Is ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ the Destroyer Of the Franchise?


Pop Culture Uncovered

By Alley Shelley

**CAUTION: This review will contain some spoilers!**

The Apocalypse of my childhood memories. Yes, maybe a bit overdramatic, but so were many parts of this installment of XMen.

Coming into this movie (like all of the XMen movies), I hope for the best and tend to have some level of bitterness left in my mouth. Overcoming the fact that these movies will not ever follow the comic story line or even the animated series is usually the first step to enjoying them. I mean, with all the time travel, alternate realities, and (let’s face it) so many characters to keep track of; the movies will never match beaming eye to laser eye.

Character development was one of the major lacking aspects of this story. We already knew plenty of Magneto’s (Michael Fassbender) back story, and it was nice that the filmmakers

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