X-Men Apocalypse reviewX-Men Apocalypse continues the saga of the rebooted Marvel property of the X-Men film franchise from Fox, but to be honest, if they’re going to reboot a film franchise, they need to make it better than the first version they’re trying to wipe the slate clean of! But more to the point, it’s more of an action flick than any kind of story about the characters.

Apocalypse is directed by Bryan Singer off a screenplay written by both himself and Simon Kinberg, who as a team, have been heralding in this new rebooted version of the Marvel franchise.

The cast includes

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse,  Rose Byrne, Evan Peters returns as Quicksilver, we have a new Col Stryker, played by Josh Helman, Sophie Turner is Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan, Lucas Till, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Ben Hardy, Alexandra Shipp as Storm and Olivia Munn Psylocke.

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When the film opens, well, to be honest, the first two acts felt like the slowest story opening ever conceived on film, it established the backstory of Apocalypse, and touched on past events from the first reboot film.

Very little of the story focused on the stories of the characters. We saw Erik Lehnsherr (Fassbender) in his life of normalcy that turns to his personal hell which drives him back into his Magneto persona.

We touched briefly on what makes Raven, Hank McCoy and a few others tick and I swear, if we had not seen Rose Byrne in the first film, well…

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