X-Men: Apocalypse Review

By: Lisette Yanez

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is an attempt to rewrite the events that had occurred in the previous movies, and ‘Days of Future Past’ made this possible. For example, some of the characters that had died in the previous movies (‘X-Men: Last Stand’), never died because of the life-altering events in ‘Days of Future Past’.

The movie has a few settings but the main stage, where the climax erupts, occurs in Egypt. This is the origin of the antagonist, Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac)/original mutant was first born in Egypt and he was supposed to have ruled over the world for all eternity until he was, fortunately, betrayed and couldn’t transfer his consciousness into another mutant’s body. However, some time in the eighties’ , where the rest of the movie takes place, a CIA agent, in the process of investigating the Caravan, stumbles across Apocalypse’s tomb and the ray of sun that she let into the underground grave awakened the world’s first mutant.

Since his return to society, he’s been searching for a powerful mutant body to be able to transfer his soul into. Along the way he finds four mutants that aren’t living up to their full potential and he instills them with power so that they can protect him.

Through Cerebro, Apocalypse managed to find young Charles Xavier and deemed him worthy of becoming his new body. What’s left of the young original crew, Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult), teams up with young newbies Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Scott Summers/Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) to save Professor X (James McAvoy).

“I think Wolverine should’ve had a bigger role since he’s so iconic in all of the movies,” Tulare Western student Josée Garcia continues, “but I don’t think that it’s as bad as everybody’s claiming it to be.”

I’ll keep the ending a mystery for those who haven’t yet watched the movie. Overall, the movie was well put together; not only with all of its action, but significance as well.