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Saturday, May 21, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse (Movie Review)

By: Matt Suzara

After the incident that happened on the last film that shocked the entire nation, the mutants try to continue their lives in a peaceful way. Eric (Michael Fassbender) is in Poland with his daughter and wife. Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) is trying to save other mutants that are forced into bad situations while Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) still runs his school exclusive for mutants who want to control their powers. Meanwhile at Cairo, a mutant from the ancient time finally awakens from his deep sleep and tries to start again his botch plans to rule the world.

Bryan Singer continues the same-old formula in this successful franchise but still manages to deliver loads of fun and entertainment. X-Men Apocalypse has a lot of mixed reviews, but either way around you can't simply take away the fact that the film is solid and enjoyable. There are a lot of new mutants in the mix with a very powerful but flawed villain in Apocalypse (Oscar Issac) who knows how to make his horseman stronger but can't seem to stand and work on his own. 

The story is a bit slow but it allows the viewers to digest everything before the grand expensive and explosive finale. Fassbender and McAvoy continue to impress, with the two proving that they are the solid core of this franchise. Jennifer Lawrence is also great as Mystique even she doesn't have much to say this time around. Newcomers Sophie Turner, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Tye Sheridan all did a tremendous job in adding some youthful energy to our beloved characters we sure missed from the past films. And yes, Evan Peters (Quicksilver) once again steals the show like what he did on the previous installment with his slow-motion sequence.

Overall, X-Men Apocalypse is pretty much the same serving of the previous installments. It doesn't opt to bring in something new but still manage to carry the entertainment factor we always need in this kind of superhero themed blockbusters. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8.5 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy

Directed by: Bryan Singer
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox PH
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide  

 

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