Just a few weeks after Captain America: Civil War and the follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past, Bryan Singer is the right director to continue the X-Men franchise once again bringing the old and new mutants on another adventure hopefully getting bigger and better that ended up being pretty good. It’s wasn’t a great superhero movie to where it wasn’t perfect as Singer’s first three films in the franchise but X-Men: Apocalypse was still very entertaining.
What’s great about the most recent entries are both James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender. They’re still great duo as young Professor X and Magneto still wanting them to become friends more than enemies. Fassbender has one particular scene that was so emotional and it’s one of the best scenes in the franchise. It was great seeing some of the younger X-Men exploring their powers like Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smith-McPhee), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and Storm (Alexandra Shipp). And Quicksilver once again has a terrific scene.
Now Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) wasn’t that bad as the villain, but there were times where he wasn’t menacing enough to be a threat to where he gives speeches and yells but as the movie goes on, he gets better. And I’m not jumping on the bandwagon, Jennifer Lawrence is a great actress but it’s noticeable that she looks like she’s sleepwalking throughout thinking even she’s tired of playing Mystique. Many of the action sequences were fantastic and some humor worked well. The main problem is most parts of the story weren’t that compelling or not really told in a good narrative, and most of the horseman didn’t like i.e. Olivia Munn.
X-Men: Apocalypse wasn’t the installment that could beat out what was successful with Days of Future Past, overall it’s still an enjoyable addition to this superhero franchise. B