Errr, nope. Still not feeling it. I am no hater of Bryan Singer’s “X-Men” films. In fact, I really like the first two. But ever since he took back the reins in “Days Of Future Past” the franchise just seems to have taken a dip. The storytelling is listless, the action is hum-drum and the production values often have a curiously drab quality. In the case of “X-Men: Apocalypse” I thought it was just a bunch of bad trailers, but now it’s beginning to look more like the Singer of the last film is unfortunately carrying over into this one.

And what’s this BS about Mystique now taking charge of the X-Men? From this trailer it sure seems that way. If that’s the case, you can chalk it up to the studio wanting to trade on Jennifer Lawrence’s star power, so she’s going to be the centre of attention yet again. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think this looks bad. It just looks very run-of-the-mill. I hope the movie delivers though. I really do.

Here’s the official synopsis: “Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” director Bryan Singer returns with “X-Men: Apocalypse.” 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 (Michael Fassbender), 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 (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.”

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is directed by Bryan Singer and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, and Ben Hardy. It premieres 19th May.


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