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 worshiped 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.
Not a fan of sequel, but I do love me some X-Men!
However, continuity is rarely maintained in a series and once again, I am confused. I remember from the very first X-Men movie that Magneto and Raven were against Charles and the school. This movie appears to be a prequel to the original movie, as it provides character development for Jean Gray, Cyclops, Storm (when did she change from Indian to American Negro?) and Hank (The Beast).
Despite the inconsistencies, I loved the action, the history, the good versus evil them, and the introduction of even more X-Men, a la fake-Flash (Quicksilver?), whose background is very interesting as well and lends to another movie. I was shocked to see Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), and the situation he was discovered in, which does not match the story in the movie that focused on his character.
I am in lust with Michael Fassbender (Eric/Magneto) and Nicholas Hoult (Hank/The Beast).