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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 27 May 2016 (USA)
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After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

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Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, action and destruction, brief strong language and some suggestive images | See all certifications »

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$178,000,000 (estimated)

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€1,662,315 (Spain) (20 May 2016)

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$155,442,489 (USA)
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Trivia

Up the Academy (1980) is playing at the mall in this film, even though it is set in 1983, and UTA was released in 1980. It is an inside joke, because Oliver in UTA was played by sixteen year old actor J. Hutchison. J. Hutchison is now known as Hutch Parker, and is a 20th Century Fox executive. He was one of the producers of this film, and its inclusion at the movie theater, is a nod to Hutch and his influence on the X-Men franchise. See more »

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When Scott is first introduced to Charles Xavier, Xavier is in a circle of students in his motorized wheelchair. In the next scene, which seems to follow immediately after, Xavier, Hank, Scott and his brother Alex are walking along the edge of a lake on the grounds of Xavier's school. Xavier is now in a manual wheelchair.

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Charles Xavier: Mutants: born with extraordinary abilities, and yet still, they are children stumbling in the dark, searching for guidance. A gift can often be a curse. Give someone wings, and they may fly too close to the sun. Give them the power of prophecy, and they may live in fear of the future. Give them the greatest gift of all, powers beyond imagination, and they may think they are meant to rule the world.
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Entertaining, but inconsistent sequel in the X-Men series...
8 June 2016 | by (Republic of Macedonia) – See all my reviews

The first X-Men trilogy was weirdly obsessed with Wolverine, and by extension Rouge. I never understood why... This new trilogy is obsessed with Mystique just because America's sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence is portraying her. I don't mind it, but Mystique is no hero, she is a devious villain! And Beast should be well a Beast, but a handsome Nicholas Hoult is better to look at I presume. Storm is not a villain, she is a beloved X-Men character that has never been done justice. These are things that enrage fans over and over again.

It is not about being a purist, but about honoring the original. In an age where superheros are invading our cinemas, one could do worse if one watches a film about hope and freedom, about homophobia, racism, bigotry, immigration and all sort of other social issues. And somehow none of the X-men films so far have successfully brought these themes to the screen.

This film suffers from having to focus on thousands of characters and locations. Some characters like Mystique and Magneto are given substantial screen time, while others such as Psylocke are given only a few scenes. The film also tries to fit into the overall X-Men continuity, while trying to stand up on its own.

A great film for a pop-corn viewing with your friends, but a sub-par X-Men film in general... It is sad that the most substantial superheroes of our age, that really have something to say about the world we live in, are treated as badly as this...

Mutant and proud? Unfortunately there is nothing to be proud of except the money the film is about to make.


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