The Apocalypse is upon us! Zach and Stephen sit down to discuss the good (and the bad) in the recently released X-Men: Apocalypse from 20th Century Fox.

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X-Men: Apocalypse

Worshiped as a god since the dawn of civilization, the immortal Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) becomes the first and most powerful mutant. Awakening after thousands of years, he recruits the disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and other mutants to create a new world order. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Professor X (James McAvoy) and Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) lead a team of young X-Men to stop their seemingly invincible nemesis from destroying mankind.

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1 Comment

  1. I left this movie severely disappointed. All of the reasons listed in the review are correct (bloated cgi, weak characterization, needless continuity problems, wasted actors) but three big problems really pulled me out of this movie. And yeah SPOILERS
    1) Magneto’s family being killed in the most contrived manner ever. The guard accidently and blindly shoots both the mother and daughter through the heart with the same arrow. He’s the Polish equivalent of Robin of Locksley.
    2) Which was done so we could feel sympathy for Magneto as he goes on a murder spree. Again. Considering the huge body count Magneto has racked up over the 5 previous films (most of whom he killed for racial reasons) why am I supposed to feel sympathy for this character again? And quick point that I dont see in most of the reviews, isn’t it Magneto who destroys all of the cities? Yes, Apocalypse juices him up but Magneto kills millions for no other reason than it provides a neat setting for the final fight. Storywise or characterwise it makes no sense. Its just masturbatory carnage. The population of Cairo was over 8 million in the 80’s. No one bats an eye in the film. And afterwards, it was just Eric you scamp. What are we going to do with you? Like he stole the neighbors car or threw a party while Xavier was out. Not that he surged past Hitler, Mao, Stalin and deMill in his body count. Considering all of the attention this kind of thing is drawing in comic book movies, I found this decision staggering. Thank you Steven for mentioning it.
    3) probably its biggest failing; this movie isn’t really fun. With the exception Quicksilver’s scene you never enjoy the mutant powers. 4 teenage mutants go to a mall in the eighties and we see none of it. Why? That’s the perfect opportunity to actually have fun in this movie. And I don’t think there’s anything more quintessential of the eighties and teen culture then the mall. We know from stills released in the lead-up that scenes were shot including the record store. Apparently Singer decided to cut them in favor of more carnage.

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