Since it hits theaters within a month of Captain America: Civil War, the newest installment in the X-Men franchise has a lot to live up to. In fact, in comparison to Civil War's massive success, the reviews for X-Men: Apocalypse have been mediocre at best, pulling only a 52 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
However, not everyone has such negative reviews of the film. Mark Millar, the writer of Kick-Ass, Wanted, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and Marvel's Civil War graphic novels had very good things to say about the newest X-Men flick.
Mr. Millar himself has labeled X-Men: Apocalypse the BEST superhero film since Guardians of the Galaxy, which debuted on August 1, 2014. That means that Avengers: Age of Ultron, Fantastic Four, Ant-Man, Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and even Captain America: Civil War did not surpass his feelings for Apocalypse.
Don't worry, the Civil War comic writer was a fan of the cinematic adaptation as well!
Even though X-Men: Apocalypse has received some poor views, that doesn't stop Mark Millar and many other critics from loving the movie and Oscar Isaac's titular villain!
Check Out Some Other Reviews Below:
Erick Estrada from Cinegarage calls Apocalypse:
A fun and efficient movie full of brilliant and exciting moments, with a crazy and sometimes cryptic sense of humor.
Amy West from International Business Times says that:
'X-Men: Apocalypse' succeeds in finding its own unique groove alongside this year's many superhero blockbusters.
And Jonathan Sanchez from Cinema Movil calls it:
A visual effects spectacle from start to finish with lots of action scenes that will get your heart racing.
Perhaps the poor reviews aren't the most accurate representation of the new superhero film. After all, quite a few reliable sources have nothing but nice things to say about Apocalypse.
Are you still on the fence about seeing X-Men: Apocalypse? Well, the only way you can find out if you like it is by going to see the film! Catch the latest and last TV spot here, and check out the full trailer below:
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters in the US on May 27 so make sure to buy your tickets!