X-Men: Apocalypse Official synopsis:
Worshiped as a god since the dawn of civilization, the immortal Apocalypse becomes the first and most powerful mutant. Awakening after thousands of years, he recruits the disheartened Magneto and other mutants to create a new world order. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Professor X and Raven lead a team of young X-Men to stop their seemingly invincible nemesis from destroying mankind.
Age of Apocalypse is one of the most popular comic book crossover storylines and fans have been itching to see the big blue baddie on-screen for quite some time. While we’re finally getting this long waited moment, perhaps it’s too little too late when X-Men: Apocalyspe hits theaters on May 27.
The last film, Day of Futures Past reset the timeline thus erasing the events of the Brett Ratner helmed Last Stand. However, we also saw far into the future with all of our heroes safe and alive.
Presumably this makes the introduction of the new Jean Grey and Cyclops an uphill battle because any of the life threatening stakes they encounter in the film have already been spoiled since we know they survive.
The same can be said for Professor Xavier, Beast, Storm, and the world that Apocalypse is trying to destroy and rebuild for that matter. When we walk into a movie theater, plop a bucket of popcorn on our lap, and wait for the house lights to drop, it’s a given that the good guys are going to win.
This usually isn’t a bad thing, but we were essentially told the results of this film two years in advance.
Director Bryan Singer has had more ups than downs with the X-Men movie franchise. But all of his creative ingenuity will have to focus primarily on the journey of these characters in order for the audience to be invested in future films. It’s a task that is easier said than done. Can Singer pull it off?
FOG editor Stefan Blitz penned a spoiler free review of the film which you can click below to check out