Movie: X-Men: Apocalypse
Direction: Bryan Singer
Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till
Music: John Ottman
Cinematographer: Newton Thomas Sigel
Editor: John Ottman, Michael Louis Hill
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
What is it about: This would mark the 9th installment in the “X-Men” series. The ancient mutant rises from the dead, and goes on to conquer the world with the selected 4 horsemen. Which leads the X-Men to get down in defeating him. This installment is directed by Bryan Singer.
Why it’s disappointing: This definitely stays put for this movie.
What to watch out for: Marvel is giving a great run for DC’s investment. Marvel has been scoring continuously this month with Civil War and now Apocalypse. They have a great panache in weaving the stories from the previous films. They go back and forth, but at the end give us an entertaining superhero film. Bryan Singer doesn’t leave a room for disappointment.
Most of the cast reprise their roles, with few additional cast members reviving the old characters in their youngest form. Among the new ones, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey was great, she gave a commendable performance. It’s needless to say it was good, because she has proven that already in the stupendous “Game of Thrones”. Which was followed well by Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Olivia Munn as Psylocke & Kodi Smit-McPhee as the Night Crawler.
Oscar Issac as Apocalypse was a good find as the nemesis. Then are the usual suspects James McAvoy as Professor X and Michael Fassbender as Magento who are always head to head. Jennifer Lawrence was a sweet pea with ravenous outfit kicking some serious *****. And Nicholas Hoult as Beast was calm and poised rising in to action. The best among the lot was Evan Peters as Quicksilver, whose role brings in laughs, fun and is one of the wittiest. This time again Quicksilver steals the show with an exceptional sequence in the film.
If it’s MARVEL, you can expect nothing less than perfect when it comes to VFX. It was fantastic with great depth and immersion. The IMAX was an added advantage for a film of this stature. The sound was equally crunched with complimenting SFX. The cinematography was edgy by Newton Thomas Sigel, which was crisply cut by John Ottman & Michael Louis Hill.
Verdict: Bryan Singer once again made an X-Men film, which builds a strong bridge for the upcoming sequels and to the released prequels. He added them piece by piece, which when comes together leaves you in its awe. Definitely worth a watch, make sure to catch this on a large format to experience it to the fullest. And most importantly don’t miss the post credit scene, which gives away a scoop on the upcoming “Wolverine” sequel.