X-Men: Apocalypse

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X-Men: Apocalypse is a film that revolves around “Apocalypse,” the strongest mutant in the world of the X-Men, who has gained immortality and limitless power by aggregating the strength of numerous other mutants.

After awakening from sleep that was many millennia long, Apocalypse teams up with several mutants to purify mankind and rule the world. Of course, a group of young X-Men, led by Raven, take on the burden of defeating this team and preventing world destruction.

X-Men: Apocalypse is a film with pros and cons—but the pros significantly outweigh the cons.

Apocalypse himself is one of those villains that we have all seen before, a seemingly all-powerful creature with one goal: world domination. While this stereotype might initially induce a few eye rolls, the execution of this villain stereotype has very rarely been as sophisticated and well thought out as it was in this film. The character of Apocalypse is layered, complex, threatening and incredibly intriguing all at once, which is one of the reasons why this film is so entertaining.

The acting is as close to faultless as could have been achieved, with Oscar Isaac doing a fantastic job as Apocalypse, and even the newer and less seasoned actors like Tye Sheridan did a phenomenal job and gave a performance that did justice to the more well-known actors in the movie like McAvoy.

One of the cons of the movie is that there are quite a lot of characters, and if the viewer has a momentarily lapse in attention, they may become confused—but the fact that each cast member actually did have a well thought out character that played a significant part in the plot makes up for this. Some might complain that there were too many characters for the viewer to get to know each of their personalities, but the director, Bryan Singer did a great job of making the most out of the little screen time that each character did have.

The story is rather darker than what most moviegoers would expect when walking into see this film, but that only helps to make it all the more interesting and leaving you wanting more by the time it is over.

One of the most notable scenes in the movie, and something that many people probably considered to be the absolute highlight of it was the appearance of the character of Quicksilver. The one slow motion scene with Quicksilver in it added a lot to the already enthralling plot.

Visually, the film is stunning, aiding the action and destruction-packed scenes in being even more exciting. The CGI is very well done, leaving you on the edge of your seat, absolutely engrossed from start to finish.

Overall, while X-Men: Apocalypse has its flaws, they are minute, and it is, nonetheless, a thoroughly entertaining action filled film that you can enjoy with a bunch of friends and with a big bucket of popcorn by your side.

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