X-Men: Apocalypse: Movie

Hey guys, how’s it going? Rahul here coming in with a new blog! I know guys I didn’t post anything yesterday and I’m really apologetic for that! I was coming up with a review for this new movie that has just released and the show was at like late at night and i couldn’t post a blog right after the movie. So without further a due lets begin the review of X-Men: Apocalypse!

 

About:

This action, adventure, sci-fi film comes from the X-Men comics of Marvel by Stan Lee. It was directed by  Bryan SInger.

Time: 2 hours 24 minutes (144 minutes)

Main Characters:

  • Professor Charles Xavier/ Professor X (James McAvoy)
  • Erik Lehnsherr/ Magneto (Michael Fassbender)
  • Raven Darkholme/ Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence)
  • En Sabah Nur/ Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac)
  • Hank McCoy/ Beast (Nicholas Hoult)
  • Moira Mactaggert (Rose Byrne)
  • Scott Summers/ Cyclops (Tye Sheridan)
  • Jean Grey/ Phoenix (Sophie Turner)
  • Psylocke (Olivia Munn)
  • Alex Summers/ Havok (Lucas Till)
  • Peter Maximoff/ Quicksilver (Evan Peters)
  • Kurt Wagner. Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee)
  • Ororo Munroe/ Storm (Alexandra Shipp)
  • William Stryker (Josh Helman)
  • Angel/ Archangel (Ben Hardy)
  • Jubilation Lee/ Jubilee (Lana Condor)

 

Story:

The immortal psychic mutant En Sabah Nur rules ancient Egypt until he is betrayed by his worshipers, who entomb him alive. En Sabah Nur’s lieutenants, the Four Horsemen, die protecting and preserving him.

Awakening in 1983, and believing that without his presence humanity has lost its way, En Sabah Nur decides to destroy the world and remake it in his image. En Sabah Nur recruits new Horsemen.

Meanwhile, Alex Summers takes his teenage younger brother  Scott, whose own mutation for shooting optic beams from his eyes is growing out of control, toProfessor Charles Xavier’s school in Westchester county, New York, where Xavier and Hank McCoy will teach him how to control his abilities. Scott meets Xavier’s protected Jean GRey, and the two develop a bond over the fact that they both cannot fully control their mutant powers. Xavier and Alex consult with Moira Mactaggert , who has been researching the legend of En Sabah Nur, to learn more about the earthquakes caused by Nur’s awakening.

In Poland, Erik Lehnsherr lives with his new wife and daughter, Nina, but when authorities attempt to capture him for the incident at the white house, his family is accidentally killed in the crossfire. En Sabah Nur approaches the heartbroken Erik and takes him to Auschwitz, where he upgrades his powers. Erik destroys the camp and joins Sabah Nur, completing his new Four Horsemen.

En Sabah Nur hacks into Xavier’s mind while Xavier is using the mutant-locating computer Cerebro, and co-opts Xavier’s powers to force all global superpowers to launch Earth’s entire nuclear arsenal into space to prevent interference. En Sabah Nur and his Horsemen arrive in the mansion and kidnap Xavier. Attempting to stop them, Alex accidentally causes an explosion that destroys the mansion. William Stryker’s forces subsequently arrest Hank, Raven, Peter, and Moira, believing them to be involved in En Sabah Nur’s attack, and take them to the Weapon X facility for interrogation. Scott, Jean and Kurt covertly follow and liberate their comrades with help from Stryker’s brainwashed experimen Logan, whose mind Jean partially restores but on the cost of amnesia, as Logan escapes.

At En Sabah Nur’s behest, Erik uses his powers to control Earth’s magnetic poles, causing widespread destruction across the planet and mass casualties. Following a telepathic distress call secretly sent by Xavier to Jean, the others arrive in Cairo and battle the Horsemen, managing to rescue the professor before his mind was transferred into En Sabah’s body.  Finally, Xavier encourages Jean to unleash the full might of her powers against him. Letting go, Jean uses her unchecked power to cast Apocalypse into the astral plane, presumably, for eternity. In the ensuing chaos, Psylocke escapes.

In the aftermath, Erik helps reconstruct the school, but turns down Xavier’s offer to stay. Scott, Jean, Hank, Ororo, Kurt, Peter and Raven become the new “X-Men”.

In a post-credits scene, the abandoned Weapon X facility is infiltrated by a paramilitary team that begins retrieving data on Stryker’s mutant research, including an X-Ray and a blood sample marked “Weapon X” on behalf of the Essex Corporation.

 

Review:

The X-Men series is a very confusing one. The time periods are completely random. But if you are able to keep up with the time periods then you will see that this movie is really good. Unless you have seen the other X-Men you will not understand this movie too well. But overall, the movie is pretty good. The first half of the movie is fun to watch and informative. The fighting scene is sort of disappointing. Not as exciting as you would want in a Marvel movie. The story, concept and special effects are really good. Overall nice.

 

Rating:

I would give this movie a 3.5/5 stars.

 

 

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