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X-Men: Apocalypse Review

THE END IS NIGH


 

Back in 2011, X-Men movie franchise and interesting turn towards the past, with the movie X-Men: First Class, being the starting point of a newly planned trilogy (dubbed “The First Class” trilogy). Directed by Matthew Vaughn, this installment told the story of the fragile relationship between Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr (Magneto), the turmoil of the shapeshifting mutant Raven (Mystique), and the formation of Xavier’s X-Men team. Using the backdrop of the historical events (US’s escalating tension with Russia and the Cuban Missile Crisis), the movie was met with mostly positive reviews and big dollars at the box office. Three years later, a sequel arrived to First Class in the form of X-Men: Days of Future Past. This time-traveling movie, directed by Bryan Singer, saw the return of the most of the principle cast from First Class as well as veterans from the original X-Men trilogy. Similar to its predecessor, Days of Future Past focuses on Xavier, Magneto, and Mystique and again used a historical event (the Vietnam War) as it’s backdrop as mutants fight to save the past and the future as well. Now, two years after Days of Future Past was released (with box office success and critical praise), 20th Century Fox and Bryan Singer close out this “First Class” trilogy with the film X-Men: Apocalypse? Does this superhero movie bring a proper ending to this cinematic story or is it just a visual blockbuster flop?
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