X- Men Apocalypse SPOILER REVIEW!
SPOILER ALERT: Welcome to ScreenJunkies newest show Summer Movie Report with Dan Murrell! Each week, Dan will be reviewing the latest big summer release here on YouTube ,and tracking the summer’s box office stats over on ScreenJunkies Plus! This week, Dan reviews X-Men: Apocalypse.
The film was announced by Singer in December 2013, with Kinberg, Dougherty and Harris attached to develop the story. Casting began in October 2014, whileprincipal photography commenced in April 2015 in Montreal, Canada, and ended in August of the same year. X-Men: Apocalypse premiered in London on May 9, 2016, and was released in North America on May 27, 2016, in 3D and 2D, and in IMAX 3D in select international markets. The film received mixed reviews from critics and has grossed over $265 million
X-Men: Apocalypse has received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 49%, based on 240 reviews, with an average rating of 5.6/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “Overloaded action and a cliched villain take the focus away from otherwise strong performers and resonant themes, making X-Men: Apocalypse a middling chapter of the venerable superhero franchise.”On Metacritic, the film has a score of 52 out of 100, based on 47 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “A–” on an A+ to F scale.
Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle gave the film a positive review, calling it “a thinking person’s action movie”, and complimenting the movie for its high stakes. Bruce Kirkland from the Toronto Sun gave the film a positive review, acknowledging “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.”
Mike Ryan of Uproxx gave the film a negative review, noting it felt redundant and stale, writing, “I get it: Life is hard for mutants. We all get it. It’s literally the only thing mutants ever seem to talk about. It is odd that other superheroes seem to get to have some fun, but never the X-Men. Here we are, 16 years later, and everyone involved is still sad. It feels repetitive.” Scott Mendelson of Forbes also noted the series felt repetitive, writing, “X-Men: Apocalypse is the kind of weightless, soulless trifle of a bore that makes comic book superhero movies look bad and makes me not look forward to the next installment.”