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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Director:

Bryan Singer

Starring:

James McAvoy

Michael Fassbender

Jennifer Lawrence

Plot:

After the re-emergence of the world’s first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

Review:

The X-Men movies have gotten to be about as confusing as the X-Men comics. With the last movie the timeline was changed so I guess the first movies no longer matter, so the fact that Mystic, Lawrence, was going to become bad is no longer true? Maybe? I’m not sure and I don’t know if she is either which makes the ending a bit weird.

It’s probably best to completely forget the movies that don’t have McAvoy and the others in them because who the hell knows where they come into play if at all.

X-Men Apocalypse was fun, though it bounced around a lot and I was never quite sure where we were time wise. Quicksilver, Evan Peters, was again my favorite part even though I’ve seen a gif of his main scene several times at this point.

The ending was pretty massive, destruction on a worldwide scale, so it will be interesting to see what happens in the next movie. However, this franchise barely registers with me now so it’s not something I’m dying to see.

3/5

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Director:

Bryan Singer

Starring:

Patrick Stewart

Hugh Jackman

Ian McKellen

James McAvoy

Plot:

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Review:

I knew nothing about the Days of Future Past story line from the comics or the TV show so I went in with no expectations. My husband use to watch the TV show so was really hoping for more Bishop. Oh well.

There were a couple new X-Men in the future, and in the case of Bishop there was no explanation of his powers. Quicksilver was probably the best part of the movie. Loved the scene with him in the kitchen, the music reminded me of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

The movie ended up being a reset switch. Everything that has happened in the movies up until now we don’t even know if it happened. Everyone that died is back, the world is all hunky dory.

I call bullshit. There is no way humans would be ok with mutants after one tries to kill the president, brings a whole stadium to the white house, and is only stopped when another mutant stops him. They don’t even get to imprison the mutant that tried to kill the president because another powerful mutant lets him go.

Even with the unlikely ending I liked the movie. Didn’t love it, don’t need to own it, but I liked it.

3/5