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« on: December 05, 2013, 11:36:26 PM »

5-27-2016.  I am already dreading how they are going to butcher Apocalypse and his four horseman.
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 12:28:53 AM »

Cooooolness!! I wondered when they would do Apocalypse. Hope it is Synger at the helm.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 11:27:09 PM »

could there possibly be a Fantastic Four sighting in the film?
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013, 12:32:02 AM »

rumor on who may be playing Apocalypse.

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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2016, 05:27:09 PM »

Wow, this thread began in 2013 by CK?!??!  Yikes.

Anyway... I saw it twice over the weekend, second time in giant (IMAX-ish) 3D.  A few of the sequences were pretty spectacular in 3D, but for the most part it didn't make much difference.

While I certainly enjoyed the movie, I felt like it arrived too soon after Captain America, and thus did not come across strong in comparison.  It's a shame because I love these X-Men characters more, but the Avengers movies are just so much better written/produced and thought out. 

I think ultimately the biggest mistake they made, and I don't consider this much of a spoiler (but be warned just in case you are a real stickler), is insisting on having the 4 Horsemen be a set of otherwise well-known good guys.  It might have sounded good on paper to compete with Civil War, but from a writing standpoint I think it was a huge mistake.  It forced them to have to devote a significant amount of time "developing" plotlines and story arcs for how these characters are recruited and become horsemen... 

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...and then how they un-become horsemen just as quickly... I think they were too enamored with creating a "deeper" subplot for Magneto, and while it was interesting how they played out the deaths of his family, it was just a bit ridiculous how quickly he turned back and forth.  I guess they could have played it up as more of a "momentary insanity" but either way between his change and Storm's even lesser developed change, it just seemed a poor choice.

In the comics it was cool and interesting to see the transition from Angel to Archangel/Death, but in this series Angel was a nothing character (in fact doesn't he appear in one of the original trilogy?) and so the transformation has zero impact from a character standpoint.  Psylocke, one of my all-time favorite characters, was pretty much a complete waste.  I think they would have been better served with just some badass evil horsemen and then introduce Storm and Psylocke differently as good guys.  They could have ran a similar Magneto storyline without having him be a Horseman.  Oh well.

All that said, there are plenty of excellent moments, and a couple as I mentioned definitely worth seeing on the big screen (and 3D if you like 3D).  The second audience I was with seemed pretty happy with the movie (applause and pretty much everyone stayed through the end credits) so YMMV.

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The Quicksilver "Sweet Dreams" sequence pretty much steals the entire movie.  Worth the price of admission IMHO.  And of course the Wolverine cameo going full feral was fantastic.
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2016, 02:53:48 PM »

I only saw this a few weeks ago, and it was pretty underwhelming...Apocalypse as a villain was pretty tame. I'm getting tired of this 'evil dude takes over the world' routine. The X-men were okay, I thought Magneto was given a lot more to work with and Cyclops was quite cool, although Storm was a bit underused and Jean Grey was just...too bad of a fake accent biggrin Quicksilver was fun as usual.

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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2016, 07:23:18 PM »

I am waiting for DVD.  Nothing about any review made me think I need to see this in the theater which is too bad because I liked Days of Future Past quite a bit.

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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2016, 11:02:16 AM »

Yeah, definitely a wait for DVD movie biggrin I'm excited to see Civil War again, saw it in theatres back in April, but there are a few moments I'd love to watch once more (airport battle biggrin)
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2016, 11:10:16 AM »

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2016/05/09/x-men-apocalypse-is-almost-as-bad-as-batman-v-superman---review/

I think B vs S was a lot worse, but tbh, both are bottom of the barrel superhero flicks.
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