The Collider Movie Talk crew of Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff, John Campea and Jon Schnepp give their in depth, SPOILER-heavy review of 20th Century Fox’s latest mutant blockbuster, X-Men: Apocalypse!
The much anticipated sequel to X-Men: Days of Future Past finally hits theatres this weekend and now, everyone can join in the discussion. With mixed reviews thus far from a number of critics, word from audiences and fans everywhere are more in favor of Bryan Singer’s mutant epic, with many overlooking its shortcoming and instead, having a ball.
The movie kicks off in the Nile Valley in 3600 BCE with an introduction to Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac. Fortunately he’s sealed inside a pyramid for thousands of years, but then in 1983, he’s set free and begins recruiting his Four Horsemen so they may “cleanse” the world together.
The movie has already pulled in record numbers for its opening weekend run, with an impressive $101.5 million dollar haul from international markets. Stateside, Apocalypse earned a stellar $8.2 million in Thursday night screening, in a near match to X-Men: Days of Future Past’s Thursday night debut of $8.1 million in 2014. No matter the critics take, it looks as though the X-Men franchise is alive and well in the world.
So enjoy the Collider crew’s spoiler-filled review of X-Men: Apocalypse and let the team know what you think of the movie!
“Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.”
For more of our X-Men: Apocalypse coverage, be sure to check out the following links:
- ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg Explain the New Timeline
- ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Post-Credits Scene Explained
- Bryan Singer on ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, Deleted Scenes, and Comic Book Nods
- Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy on ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, NSFW Improv, and ‘New Mutants’
- ‘X-Men’: Jennifer Lawrence Gets Candid About Potential Return in Future Films