X-Men: Apocalypse Movie Review

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X-Men Apocalypse is the third film in the new series of X-Men films that take place in the decades prior to the original X-Men movies.  X-Men:Apocalypse is the story of an ancient Egyptian mutant pharaoh with extraordinary powers who wakes up a millennia later in present day, after he was betrayed during an ancient ritual to prolong his life.  This pharaoh considers himself to be a god, and he is disgusted with how humanity has defiled his once precious world.  Apocalypse as he is known, gathers a group of mutants to cleanse the earth and start over by creating a new world.  A group of young X-Men led by Mystique battle Apocalypse to save the world and their fellow mutants.

X-Men Apocalypse is a solid film that is filled with some pretty good action scenes and a serviceable story.  Once again Magneto’s character continues to shine as he displays a wide range of emotions and motivations that make him one of the best characters in the X-Men universe.  Quicksilver, aka Pieter steals the show again with his funny lines and unique speedster moves.  There is also a nice surprise buried in the film that is one of the coolest yet brutal series of scenes seen in the X-Men universe.  Despite all the fun and cool things sprinkled into this movie, it didn’t get my juices flowing like Captain America: Civil War.  As a matter of fact I still think I liked X-Men: Days of Future Past better.  X-Men: Apocalypse is a good popcorn film, but it didn’t have me thinking about it deeply when it was over like Captain America: Civil War and Batman vs. Superman.

Grade: B

Roshawn: B

Kameron: A

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