this one. It is so good to me. So is the prequel trilogy.
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.
very good movie !!!! go go go
Cheio de lerô-lerô... ficou ruim o filme.
What i came to realize about X-men cinematic universe, is that the story always have heart in it and it got this ability to go to dark places without losing the audience . This film brought out the best in every X-men, Charles, Erik and Raven. Gave justice to Jean Grey too and if you really think of it she could be an equivalent to Professor X.
While maintaining the same old good complex relationships and mutant battles to save the world, they represented Egypt in most accurate way in which respected the origin story of En Sabah Nur (Apocalypse).
Finally fuck the critics,THE WORLD NEEDS THE X-MEN.
This is horrible big shit.
Appreciated the movie well-enough. Not my favorite X-men movie, but this is certainly not the worst.
Semi-spoiler: One my of FAVORITE scenes in this movie is towards the end, and we see the emergence is a certain character whose story was completely failed in The Last Stand. From what we saw in Apocalypse, MUCH better.
Who to make money:Create a villain, maybe an egyptian god !Take good actorsVillain want to destroy the world to rebuild his world (Good idea, it works for 100+ movies)Villain build a team with people without future
It's a classical movie, no brain needed.You need only your money and your time.
To long to be good! Cut out 20 minutes of pointless dialogue and silent staring and it's probably a better movie.
One word! AMAZING!! Loved it. #ShiftvW8
I'm an X-Men fan and I loved it a lot #ShiftvW8
Ok first: The X-Men franchise is my favorite out of Marvel. Now X-Men: Apocalypse was very fun, X-Men fans will like this just like I did. I forgave the clichéd villain because of how cool and how frightening he was. Overall I thought the movie was good and I had a blast watching it and will be watching it again. Worth seeing if you're an X-Men fan!
worst x-men movie ever made period. I would not watch this again even if you paid me!!!!
For some reason I wasn't amazed at all. And there's something with it's cinematography or maybe the set that I didn't quite like. It felt low quality, or was it intended as such? I guess I expected more. I probably like the Quicksilver parts, but that's it. 6.5/10
this movie is like gives you conclusion to how X-Men came together and how their powers it is what it is, kinda led down but amazing too
By far the BEST X-men movie ever made. Fantsstic. Absolutely loved this. 10/10 ignore anything rated less.
Expection killed the movie and i felt it was rather boring. Wished it was better! Quicksilver stole the show!
Found myself wishing for an actual apocalypse to put me out of my misery. 4/10
ok movie but captain America civil wars much better #ShiftvW8
Brilliant but would have been better with more wolverine in it. #ShiftvW8
Quicksilver's scene was ridiculous and over the top. I laughed like a giddy idiot through the whole scene :D
my main gripe with this movie is that the horseman (with the exception of Magneto ofc) were kinda underused and the CGI in their fights in the final battle was not the best.
I liked, has been good, but is less than civil war. There are post credits scene
This is by far the best of all X-Men and is not therefore special effects but rather by script; this does not carry the huge hole that the others had to drag because of the outcome of the original trilogy. But all is not good, for example, many characters enter the movie just to say hi and nothing more, so many that Bryan did not know what to do with them and unfortunately, it delivers all the highlight for Jennifer Lawrence again back the symbol of paper for everyone and that comes not as bad as it is important to develop the story only bad is the fact that very little Jennifer and Mystique, again the character is hidden by the star.The performances of the young Cyclops, Neptune Storm Archangel are great but were overshadowed by a young Jean Grey beautifully played by Sophie Turner; it itself does not come with anything new beyond his powers never recovered in the first trilogy but she oozes confidence so firmly that neither seems to be harmless girl of the first season of Game of Thrones, it enters and hands her role correctly showing that every fan of the mutants want to see: the Phoenix!The film itself is lost in stunning third act, exaggerated special effects shows more visual than content and on top there is a Revelation that changes your view why are you doing all this, and not of an explanation, its primary purpose some without saying goodbye and a new idea comes in the third act. That just shows that Oscar Isaac delivered more makeup than a good performance.
Trailer was just released: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COvnHv42T-A&ab_channel=20thCenturyFox