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.