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X-Men: Apocalypse – Review

One of the most feared villain in X-Men makes it’s debut in the X-Men franchise. Apocalypse was nothing what we expected from the original comic. A little originality from Bryan Singer’s end but was it worth it?

The Gist of It:

X-Men: Apocalypse continues from Xmen: Days of Future Past left us. 10 years from that event, alot has changed and most significantly is Raven. The more matured shape shifter is now considered as hero after the incident in DC. All mutants look up to her and follow in her foot steps. Professor Xavier and Hank are teachers at the mansion and Magneto has retreat to a more peaceful lifestyle in Poland with his new family.
Everything was well until some mutant cult decides to awaken Apocalypse. They believe that Apocalpyse is a god and that they want him to return to his rightful place as the king of the world.
What a coincidence that the day Apocalypse is awaken – everything goes hay wire. Bryan Singer we need to talk.
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With everyone having crazy issues, Apocalypse quickly recruited them as his personal body guard.  Meanwhile at X-Men Mansion, things are slowly taking shape. Scoot Summers enrolling to Xavier’s institution, Jean Grey settling in and Raven decides to drop by. Her visit wasn’t because she misses someone but instead to update Charles on Eric. Raven has heard that Magneto killed some people in Poland and Raven wants to help him or rather be there for him.
So Raven briefed Charles on what’s happening and Charles tries to located Magneto. He successfully located him and things to a turn from there. Apocalypse detected Charles mind reading ability and want’s that ability. Apocalypse and his new team of Horsemen just teleport and they are already inside the mansion. They took what Apocalypse wants the most – the ability to control a person’s mind.
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Review:

First of all, we believe Apocalypse himself is not being represented properly. He is very mild and nothing like what was in the coming. Could it be that Bryan Singer wanted to end his reign so quick that he do enough research for the last movie?
Character development were just pull out and our opinion was not properly researched. The part with Magneto’s family was kinda dark and sad but what’s the possibility the wife and daughter to be killed in same time as Apocalypse was also revived?
How about the plots – Apocalypse wanted to control back the world. It was very direct and his moves was predictable. Unlike the first movie – X-Men(2000), the amount twist and turn was for each events kept us wandering what’s next.
X-Men-Apocalypse-5Overall it was an ok movie and that is due to the previous installments complementing the gaps. Without the previous installment, the movie would be super dull by it’s. This is a huge failure on Bryan Singer’s end after creating such a height with his other X-Men movies. Maybe his concentration on his current characters such as Raven, Prof X, and Hank McCoy that he forgot on having a better based on his new character.

Black Panther the movie – so how does it play and whose in it?

The introduction of Black Panther in the recent Captain America: Civil War left a big window open on how is his story gonna be story gonna be. Now in Civil War, the prince – T’Challa lost his father and pursuit the Winter Soldier in order to take his revenge. However during this transaction we noted on particular character connection towards Black Panther. It’s non other than Black Widow. 
Black Widow met the prince during the Sokovia Accords in Vienna. The Sokovia Accords purpose was to control the powers of the Avengers from exercising their super human abilities. They mission and battles will be chose and approve by a board of politicians. That’s the idea that Captain America didn’t like it.
Back to Black Widow and Black Panther, when the two met –  almost instantly they bonded. They were talking as if they were a long time friend. They chatted as if both knew each other identity.
chadwick-boseman-teases-black-panther-s-role-in-captain-america-civil-war-and-the-fate-910136After the blast, Black Widow consulted the grieving Prince. Black Widow somehow knew that the Prince will do something crazy. That’s when the good Captain called and warn Captain to stay off of this.
But the most interesting part is when the Black Panther wanted to get into his Audi, Black Panther’s body guard tried to warn Black Widow to move away. Black Panther didn’t even supported his bodyguard but instead he said, it would amuse him.

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If that’s enough, the epic fight between team Captain and team Iron Man the two still showed a little friendliness. Black Widow at first was aiming for Captain – but instead she shot Black Panther.war14bwThe crazy part was, the girl shot not one but four times to him but you didn’t see her end up in jail right? Who ever stood against Iron were jailed but why not Black Widow?
We could assume that the Black Panther movie will feature Black Widow but it would play still fades us. The latest news is that Lupita Nyong, the girl begin Miz Katana from The Force Awaken is currently in talks with Marvel and probably play Black Panther’s lover or may be his sister. If this is true then this would also fit in place with that bullet that always hangs around T’Challa neck.

 

 

Move aside Daisy, Alicia is the new Tomb Raider

Last month we shared the possibility of Daisy Ridley from Star Wars to be list in to be the new Lara Croft. However the baton was ultimately passed to Alicia Vikander. Who is this Alicia?

2015ExMachina_Press_20_140115.heroAlicia, a Swedish actress started her career with Swedish short films and drama and winning the hearts of many. Soon her talent slowly brought her opportunity to act big stars such as Henry Cavill and Eddie Redmayne and soon she was winning the Oscar for her acting in Danish Girl. So no wander MGM and Warner Brothers choose her instead of the sweet Rey.
Alicia-Vikander-Face-WallpaperDespite her current accomplishment, the petite lady still poise about her status.