X-Men Apocalypse concludes the trilogy for the ‘young X-Men’ (and girls) and this film will pick up 10 years after the timeline of X-Men: Days of Future Past, with Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) still estranged from one another. Their paths are forced back together when Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) awakens in his tomb and, finding the 1980s era wanting, decides to give the world a forced evolutionary jumpstart.
His assistants, the Four Horsemen, are mutants familiar to X-Men comics fan. Apocalypse finds Ororo Munro, a.k.a. Storm (Alexandra Shipp) on the streets of Cairo. Angel (Ben Hardy) is participating in a fight club in Berlin. Psylocke (Olivia Munn) is working in Eastern Europe for Caliban, a mutant power broker. The final Horseman is Magneto, who has been attempting to live a normal life in Poland with a woman he loves.
Meanwhile, Mystique has been helping to rescue oppressed mutants, including Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and becomes involved in the struggle against Apocalypse when she hears what happened to Erik. This leads her to Charles Xavier, whose school for gifted youngsters has grown significantly over the past decade. His students include young Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Scott Summers, a.k.a. Cyclops (Tye Sheridan).
So, it sounds like there’s a lot going on, but while I’ll go and see this anyway, I felt completely and utterly underwhelmed from the first trailer and not particularly impressed by this one. Crash! Bang! Wallop! Snore…
X-Men Apocalypse is again directed by Bryan Singer, responsible for both the original X-Men movie as well as X-Men: Days of Future Past, and also stars Evan Peters, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, Josh Helman, Monique Ganderton, Lucas Till, Lana Condor and Rochelle Okoye, and is released in the UK on May 19th 2016, a whole EIGHT days before the US get it.
Check out the trailer below and click on the new poster for the full-size image:
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