Sunday, May 29, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse - Movie Review

I'll keep things spoiler free! Another weekend, another super hero movie, another X-Men movie (anyone ever ask why it is X-Men when there are women on the team as well? Like, wouldn't X-Team, or X-Squad, or hell, even X-Peeps be better?). Personally I'm all tapped out when it comes to super hero movies. The last one I saw was Dead Pool which totally increased my man crush on Ryan Reynolds (I really wish I could make little mole babies with him) and was just oh so mole! I didn't see the latest Captain America movie and the only reason I went to see X-Men was for my best friend's birthday. However, I will admit that I enjoyed the movie and also I very much enjoyed Days of Future Past (the movie, never read the comics though I did research the story arc a bit). As with any endeavor into time travel, changing the past to right the future, and all that other "let's reboot and make more money while not sucking as bad as the original" jazz there were questions that still remain unanswered but there was still action, comedy, an interesting story line if you continue to remind yourself to go no further backward in the movies then Days, and oh, in case I didn't mention it already, some amazing action.

Apocalypse is a continuation, story and setting wise, from Days of Future Past though significant time has passed between the two. Some origins are rewritten and it seems that much like the new Star Trek films take place in a different universe the new X-Men movies will take place in the new/altered timeline that existed after the events of Days. Almost all of the characters that were heavily shown in the movie were memorable, there were a few that I wouldn't have missed if they weren't there but they do have a purpose. There are some serious BAMF moments at the end, some moments that were so extreme they seemed unrealistic (even for a super hero movie about mutants with super powers), well placed sarcasm and dry humor (oh yes, give me more please!) and in the end I'm not disappointed I went to see it.

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