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X-Men: Apocalypse

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18 Reviews
13 Ratings
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2 Reviews
4 Ratings

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Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.Wikipedia

X-Men: Apocalypse Reviews


The X-Men movies were about more than just their action scenes. They were smart films that always put character and story above spectacle. They even offered commentary on issues that felt recognizable in the real world. Such a shame the architect of this universe appears to have gone the Zack Snyder way.

Shalini Langer
Indian Express


Continuing with the strength of this franchise, Apocalypse ensures each of the mutant characters gets a solemn, credible background.

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Deccan Chronicle


Apocalypse is not a new idea, but the presentation is what makes it special.

Mohar Basu
Times Of India


The flaw lies not in the acting prowess of the cast or in the flattering action, but in the screenplay. The baddies are not menacing enough, especially Apocalypse, whose undefined powerful persona runs out of steam. It is usually not a good sign when the climax is devoid of suspense and mass-scale destruction fails to invoke fear.

Bryan Durham
DNA India


An unnecessarily convoluted though fairly decent film that tries to pack as much of everything as it possibly can, it ends up a great pav bhaji instead of being a great pasta. Both have their own merits, only one doesn't require pounding the living daylights out of your ingredients.

X-Men Apocalypse falls short of its predecessors when it comes to entertainment. It is strictly for the X-Men fans since the rest would find themselves highly confused!

...checks all the correct boxes, be it action, drama, funny moments and scenes and well hidden Easter eggs/ references to other characters. The film does get a little predictable in the second half, but with crisp editing and spot on characterization, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE delivers what one expects from it.


Overall, this may not be the best superhero film ever and you might come out of it releasing that there's a sequel too many out there. Despite being all too familiar, this Marvel package deal does give a bang for your buck.

Grant Major’s production design, Louise Mingenbach’s distinctive costumes, cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel’s fluid combo work with visual effects designer John Dykstra and editor-composer John Ottman’s multitalented effusiveness allows for a smoothly integrated take-off and subsequent voracious display of action that sieges into a mind-boggling array of firepower that is imposing if not overpowering. So if you are willing to sit through all those discordant dynamics, the payoff becomes justified.


Compared to the energetic Days Of Future Past, this is awful! The flashbacks and the repetition of scenes get to you after a point of time. Visually, it’s very good but come on! For good visuals, I could just stare at the superhero screensaver on my laptop and not spend my time and money in the theatre.Even for X-Men fans, this is a one-time watch!


The film’s story is quite linear, as per X-Men standards, and is quite easy to follow. The VFX are insane and will blow your mind away for sure. Everyone seems to have gotten their fair share of limelight – right from Jean Grey to Quicksilver to Nightcrawler. There are funny moments that are signature Marvel. And as all Marvel movies go, do stay till all the end credits roll away- trust us!

Sreeju Sudhakaran
Bollywood Life


X-Men: Apocalypse might not be as bad as Batman V Superman, but it is definitely the most disappointing of the First Class trilogy. Watch it if you only are a true X-Men fans and love mindless CGI action spectacles. The rest of us will thrive in the memories of Civil War.

Uday Bhatia


This god-fearing X-Men film suggests the franchise is out of ideas...

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Fully Hyderabad


As of now, big studio Hollywood is raking in the millions with these movies that are husks coated in comic book primary colours. If you've had a rough week, and desire the anesthetization that such films specialize in, then X Men: Apocalypse will certainly give you bang for your buck. If not, head for the nearest comic book store instead. Those characters - mere drawings on the page - are more alive than their celluloid representations.

All in all, Apocalypse feels like the rise of a new generation of X-Men characters that could easily take the franchise to new heights of glory, if only Singer works hard at keeping things tight. Watch it once.

Overall, “X-Men: Apocalypse” with conflicting passions among its characters is neither lucid nor exciting.

Audience Reviews for X-Men: Apocalypse

  • Pranay Jalvi
    Pranay Jalvi
    39 reviews
    Top Reviewer

    Unfortunately, Singer's latest and likely last trip to the X-Men universe has its sights set lower than the altering of history. The movie was not so good match compared to its predecessor Days of Future Past however the actors gets engaged themselves very well (including new starcast, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan). All the thematic interest and character dimension that's defined the best of this series falls away for a conventional action display. The final battle sequel was not so convincing. Instead of using 3D graphics, Singer used wide shots for every X-man battle. Overall, the movie was not matching its previous films, however Singer manages to still make it watchable.

    December 24, 16
  • Arshil
    10 reviews
    Senior Reviewer

    X-MEN APOCALYPSE is the new x-men movie directed by Brian Singer from the director of The Usual Suspects,X-1,X-2 and Days of future past. I was very excited to see this movie because of it's incredible trailer which is the best trailer of 2016. Let's talk about Magneto everything about Magneto is excellent he is the most strongest character in the film and the forest scene of Magneto is the best scene of the entire film. Michael Fassbender as Magneto knocked out of the park and James Mcavoy is very good too. The movie is fragmented it combines threads slowly throughout the movie. Climax of the film is one of the best endings of this year, the action is great,the cerebral fight is superb and even the ending explained the whole movie . "But does that mean the movie is great?" No sir, the apocalypse is a let down in this movie.The movie failed to display the character of Apocalypse properly and there is some stuff in the film which is unnecessary. This movie is about the congregation of X-MEN it would have been better if the movie focused on it properly the setup for the film is unconvincing. The movie looks jumbled sometimes and it takes so much time building up different threads but the movie wasted it's time in doing so because it doesn't focus on the story as Batman V Superman did. We don't know the character of Psylocke's character at all even though she is a character in the film. I understood what the movie is planning to do but the setup is not properly done. Don't get me wrong this movie is no bad it's an average superhero movie with spectacular climax with weak setup and poor villian. Magneto is THE BEST thing in the film. On the whole it's an entertaining movie but not as good as CIVIL WAR or BVS.

    May 20, 16