X-Men: Apocalypse

A. L. Sparrow

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US Title: X-Men: Apocalypse
Year: 2016
Country: US
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Bryan Singer
Series: X-Men

What’s It About?
The X-Men must come together to stop Apocalypse, a super-mutant trying to take over the world.

Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
This movie could have (should have) been so awesome, but it was not. Not at all.  The story was overly ambitious, trying to follow many previously established characters and introduce or re-introduce several new ones, on top of squeezing in the emergence and backstory of the world’s first mutant and his quest for world domination.  There was too much going on and, as a result, everything got short changed, especially new additions Oscar Isaac and Olivia Munn.  I understand that blockbuster films can’t be three hours long in today’s marketplace, but this movie needed more time… or a more-focused script.

Final Grade: C-

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