Monday, 23 May 2016

X-Men:Apocalypse (2016)

[**1/2 stars / *****] 

X-Men: Apocalypse is a decent superhero venture that ticks the right boxes in engaging characters, well-placed humour and casting. 

Considering that superhero films release oh-too-often nowadays, you know the template well enough. This is where story, bad-guy-quotient and fight sequences matter. X-Men:Apocalypse has a grim, not-so-fun villain, not much of a story and OK fight sequences. 

X-Men Apocalypse review 
While the first half almost slumbers through in setting up the fight, the second half is more interesting, only in comparison. That the X-Men gel well as a team is an advantage as compared to the contrived teamwork in Marvel's Avengers and DC's Justice League film franchise. 

The standout sequence - Quicksilver's (Evan Peters, great casting) slow-mo rescue of fellow X-Men complete with a Michael Jackson moonwalk and this-is-so-easy attitude.  

Finally, X-Men: Apocalypse is not a letdown with a few sparkling, signature Bryan Singer moments salvaging it. 

It is certainly better than the last franchise release X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). 

Wanna check the best X-Men movies out? Revisit X2 (2003) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), the best yet of the X-Men movies.