Memorial Day 2016 will go down in movie history as Marvel’s merry mutants return to take on their most powerful enemy to date–Apocalypse. Armored, big, blue, and powerful enough to end the world this latest entry in the X-Men franchise looks more like a true apocalypse and less like the summer blockbusters we have come to know and love. I have to admit I was skeptical about how this movie would like after seeing Alexandra Shipp as a lackluster Storm, however this trailer quickly dismisses all of that. Apocalypse is not only the biggest baddie of this film, but he is controlling mutantkind’s Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.–Magneto and Professor X! Just thinking that two beings as powerful as they are can be mere puppets to Apocalypse is mindboggling and exciting. Are the newest batch of X-Men really up to taking on him and their mentors?
Thankfully this is not another Wolverine film. As you know all of the previous films in the franchise have been primarily centered around Wolvie. Although we love his bad ass-ness, there are a ton of other X-Men that are just as interesting and even more powerful! With no screen time for him we get to see Archangel, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, and even Jubilee. Mystique even comes to the forefront as a leader when Magneto and Professor X succumb to Apocalypse’s influence. However, we have to wonder just how much time has passed in their world between the X-Men: Days of Future Past and this film? After all Nightcrawler is a full fledged teen and being that he is the son of Mystique and Azazel more than a decade has to have passed. (My curiosity is reaching a fever pitch!) Be sure you catch X-Men: Apocalypse on Monday, May 30, 2016!