X-Men is back and boy was I excited to be invited to a movie preview at DBox Hall, GSC 1 Utama. Yes, I watched X-Men: Apocalypse a week in advance and have been spreading the word on how ‘awesome’ this movie is.
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.
My verdict: Honestly, I don’t know where to begin as this movie as this movie is ‘so good’ in so many ways. Firstly, although the storyline is predictable it still allows the characters to fully developed. It opens dramatically by introducing us to Apocalypse (the evil nemesis) and fast forward we’re seeing the future generation of X-Men at Professor X School. In this movie, we see glimpses of kindness in Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and the reluctant heroin Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) trying to strike a balance to keep the harmony between the humans and mutants. We also see the sacrifices Professor X (James McAvoy) made in order to fulfil his vision for a harmonious world. The younger generation X-Men comprising of Scott, Jean-Grey, Storm and Nightcrawler is smoothly introduced as well.
Secondly, the action sequence was fantastic (watching it in DBox certainly intensify our movie experience). Just loved all those super powers raging across the skies till the depth of the earth. Be prepared to see how each mutant power is harness and amplify by Apocalypse, it’s a sight not to be missed.
Thirdly, the scriptwriters did a good job with the dialogue. The movie is witty and charming at the same time. *Especially romantic parts involving Professor X and his ex-gf from CIA :D*
This is certainly one of the blockbuster to watched this summer and I’ve actually booked advance tickets to catch it with my family again. Just a note, do stay till the end of the rolling credits, there’s a snippet ahead and you don’t want to miss this 😛
Take a sneak peek of the amazing trailer here: