[Review] X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men Apocalypse Poster from Imgur
X-Men Apocalypse Poster from Imgur

TL;DR: 7/10, good summer and popcorn movie, but a little congested and underdeveloped in quite a few parts.

I’m not sure what my expectations were when I saw X-Men, but it was satiated by the time I walked out of the cinema. For one, it lead very nicely into the beginning of the first X-Men movie shot oh so many years ago. For another, it’s a fairly good end to the First Class series, which I’ve liked.

THAT SAID, it also left me hungry for me and slightly disappointed in the way the story was handled. No spoilers, but character development was quite lacking for a few of them, and there’s not enough fear to go around. It feels like it should have been a TV series instead of a movie; too much to do, not enough time to do it.

If you grew up watching the animated TV series, there will be plenty here to make you grin. There’s also a few nods and in-jokes, but overall, it’s not a must-see to me. If it had come out before Civil War, I’d have been wowed, but after CW the bar for ensemble superhero movies is set so high, I wish all the movies coming out later good luck.

Damnit now I’m worried about Doctor Strange!

Naoko @ Geminianeyes

2 comments

  1. Oh yes, you nailed it. Too much to do with too little time is indeed it. And the character development too. (Anyone wonders if Alex is really dead?) No doubt Civil War is way better. More intense and overwhelming. Now I wait for Star Trek…

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