|Movie Title:||X-Men: Apocalypse|
|Release Date:||May 9 2016|
THE 8th time is not the charm as X-men: Apocalypse fails to outdo previous films.
The X-men are back, and they are up against their strongest foe yet in En Sabah Nur (Oscar Issac), who is believed to be the first ever mutant.
Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and his team of new mutants must figure out a way to defeat the Apocalypse.
Whilst Days of Future Past, this film’s predecessor, brought back the original X-Men cast, this film carries on with the ‘First Class’ generation.
Oscar Isaac, fresh from his success with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, goes against type and takes on the much coveted role of modern comic book villain.
His ‘Apocalypse’ offers glimpses of showmanship in his portrayal, yet fails to impose himself as a particularly menacing villain.
Michael Fassbender comes out of the film as the real winner of the piece, with his depiction of the mutant Magneto.
He brings new depth to a character we have already seen five times before on the big screen.
However, the best shot scene in the film is the re-introduction of fan-favourite Quicksilver.
If every scene was made with this much creativity and attention to detail the rest of the film would have been a treat.
The film brings the ‘First Class’ story-line arc to a close, a filmic crescendo culminating with X-Men Apocalypse.
The over-hyped nature of the film will leave fans, of the series, disappointed.
One-time Wunderkind of the film universe; Bryan Singer, arguably given to much creative control, flatters to deceive with his over-stuffed direction.
In a summer of disappointing blockbusters X-Men Apocalypse sits below Captain America: Civil War but higher than Batman vs Superman, lying in a sort of purgatory of average superhero flicks.