2016 Superhero Movies: Worst to Best

#5 – X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Orange v Blue: Dawn of Spandex

Quick, what were the best parts of X-Men: Days of Future Past? The Quicksilver sequence, right?

Or maybe you preferred the stuff in the future where the X-Men were massacred? Anyways, there’s not much else to talk about. Days of Future Past was a step down from X-Men: First Class, and while it was competent, it wasn’t exactly memorable. The difference seems to have been Bryan Singer.

On the X-citing side, we get comic accurate ’80s Jubilee (Lana Condor), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and Professor X (James McAvoy), along with a host of other X-Men regulars like Caliban, Quicksilver, Beast, and Angel.

But on the ve-X-ing side, Michael Fassbender’s Magneto and Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique look like they might be a little bored on their third X-outing; Osaac Isaac is a phenomenal actor, but much has been made about his Apocalypse’s resemblance to Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie‘s Ivan Ooze (which was apparently fixed); and Olivia Munn’s Psylocke’s chafe-inducing costume is the embarrassing kind of comic accurate

Still, there’s a lot to be encouraged by here, and the X-Men movies have been pretty consistent for the most part. Bryan Singer is back after helming all the X-Men movies anyone cares about. And Xavier goes bald!

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