X-Men: Apocalypse Reviews

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May 25, 2016
It may be too much to ask for cinematic lightning to strike three times, as X-Men: Apocalypse, which has some exhilarating scenes, ultimately turns into the kind of lumbering, special-effects-laden spectacle that the previous films mostly avoided.
May 25, 2016
In this senseless and uninvolving new sequel, the series' former wit, resonance and internal logic seem to have been lost in all the swirling clouds of computer-generated dust.
May 24, 2016
Quicksilver once again provides the high point, not just in a callback to the Pentagon scene in the last film but in this film's brief but most emotionally authentic scene.
May 24, 2016
The film is fun in its own right with its grand scope and great special effects, and it doesn't require a viewer's knowledge of its predecessors to be enjoyed, even if those who already know the characters get an even bigger payoff.
May 24, 2016
Don't bother unless you have a deep emotional investment in the history of Professor X's hair loss and Jean Grey's skills set.
May 23, 2016
As a superhero movie in general and an X-Men movie in particular, Apocalypse delivers everything a viewer could reasonably expect from it.
May 23, 2016
Much of what makes X-Men: Apocalypse legitimately interesting also makes it frustrating and lopsided.
May 22, 2016
There's much to recommend X-Men: Apocalypse - its best sequences knock the crap out of anything and everything in Batman v Superman. But its bad moments are worse than the worst bits in Captain America: Civil War.
May 22, 2016
Suffering from the same bewildering superfluity of colourful characters that beset the superior Captain America: Civil War, this nevertheless has fun with its 1980s setting ...
May 20, 2016
If you are not familiar with the X-Men story it may pay to read up before joining the ticket queue. But overall it's an enjoyable and fast-moving movie about mutants in all their mystery.
May 18, 2016
A low point for the series and for the current superhero wave generally: not incompetent exactly, but flat and stale, its rote grandiosity belying a total lack of substance.
May 18, 2016
Lacking the fun, chemistry and emotional stakes of its predecessors, this X-Men installment is decidedly second class.
May 17, 2016
Simply put, one of the worst comic book movies ever made.
May 12, 2016
Piece by piece, Singer fits this ninth film in the franchise (which includes Deadpool) into the X-Men universe like a master puzzle maker. He does it so well, at least in terms of storytelling, that the X-Men franchise still has a vigorous future.
May 12, 2016
Like Oscar Isaac in that first scene, Apocalypse loses its humanity early on, and never figures out what to replace it with.
May 12, 2016
You can't play a symphony with a single note. With Apocalypse, Singer never gets around to varying his single, gloomy, dreary tune.
May 12, 2016
This is turning into the season of superheroes battling other superheroes, but "X-Men: Apocalypse" is the first one, so far, to do it right.
May 11, 2016
Like most X-Men films, this is a comic book movie that tells a deeply human story at its roots, making the action set pieces all the more thrilling.
May 10, 2016
X-Men Apocalypse is a mind-bending trip of a movie, one likely both to exhilarate spectators and to leave many either with severe feelings of sensory overload or scratching their heads.
May 10, 2016
The latest in the X-Men movie franchise is just X-meh.
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