Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
It happened again. I have a theory why I keep looking passed this movie and forgetting its existence but that one is tough to prove. There’s something about this movie that just cannot maintain my attention. I’m really really trying and there’s a lot about this movie that seems really cool but it keeps happening.
I have another theory as to why this keeps happening. I think it’s because this movie doesn’t actually seem like it’ll have a huge impact on the larger narrative. This movie seems like a stop-gap in whatever should be happening next and this movie is just the Trojan to introduce us to whatever idea they have next in this new altered timeline that was created in Days of Future Past. I could be wrong and maybe this is the movie but I just don’t see it yet.
Let me know what you think.