If you missed out on seeing X-Men Apocalypse on the big screen, this blockbuster is coming out on DVD, Digital and Blu Ray, hitting stores on the 4th October. Let’s revisit this movie, and re-review it, to see if it is worth having a look at when it drops in stores in the next couple of weeks.

A Lost God and the First Mutant

As you may have guessed from the title of this movie, the antagonist is Apocalypse, who was the very first mutant the world had ever seen. Worshipped as a God for Millennia, Apocalypse has the ability to take on and collect other mutant’s powers, making him not only invincible, but also immortal.
When he awakens after spending thousands of years in hibernation, he sets about reeking havoc on the world he had left behind. Without spoiling too much of the plot for you he indeed creates the kind of chaos that would force a lot of people to seek legal advice against him in normal circumstances.

Building on the Mythology

Bryan Singer, the Director, has managed to further the stories of many of the main characters by arranging the return of some well-known cast members. Favorites such as Wolverine and Professor X are back and accounted for, and the story told sets up future movies, such as the new Wolverine movie with Hugh Jackman, which is due for release in March of 2017.
Meanwhile, new mutants are introduced, with one being Psylocke, played by Olivia Munn. However, it is the return of QuickSilver that is a real highlight, with his “time slowed” scenes being a real standout part of the movie.
I read this article on everything you need to know about drink and drug driving and it says that time can go missing in short bursts due to an over consumption of alcohol, and I would imagine that is what QuickSilver’s victims experience after he strikes.

How does it shape up against the other X Men movies?

This latest instalment deserves its place as one of the classic X Men movies. While not as ambitious as the previous version, Days of Future Past, this one will still keep you gripping your seat. The action scenes and special effects are, as you have come to expect by now, top notch (it goes without saying at this stage!), and Michael Fassbender’s return as Magneto is truly amazing.
The way his background story has been filled out in the last three movies really would have you questioning – “Wait, is he really the bad guy in all of this?”
All in all, whether you are a fan of the franchise or not, this is a great action movie packed with scene after scene of amazing special effects. Running at 144 minutes, it’s a little long, but that being said, it is not time wasted either.

Rating (out of 100) 84%