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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Review: Flawed But Not a Failure

20 May 2016 | By Keith Anami

‘X-Men Apocalypse’ Review

Director Bryan Singer returns following his previous successful film within the X-Men franchise Days of Future Past by giving us the sequel X-Men Apocalypse. It features a great cast including James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Oscar Isaac.

The villain Apocalypse is revived from his sleep and is disenchanted by the current state of the world. Accompanied by his four horsemen, he plans to purify the earth. Set in 1983, 10 years after the events in Days of Future Past, the X-men have moved on with their lives, some try to live a normal life while others continue to help young mutants control their abilities.

This film has been greeted with mostly negative responses from critics. However, I personally enjoyed the movie. It had fantastic action sequences, deep emotional moments and good humor coupled with attenuate mentions to the comic book fans.

I was particularly pleased with Quicksilver played by Evan Peters. Most scenes involving his character were well executed and so much fun to watch.

The film does falter in a few areas. The first 30 minutes are incoherent, as the movie shifts from one scene to the next in a discombobulating manner. And some of the scenes involving new characters introduced within the first half hour are underwhelming.

The film also has a difficult time balancing the scope, especially with new characters, as some are underdeveloped and not given enough screen time for the audience to care about them.

The film is not perfect, it has some flaws but it’s definitely not a failure. I suggest you look beyond the negative criticism and see this when you can. You will most likely have a good time.
This review is courtesy of Anga Sky Cinema
Anga Sky Cinema Panari Nairobi

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