X-Men: Apocalypse Review

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X-men is a very creative superhero concept. X-men movies have had there ups and downs. This is somewhere in the middle.

Quicksilver is great and his running fast scene was funny and awesome. I’m glad he was brought along on the adventure rather then sending him home. I see so many superspeed scenes with the song Sweet Dreams on YouTube because of this. Some of the new characters like Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Nightcrawler were good addictions. Considering that that the previous movies either killed them off early or not appear at all.

Magneto actually has a sad moment where his new family is accidentally killed by the police and he uses his daughter’s locket to slash the throats of the police. It’s a really sad moment considuring all he’s gone through. Sadly, his role is demoted when he becomes a horsemen. That’s a problem that I  have with this movie. The four horsemen feel undeveloped and not that interesting. Storm redemption didn’t do much, and Psylocke and Angel were just there just so there would be four and while the light sword and sharp feathers are cool it doesn’t help much.

Another problem I have was the scene where the x men were captured by Stryker. Theres no purpose to him in the story.  Though it does lead up to a good Wolverine cameo. He doesn’t have to be in the spotlight all the time.

I actually really liked the climax. It starts off with one on one with the x men and four horsemen. Then a part with Nightcrawler teleporting everyone out of the plane before Angel attacks and the plane crash.Then an epic Mind battle between Xavier, Apocalypse, and Jean Grey, and finally the combine power of Magneto, Storm, Cyclops, and Jean Grey (phoenix) to finish off Apocalypse.

There’s a scene where the x men just got out of Return of the Jedi and discuss which is the best Star Wars movie. Jean Grey comments saying that the third one is always the worst. That’s this one in a nutshell. I don’t think it’s bad, it’s  just not as good as Days of Future Past and even Deadpool. Still a good follow up to X-men.

Verdict:
+Quicksilver
+Magneto’s tragedy
+Wolverine cameo
+Climax
-The four horsemen
-Stryker

Score: B

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