X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
This was an enjoyable, entertaining movie with the strongest mutant you'll ever see. But the mutant I speak of looks different than the comic book version and Aushuwitz didn't look anything like that. Just on more thing and I guess I have to make this a spoiler review now, and that just took up some words as I always have to add more at the end just to post. Why in the world would Young Professor X let an FBI agent into cerebro and explain how it works. If the government got him and forced him to use it they would probably kill every single one in the world. Why take chance? There u go writers, just think more before u write movies please.
Of all the X-Men this is bad a$$. Great effects. The graphics are killer. The story is great. The fast guy from American Horror Story is great. Besides he's the Flash. The Flash needs to learn from him.
Being a fan of X-Men and the Marvel Universe growing up will only hurt your opinions of this film as the characters are but pale translations of their counterparts in the comics and Fox cartoon. Case-in-point: the eponymous villain himself. Apocalypse is one of the most powerful villains in the X-Men stories with a vast array of powers. Yet, here, none of those powers are portrayed. The character himself is bland, lacking presence, and not nearly as bombastic as the Apocalypse I remember and loved as a kid. That version, the authentic one, spoke in big, deep, booming voice with menacing tones and a hint of something technological. His monologues and dialogue in the cartoon were among the most memorable part of that experience, speaking in biblical language and with a God-like demeanor. None of that drama makes it into this film.Most of the movie is not only predictable, but boring. With a few exceptions, it is both unengaging and formulaic, whereas the Marvel Cinematic Universe titles have since proven to at least avoid being one of those two things. The flashiness of the X-Men series is also unfitting for the darkness of the plotline here.While X-Men Apocalypse is still much better than the previous titles from the early 2000's, it still falls quite short of being able to capture the imagination the way or bring the kind of authentic laughs, drama, or depth that Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, or Deadpool were able to achieve.
There are some fundamental problems with prequels: certain later events stop making sense, the non-stop reference to other films weigh things down. It is a long list. But this movie has ALL those problems. There is ZERO character development, just lots of winks and nudges about previous movies in the franchise. Actors like Isaac and Fasbender are wasted. Villains' motivations never make sense (let alone their powers). It is just a mess. "First Class" showed so much promise, but this one did not deliver.