Directed by Bryan Singer, 2oth Century Fox brings us the next Marvel movie X-Men: Apocalypse. It is the follow-up to X-Men First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past. It stars an ensemble cast including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Hugh Jackman, Stan Lee, among others.
In the days of ancient Egypt, the first mutant, En Sabah Nur, was born. Using alien technology, he can transfer from body to body allowing him to live forever. However, during one transition, he is sealed in a tomb.
However, 1983 CIA Agent Moira MacTaggert witnesses him being awakened. En then recruits Ororo Munroe, Psylocke, Warren Worthington III, and Magneto, who had tried to move on since the incident in DC. However, after his family’s death, he returns to his violent ways.
Professor X recruits Jean Grey, Alex’s brother Scott, as well as Kurt Wagner to the X-Men. Mystique, who has become a mutant urban legend returns to the mansion, warning Prof. X about Magneto and MacTaggert warns him of the coming Apocalypse.
The movie was a great film. Not as good as Captain America: Civil War, but definitely the best X-Men film so far. It’s one flaw is it relied way too much on plot instead of action. At times, it got bogged down by the story and subplots, but it definitely did a good job of setting up its alternative history.
Of course, you can tell Bryan Singer is an atheist. He took not so subtle pot shots at religion in general and Christian specifically. However, it is not as in your face as other films.
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PARENTAL CONCERNS: Violence, Language