Brace for a mutant-style doomsday fest
Director: Bryan Singer Featuring: Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence For all those folks out there who are waiting for the end of the world, here it is, mutant style.
Director Bryan Singer continues to expand the X-Men universe in X-Men: Apocalypse, adding pieces to the puzzle of the origins of the X-Men from the nine movies in the franchise (so far).
Here, you will get a good bit of background on Storm (Alexandra Shipp), the chance to find out where Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) comes from, a bigger taste of the extraordinary power of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), and a brief encounter with Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and his tormentor, Col William Stryker (Josh Helman).
In the last film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, the X-Men had to travel back in time to fix the future. This time around, the team reunites to find and neutralise an ancient mutant – perhaps the first mutant – who ruled supreme through the ages until he was betrayed and trapped beneath a tumbled pyramid in Egypt. En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), or Apocalypse for short, is awakened after thousands of years. Determined to remake the world in his image, he seeks out four powerful mutants (a lot like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse) and sets about destroying the world. Unsurprisingly, Magneto (Michael Fassbender) ends up becoming one of the horsemen, pitting himself against his old friend and nemesis Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), who continues to be optimistic about the world’s abilities to survive and live in peace.
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven is at the centre of this film in which the survival of the human and mutant populations depends on their uniting to fight someone so powerful he can transfer the powers of any mutant to himself.
The world has taken a real beating this blockbuster season, with Superman and Batman slugging it out and The Avengers fighting each other, but the X-Men just might be the winners when it comes to almost completely destroying the world.
If you learn any lesson from this film, here it is: Embrace who you are and unleash your power for the good. For those who just like special effects and action, this film won’t disappoint.
The X-Men just might be the winners when it comes to almost
PREPARE FOR THE APOCALYPSE completely destroying the world