X-Men: Apocalypse Reviews

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May 26, 2016
For every lively moment, there's a reminder that the franchise is tiring. The genre's emphasis on potential mass death is obsessive and unimaginative.
May 26, 2016
Enormous goings on keep going on, and on, in "X-Men: Apocalypse," a collection of explosions, eruptions and conflagrations that suggests the implosion of a franchise.
May 26, 2016
The property is running on bald tires, and, for all its ear-splitting racket and lavish effects, "Apocalypse" is the barest of retreads.
May 26, 2016
I found myself loving this strange, straight-faced operetta that embraces everything from Gregorian chanting to East German punk to Flock of Seagulls
May 26, 2016
Those who have seen the previous "X-Men" movies will likely feel motivated to keep their run complete, and over 2 hours and 23 minutes, they mostly get their money's worth.
May 26, 2016
Mostly ... it's the same old story: Bad mutants versus good mutants, with the fate of us humans - mostly off-screen, disturbingly expendable - hanging in the balance.
May 26, 2016
Even the hardcore geeks who like to get their Comic-Con on might be feeling a little superhero fatigue right about now. Still. You owe it to yourself to see Quicksilver do his thing.
May 26, 2016
"X-Men: Apocalypse" isn't a catastrophe, but you may find it lacking.
May 26, 2016
At times, "Apocalypse" can be great fun, even if it doesn't know when to hand its car keys to a friend and ask to be taken home.
May 26, 2016
It feels flat, disjointed, with too many moving parts.
May 26, 2016
Don't believe the negative hype. Though sluggish and overlong, the ninth film in the franchise has some entertaining moments.
May 26, 2016
The film flirts with the substance of a delicious main course, but ends up being an annoying succession of hors d'oeuvres that never fill you up.
May 26, 2016
Apocalypse is an effort to catch up to that grander mode of comic-book storytelling, but its epic scope is a mile wide and an inch deep.
May 26, 2016
Why is Bryan Singer even making this? Does he remember?
May 26, 2016
Apocalypse may be noisy, but one thing is clear: It's a setup. And that's worth watching.
May 26, 2016
If all this sounds wildly entertaining, it's not.
May 26, 2016
"X-Men: Apocalypse" moves along tidily, but you watch thinking that all this used to be a lot more fun.
May 25, 2016
On the whole, the series keeps on improving.
May 25, 2016
It's the end of the world as we know it - because we've seen it in a dozen other superhero movies by now.
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