Convoluted but more straightforward than its predecessor, Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse is a disappointing decline in the franchise, hindered by a drawn-out plot, cringe-worthy characters, and one of cinema’s dullest villains. It’s a superhero flick where special FX stomps on the plot in certain scenes, sometimes making for good fun, while others distract and somewhat pluck the credibility off characters.
Hands down the best moment belongs to Quicksilver. It’s his Days of Future Past scene doubled in fun. Whimsical as heck, you wanna hug the guy. Evan Peters is truly fantastic. Michael Fassbender is of course another highlight. It’s interesting to see the way his character plays out, even though it can seem familiar.
Big baddie Apocalypse, the most powerful mutant, is however a problem. Sure he’s mean and unstoppable, but he’s portrayed in such an unoriginal and tacky way – much like the film itself. Unfortunately it can get a little too cringy at times. By all means X-Men: Apocalypse isn’t worth hating, nor praising. Just note that it isn’t what you’d set out to see after witnessing the film’s predecessor.