X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse

Filmmaker Bryan Singer follows up his X-Men, X-Men 2 and Days of Future Past (as well as Matthew Vaughn’s First Class) with this all-encompassing entry to the Marvel mutant superhero franchise.

Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible - worshipped as a god. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world and recruits a team of mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind.

2016Rating: M, Violence,offensive language and content that may disturb144 minsUSA
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X-Men: Apocalypse / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Bryan Singer follows Matthew Vaughn’s excellent First Class and his own superb Days of Future Past with the disappointing Apocalypse. It’s not a bewildering Batman V Superman kind of disappointment. It’s the kind that’s felt when a sequel sidelines every great thing the franchise has built towards in favour of a dull and dour plot surrounding a bad guy who looks like he should be chasing the Power Rangers.

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Variety

Variety

Although the X-Men ensembles are usually large, there are simply too many characters for the action-heavy “Apocalypse” to properly juggle.

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Total Film

Total Film

The biggest X-Men movie yet doesn’t scrimp on carnage, but lacks the heft of Singer’s previous instalments.

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Time Out

Time Out

There are no memorable action scenes... And the script is just nonsense...

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Better than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but not by an awful lot...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Certainly provides bangs for your buck, although there is less space for the surreal strangeness of the X-Men to breathe, less dialogue interest, and they do not have the looser, wittier joy of the Avengers...

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Stuff

Stuff

It lacks the swagger and ingenuity of Deadpool, or the gravitas and allegory potential of Captain America: Civil War, or even the last two X-outings.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Despite the undeniable presence of a huge amount of action, X-Men: Apocalypse is decidedly a case of more is less...

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A blockbuster with heart, soul, and brains.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Messier and heavier than Days Of Future Past, this is not so much the next step in the X-Men’s evolution as a failed callback to past glories.

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