Starring: James Mc Avoy (Professor Charles Xavier), Michel Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Oscar Issac (Apocalypse), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Rose Byrne (Moira MacTagger), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey/Phoenix).
Director: Bryan Singer
Cinematography: Newton Thomas Sigel
Music: John Ottman
Marvel’s X Men have been known to us since the days of childhood, not only for their special powers but also the scintillating movies lined up one after the other. Starting a new line of X Men movies from First Class followed by Days Of Future Past, X Men Apocalypse seems to get all ingredients right. Whether it be a perfectly fitting back story, a peek into the future release, links to other X Men movies and an all-powerful and devastating villain, the Apocalypse.
With stunning acting performances from every wolf in the pack, one cannot find any possible fault with the acting. From introduction of a new Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey, introvert yet powerful, transforming herself from a clumsy red head as Sansa Stark of Winterfell to a glimpse of the Hugh Jackman, Wolverine, Beast, Mystique, the Professor and Magneto, the casting is a perfect win for Singer and his team.
From a flawless screenplay and impeccable cinematography, the movie scores a 10 plus in both the aspects. The movie all along is well supported by Ottman’s well-fitting music. Well directed action scenes which highlight destructing the world have been Marvel’s signature and once again they sign off perfectly. Apocalypse makes his mark as the negative guy calling himself the King of the World. With some thrilling and destructive powers, Oscar Issac seems the perfect fit for Apocalypse. The only flaw seems the 160 minute spread, making it tiresome and predictable at times, something what Civil War gave us a lot.
X Men Apocalypse gives you the origin story for some of the famous X Men characters, Storm, Phoenix, Night crawler and Cyclops, which end the movie with a silver lining. The movie is the perfect four course meal, which if seen in 3D or IMAX will intensify your “Oh- Wow” moments in the flick. A must watch if you are a X Men fan and if not, I recommend taking the effort of watching all the other movies and then going for this one.
My Rating: 4.0/5