X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) – Evolve or stop

After First Class and Days of Future Past the last installment of the “new” X-Men is there. But they will have to evolve and transform into X-Men to continue to fascinate the audience.

The fourth movie directed by Bryan Singer feels more like a repetition of the previous 3 movies he directed, not counting the bad The Last Stand which was directed by Brett Ratner. Expect lots of action, magnificient special effects and an enormous bad guy Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac. But this movie still felt like a setup for more, setup for the next generation of X-Men. Sure it is a decent addition to the X-Men universe and a good follow up on Days of Future Past but it is not the best next thing. Maybe the next one will? Who knows, the universe will certainly continue.
Apocalypse is about the first ever mutant who want to rule the world in ancient Egypt but is betrayed by his followers. He rises from the ashes and is seeking for (again) world domination. It is up to Professor Xavier and his young mutants to stop him. And for the real fanboys, yes there is a cameo from some kind of wolf. This series has to evolve to something new or stop for a few years and be picked up again. Because that is what Hollywood is all about.

3 out of 5 on our #SaltedPopcorn scale

Hint: look for the inside joke about X-Men: The Last Stand. It is there, look for it!

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