Movie review: X-Men Apocalypse – great fun, just watch the plot holes!

Out today, the next instalment of X-Men is ready to take you on a ride! Even if you aren’t a fan of the franchise, this witty and action-packed movie will you keep you entertained for the whole two hours and 27 minutes.

Following on from X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men Apocalypse sees the trusty crew all split up. Magneto/Eric (Michael Fassbender) is living a simple life in Poland, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) is hiding out using a human form while trying to save the lives of mutants around the globe. Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Hank (Nicholas Hoult) are continuing to run the school for young mutants.


Only this time it’s the 80s so there are lots of timely references for those who remember them and plenty of self mockery about trilogy films too! The X-Men face possibly the worst enemy ever, the world’s first mutant, aptly named, Apocalypse. When a group of fundamentalists raise Apocalypse from the depths of a buried pyramid, he sets out to make an army of mutants to bring destruction the world. Only by banding together can they ever hope to defeat him.

Despite a few plot holes I won’t go into because of spoilers, this is an entertaining and fun movie. The fight scenes are great, as is the dialogue and comedy. What’s most fun is that we get to see Scott/ Cylops (Tye Sheridan) and Jean (Sophie Turner – Game of Throne’s Sansa) as young adults and even a fun if violent cameo from Wolverine. I personally found it very enjoyable although a lot of people will point out the story holes. I was also delighted to see the return of Quicksilver (Evan Peters) as most scenes with him are a lot of fun! A great film for all!

4/5 stars