Here’s what critics are saying about the latest Hollywood release ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, directed by Bryan Singer, and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac and Olivia Munn.
‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is yet another dark and gritty superhero film with a villain proclaiming the end of the world, but thanks to Bryan Singer’s direction and some unexpected horror themes it becomes a passably entertaining watch. Read the complete movie review here.
It tries, desperately, to do what ‘The Force Awakens’ did – to tread familiar territory, provide fan service, and push the already grand saga forward – but it doesn’t quite succeed. Read the complete movie review here.
Like nearly every film in the franchise before this, a large part of Apocalypse is a recruitment drive, with new X-Men found and old ones resurrected. Read the complete movie review here.
Better than ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, but not by an awful lot, and vastly less entertaining than Marvel’s current ‘Captain America’ smash, it’s also curiously more sadistic, and seemingly less bothered about large-scale human fallout, than this once-spirited series used to be. Read the complete movie review here.
Like its predecessors in The ‘X-Men’ series, it combines extraordinary special effects with cartoon-ish characterisation; moments of very dark sturm und drang with scenes that might have been lifted from a kids’ TV series. It is certainly spectacular. Read the complete movie review here.
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