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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 27 May 2016 (USA)
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In the 1980s the X-Men must defeat an ancient all-powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur, who intends to thrive through bringing destruction to the world.

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Bryan Singer

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Simon Kinberg (screenplay by), Bryan Singer (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James McAvoy ... Professor Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender ... Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Jennifer Lawrence ... Raven / Mystique
Nicholas Hoult ... Hank McCoy / Beast
Oscar Isaac ... En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse
Rose Byrne ... Moira Mactaggert
Evan Peters ... Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
Josh Helman ... Col. William Stryker
Sophie Turner ... Jean Grey
Tye Sheridan ... Scott Summers / Cyclops
Lucas Till ... Alex Summers / Havok
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
Ben Hardy ... Angel
Alexandra Shipp ... Ororo Munroe / Storm
Lana Condor ... Jubilee
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

27 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

X-Men: Apocalypse See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$178,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,000,000, 29 May 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$155,442,489

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$543,934,787
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Sophie Turner became interested in the role of Jean when she received an overwhelming response from a fan survey asking for their preferred choice to play the role as well as from her Twitter followers. She summarized her audition and casting process as 'three months of hell' - reading and waiting for next round of selection. Towards the end, before she was formally cast, she became more frustrated as she didn't receive a response from the producers. However, it turns out that the delay was due to her contractual obligations to her television show, Game of Thrones (2011), as Bryan Singer and the producers had to hammer out a proper shooting schedule with the show's producers. See more »

Goofs

(at around 44 mins) When Apocalypse collects the information of the current world from TV, a picture of the Big Buddha in Hong Kong is shown. The construction of the Big Buddha started in 1990, and finished 1993. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

The X-Films' title sequences features a weapon used by the villain of each film, backed by the X-Men's Cerebro device. In this film it is Apocalypse's pyramid device. See more »

Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: Justice League (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

$25,000 Pyramid Theme
Written and Performed by Bob Cobert
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television Inc.
Under license from Sony Pictures Music Group
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We finally get to see what the X-Men are really capable of.
31 July 2016 | by moninsak-70078See all my reviews

For what it is - entertainment with familiar characters - it definitely delivers. It was refreshing to see the characters use their powers as we've been expecting since the first movie, although the relatively new cast don't have the screen presence to draw us completely in.

Fassbender and McAvoy are flawless in their roles, and it makes you question what kind of film this is - an action adventure comic book film, or a gut-wrenching exploration of what one is capably of after they've lost everything.

There lacks the cohesion that the first two films had (the third doesn't exist), and kind of jumps between awkward humour and heavy drama. Some reveals and build up fall flat or seem too obvious.

But like I said, we get to see our childhood heroes and villains really kick ass and wreck havoc. I had a lot of fun watching it.

And I was never really a fan of Quicksilver before, but let's say after this film, I think he's kinda cool.


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