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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Review: Neither the Start Nor End of the Mutants’ Clash

20 May 2016 | By Lisa Mugera | @Lisa_Mugera

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X-Men: Apocalypse is the final installment of a previous trilogy, and yet the beginning of a new one. The action begins in 3600BC, where the original psychic mutant Apocalypse, En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac) is back. We’re then whisked over centuries of years ahead, to 1983 where he awakens in an obviously bad mood and states, “I have returned.” He then gathers his four horsemen and embarks on his mission: To ruin the world.

The film is filled with superheroes; new and old. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones) has telepathy powers, which are a blessing and curse, and let her know what everyone feels. There’s Cyclops, the new mutants who's a high school kid with the fiery-gaze. He learns how to control his power without burning everything on sight, literally.

The long-tailed Nightcrawler is the second addition, and vanishes into purple smoke whenever he senses danger. Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique also returns with her glistening blue and helps to fight evil.

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Magneto (Michael Fassbender) is the mutant with an axe to grind, returning to the mutant life from the disruption of a pretty calm life with his family. Professor X/Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) however, doesn’t hesitate to remind him that he still has some good in him.

The movie is pretty long, a whole 2 and ½ hours. Director Bryan Singer has a lot to tell with little time to show, and so jam packs all the action together, making it hard to follow all the mutants’ life stories.

The cinematography is a tick. And the soundtrack is a double tick. The X-Men: Apocalypse is an exhilarating movie that is bound to thrill its spectators, especially to the die-hards. I rate it a 4 out of 5 stars.

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