Here’s What Critics Are Saying About ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’
Thinking about seeing the new superhero blowout? Check out the reviews first!
If TV commercials, billboards and signs on buses have failed to inform you, X-Men: Apocalypse is crashing into theaters across America this weekend offering a new high-stakes showdown between Professor X (James McAvoy), his team, and the ancient mutant Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac).
Lots of past X-Men movies have managed to offer moviegoers plenty besides incredible action and attractive performers, with some exceptions. Well, there’s little doubt that they have assembled a truly impressive cast and explosive action is omnipresent in the film’s trailers, but is this installment a marvel or a mess?
Here’s what the experts think…
“It’s not the first deflating X-Men picture, but it’s the first from director Bryan Singer, who now has four of these under his belt, including the original.”
-Chris Klimek [NPR]
“Enormous goings on keep going on, and on, in X-Men: Apocalypse, a collection of explosions, eruptions and conflagrations that suggests the implosion of a franchise.”
-Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]
“Despite the undeniable presence of a huge amount of action, X-Men: Apocalypse is decidedly a case of more is less.”
-Todd McCarthy [The Hollywood Reporter]
“I found myself loving this strange, straight-faced operetta that embraces everything from Gregorian chanting to East German punk to Flock of Seagulls.”
-Amy Nicholson [MTV]
“Even the hardcore geeks who like to get their Comic-Con on might be feeling a little superhero fatigue right about now. Still. You owe it to yourself to see Quicksilver do his thing.”
-Richard Roeper [Chicago Sun-Times]
“The property is running on bald tires, and, for all its ear-splitting racket and lavish effects, Apocalypse is the barest of retreads.”
-Ty Burr [Boston Globe]