What to Expect on X-Men: Apocalypse

The end of May 2016 feels like forever for X-Men fans. If you are not, however, it’s time to check your schedule and make room for a cinema – May 19 in the UK and May 27 in the US. On second thought, it is interesting to see what possibly comes next month. Anyway, X-Men is not a whole new movie, and everybody has at least watched one of the sequels or series.

About the Storyline

The new X-Men movie comes on strong by introducing a new character, Apocalypse. The dominant mutant has been in a thousand years of sleep before he finally wakes up and claims his control over the human world. When the world needs saving, Professor X and his team fight against Apocalypse. And the story goes on.

Sure, the whole storyline is far more elaborate. You’ll lose the element of surprise as you know how the story begins and ends, so leave it a mystery until you watch the movie. But don’t you feel something familiar?


The first casual impression comes from the title. The 2000 Millennium begins with an interesting topic: how the world should end. Cinemas have been running the similar movie theme, one of which is 2012 in 2009. Although the newest X-Men movie may not be so illustrative in describing the end of the world, just like the 2012 movie did, the title (Apocalypse) describes itself very well.

The storyline also feels so much alike Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Transformers 3). In the sequel, the old robot (Sentinel Prime) was resurrected but then worked with villainous Decepticons. Instead of a robot, the sleeping beauty villain in the X-Men movie is a mutant.

About the Casts

X-Men Apocalypse comes with a full force team of mutants: Professor X versus Magneto –along with their gangs, for sure. But each and every mutant has just got a total face and body jobs  –they are all young and good looking.

If you have watched all X-Men movies, including the Wolverine, you may naturally expect to see the same familiar faces in the newest X-Men movie. But you won’t.

On one side, some X-Men fanatic fans may find the new faces objectionable – and it should be accepted if not understood. When you think of Magneto, what you have in mind is the old man with the cold eyes, gray hair, saggy skin – plus the signature helmet, of course. But the latest X-Men movie will come with the 39-year-old Michael Fassbender. The same story goes for other characters.

Still, it is such a refreshing tone to have a young regiment of mutants. With James McAvoy as Professor X and Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, there is almost nothing to complain about. In fact, seeing the same character in a younger face and body can be intriguing in some way.

All in all, the coming X-Men movie may nose dive or shoot up due to the storyline and casts. A part of the defining factor is viewers’ preferences, so let’s just wait for the release dates expectantly.


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