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Movie Review: X-Men: Apocalypse Gets a Split Review

Movie Review: X-Men: Apocalypse Gets a Split Review Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

In X-Men: Apocalypse, an ancient cyber-mutant Apocalypse awakens, doesn't like what he sees and decides to take over the world and destroy the human race, so, the more peaceful X-Men decide to stop him and defeat his team. The cyber-mutant goes to the far reaches of the world to identify, recruit and train what will become his team – and then the battle is on.

Frankly, I have never been a fan of the X-Men series. It stretches credibility that these mutants each of which has his, or her own, unique super power are somehow rivals to humans who lack such powers. And also, as I point out in every review, cast diversity is important and the X-Men: Apocalypse conspicuously lacks diversity. There's Storm (Alexandra Shipp) who is black but even she turns blond at the point in which she comes into her own and fully embraces her mutantism. Also, the other mutants discovered around the world are engaging in noble pursuits, while Storm has to be rescued from a street vendor she has just stolen from.

But for those of you who are X-Men fans, you won't be disappointed. The same plot that makes the series popular are in full bloom here. There is the battle between the mutants who advocate peace with the humans, and those who embrace a more confrontational attitude. There's plenty of action with characters being beaten to a pulp, then amazingly brushing it off and then are up and around in few minutes.

X-Men: Apocalypse gets a split review. If you are an X-Men fan by all means See It! If not, don't bother.

X-Men: Apocalypse is 144 minutes in length. It's rated PG-13 (for sequences of violence, action and destruction, brief strong language and some suggestive images)