After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
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I must admit that when they relaunched the X-Men series to focus on their origins as teens led by a young Xavier and Magneto, I rolled my eyes. But First Class and Days of Future Past ended up being maybe the best two out of all of them, if X2 doesn't nudge them a tad.
I had high hopes for Apocalypse, one of the most revered X-Men storylines. Couple that with the casting of Oscar Isaac as the lead villain, and the recipe was there for a home run.
Sadly, Apocalypse stumbles too much in execution to be great. Issac does an admirable job playing the part, especially because his dialogue is largely cookie cutter super villain garbage. There are also too many moments to pick apart, questionable plot holes you could do a 20 minute YouTube video on, which people have.
Now all that bad aside, its not a total miss. Singer does a good job at dialing up the special effects that are customary for a film of this caliber. The Quicksilver scenes especially once again are a highlight. Its just too bad the smoke and mirrors weren't enough to mask the stage show better.