ByMatthew Chapman, writer at
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Matthew Chapman

With the emergence of the world's first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

X-Men: Apocalypse.
X-Men: Apocalypse.
BEWARE of spoilers!
BEWARE of spoilers!

I’ve loved the X-Men since I was a kid with the comics and the awesome animated series but I have a love/hate relationship with these movies. I love being in the universe but I hate the inconsistency and completely skewed timeline of these movies!

First and foremost, Apocalypse looked horrendous! Absolutely 100% shit! The design on his face was done poorly, his voice didn’t fit the character, it looked like he was always sweaty and he looked like he was painted a different colour. At least characters from Marvel Studios like Ronan and Gamora looked like they were actually that colour!

Apparently Jubilee is supposed to be in this movie – could have fooled me! At no point is her name ever mentioned, she has only a couple of lines and never uses her powers! So very disappointing!

I was quite disappointed in Angel/Archangel, his timeline was ruined by this movie and also Psylocke, who felt like she was just in it to look pretty – never mentioned her name and we got no story at all.

Can we please just go one X-Men movie without Wolverine! All these little cameos that don’t really serve much purpose.

There were good moments in this film, like the new additions to the cast, and bad ones too, namely Apocalypse!

It was awesome to see the Danger Room and to see the characters in costumes that seem to have gotten some inspiration from the original comic and cartoon versions.

I will watch it again, probably buy it on Blu-ray but I always have to wonder; what would Marvel Studios do if they had X-Men!


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