“X-Men: Apocalypse” Movie Review

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It’s 1983….ten years after the events in the last movie. The X-Men are being “accepted” into society and some have decided to live their lives in hopes of finding peace and quiet in normalcy. Others have not.

The Xavier (James McAvoy) School continues to accept new students and the world is “at peace”.

But things are about to change……

In Egypt, the world’s first mutant, the most powerful mutant, is uncovered after a thousand years lying in stasis: Apocalypse.

Recruiting four mutants as his four horsemen (Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Angel (Ben Hardy), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), and Psylocke (Olivia Munn)) Apocalypse starts the destruction of human life so he can rule the world.

xmen apocalypse 2Only one problem: An X-Men team lead by Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult).

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is an action packed adventure from beginning to end. Terrific special effects, thrilling action, mixed with touching moments make this a worthy third effort. I loved it when one of the mutants said “the third movie is always the worst”  referring to Star Wars, but, also an inside joke that none of the audience caught….well one did. Not true in this case….as Apocalypse is every bit as good as the previous two prequels to the original X-Men movies. This one is set after “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, but, before “X-Men: First Class”.

Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) shows up briefly, and we find out that Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) is indeed the most powerful mutant, even though her powers are yet to be harnessed. Other new mutants / students prove to be essential to survival (Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) are especially powerful), but, none as much as Quicksilver (Evan Peters) who saves almost everyone in a very cool, sometimes funny, sequence taking place as the school is exploding.

OK for most of the family. There is one, well placed and appropriate, f-word.

Stay all the way thru the credits as the upcoming Wolverine movie is teased.

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this at the Tracy, CA CineMark.

Drive Safe! Never Forget.





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