In the 1960s, superpowered humans Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr work together to find others like them, but Erik's vengeful pursuit of an ambitious mutant who ruined his life causes a schism to divide them.
The human government develops a cure for mutations, and Jean Gray becomes a darker uncontrollable persona called the Phoenix who allies with Magneto, causing escalation into an all-out battle for the X-Men.
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
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
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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 »
(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 »
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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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 »
We finally get to see what the X-Men are really capable of.
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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