We just got back from X-Men: Apocalypse, check out what we thought below:
Bishop’s Review (8.5/10):
I guess you could call me an X-Men fan, I’ve seen all the movies and can’t really remember one I didn’t like (there were parts of Days of Future Past that I didn’t like though). I like seeing all the mutants’ different powers, and laughing at the ones with really stupid powers.
X-Men Apocalypse is a good movie in my opinion, it’s never slow and the action is intense. They really went all out with the world destruction in this one, unlike the others with localized mutant-related destruction Apocalypse goes Man of Steel sized destruction on a global scale. Unlike other movies where the villainous mutant had some sense of rationality, this movie’s villain (who’s an ancient Egyptian pharaoh god) wants to kill everyone and rebuild from scratch. Also enjoyable is that he is REALLY hard to defeat, better than the movies where the villain is struck down in a 30 second battle. Oscar Isaacs plays the villain and he does a great job, just wish Hollywood would cool it with the voice modulators for a bit.
If you need one reason to see X-Men: Apocalypse it has to be Quicksilver. His scenes are always my favorite, usually teamed with some classic eighties song and rife with comedy. I really hope Quicksilver gets his own movie like Deadpool or Ant-Man. PLEASE make it happen.
X-Men: Apocalypse is summer blockbuster popcorn flick. If you go into it expecting something else you’ll be disappointed, just buy your tickets, sit back and let the movie envelope you.
One final thing. Why was Psyloche in this movie? Either they butchered her character or she really is the most boring mutant of X-Men.
Bishop gives X-Men Apocalypse an 8.5/10
Cleetus’ Review (8/10):
I liked X-Men Apocalypse despite some poor reviews. Now, I’m not a huge X-Men of comic fan so I really just enjoy the action and the acting in the films. I don’t really care if things are inaccurate and what not. Quicksilver was definitely the highlight of the film for me. His scenes were so entertaining and perfectly timed because there were points in the film that just became mundane. There was a dreaded attitude amongst everyone and then all of a sudden you hear “Sweet Dreams” from the Eurythmics play as the scene freezes. That was definitely the best part for me.
I agree with Bishop when he says why was Psylocke even in the film. She had maybe five lines in the whole film and she’s listed sixteenth on IMDB’s cast list for the film! However, they did set the ending up leading us to believe that she’s getting a sequel, so maybe then there will be some relative character development in the future. Olivia Munn certainly got a lot of publicity for her preparation for the role in regards to her diet and exercise regimen which was quite intense. But, I guess they wanted the antagonism to focus on Oscar Isaac’s character En Sabah Nur in this film.
Cleetus gives X-Men Apocalypse an 8/10