I think Jean Gray said it best that the third one is always the worst. In no way, shape, or form am I saying I hated it. X- Men: Apocalypse had similar problems like I found with The Dark Knight Rises and Age of Ultron, as the film had to follow the best in its series. It kind of felt like a transition movie, like it was just made to set up the next few movies. Although I liked it, some things just didn’t work for me. 


Hands down my favorite thing about the movie was the new cast. They gave the series something new to work with, but I wanted more of them. That mall scene needed to be longer, which might have fleshed the new mutants out a little more. I wanted to see them interact without being shot at and just be normal teenagers. I’m sure that the DVD release will at least give Jubilee more than two lines.

Throughout the movie, there is a progression seen in Sophie Turner’s Jean Gray. Turning from a scared teenager with the power to destroy the world to an ass kicking X- Man. My inner child screamed when Jean unleashed the Phoenix force. One of my biggest worries was how they were going to pair Jean and Scott together.  I expected their relationship to be more forced them it was.  As they were brought together because of  Alex’s death and the destruction of the school.


Thank God Scott didn’t turn out to be a boy scout like James Marsden’s portrayal Cyclops was always overshadowed by Wolverine in the original trilogy. Alexandra Shipp was cool although she really didn’t do anything besides throw lightning bolts. I’ve never heard of Kodi Smit-McPhee before this, but he turned out to be my favorite of the new cast. Of course, Quicksilver is still my overall favorite. This was made clear after he saves the whole school minus Alex.

Wolverine’s cameo wasn’t necessary. Yeah, it was kind of cool, but you don’t need Hugh Jackman in every movie.  I’m excited for Wolverine 3 ( Logan), but I’d rather him make a cameo in Deadpool.

Why was Moira there, what purpose did she serve? It was pretty awkward watching Charles try to flirt with her. I did like her in First Class, but I’d rather the time that was spent on her be used for the other characters. Erik kind of has the worst life ever. He’s a victim of the Holocaust, watched his mother be murdered, was in jail for 10 years, and now his wife and daughter were instantly killed. At least he has Peter, and in my fan fiction, Charles.

Thank you Bryan Singer for not killing Psylocke. Even though Olivia Munn was barely used and a waste of good talent, she would be an awesome foe for them in the future.  Adding Quicksilver into the team was the right move, and I’m glad they didn’t have him tell Magneto that he was his son. I want them to have an over the top soap opera reveal at the end of the next one.

It clearly recycles elements from the other flicks. Once again the X- Men have to go save Professor X, and travel to Alkali Lake. By the end, it’s all fine and dandy. Charles and Erik have the same conversation that they have been having throughout all the films. McAvoy (Professor X) even restates something that Patrick Stewart said in the first film.

Where does this leave the X-Men Franchise? Most likely heading toward the Dark Phoenix, or something involving M-Day and Mr. Sinister Maybe it’s me, but I expected more. No matter what I think of the movies, it’s a million times better than Fantastic Four. {Like it’s that hard}