Updated: Nov 21
Bryan Singer sits in the director’s chair for a fourth time in the X- Men franchise, with Apocalypse. This is the third film in the latest X-Men reboot/rebirth that began with 2011’s First Class and 2014’s Days of Future Past.
For those living under a rock, the film is about the Earth’s oldest and most powerful mutant: Apocalypse. He awakens after thousands of years and becomes disillusioned with the world he finds. Because of this he gathers a group of mutants, including Magneto, so as to cleanse mankind and begin a new world order.
X-Men: Apocalypse is a good movie but in my opinion, it doesn’t reach the heights of its predecessor Days of Future Past. While Days Of Future Past was a time bending mash up packed with nostalgia, cameos and of course fan favorite Wolverine at the centre that bridged the gap between old and new, Apocalypse deals with a simple story of our heroes stopping an ancient evil from destroying the world. Been there, done that.
Still, Bryan Singer makes an exciting and entertaining summer blockbuster and most fans of the X- Men should be pleasantly pleased. For me however, Apocalypse falls a tad short in building a truly exhilarating adventure film.