May 30, 2016

Movie Monday: X-Men: Apocalypse

I had a great time watching X-Men: Apocalypse and want to see it again.  It was big and silly, and it left a smile on my face.

The movie has too many plotlines to let them all breathe as they should, but I can't think of one I'd want to cut.  Instead, I want to spend more time with these characters - especially young Jean Grey, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, and Storm.  All manage to get standout moments against the established cast members.

Quicksilver, as in X-Men: Days of Future Past has one of the coolest scenes in the movie.  But my favorite character moment might be Professor X showing what makes him so dangerous.  I've enjoyed James McAvoy's performance, but I think this is the first time his Charles Xavier gets to feel dangerous.

From what I've read of critical reviews, X-Men: Apocalypse isn't getting the love of X-Men: First Class, much less Days of Future Past. I have to disagree with the critics.  This isn't a smart movie, sure, but it is one that gets what makes comics fun and has an appealing cast of characters.  It's also not insultingly dumb.

I must admit, I'd love another movie with the older cast to show what has changed due to Days of Future Past, but I can definitely live with these younger versions.  I'm hoping for more fun movies in the series to come.  Maybe we'll even see Deadpool in the main continuity one day.

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    1. Life would be boring if we all liked the same things!

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  2. I do really like these younger films. I still need to see this one, but I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it and that it was fun!

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    1. They do a good job with the casting!

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