Connect
To Top

The movie: X-Men – Apocalypse

 

x

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Holt, Rose Byrne, Alexandra Shipp, Ben Hardy, Oliva Munn,
Director: Bryan Singer
Genre: Superhero
Duration: 144 minutes
Showing: Cinema Magic Metroplex Mall Naalya and Century Cinemax Acacia Mall, Kisementi

The history of the mutants continues in the latest X-Men movie. For the sake of my friends who say they lose the ‘gas’ to watch these types of movies because they cannot keep up with the characters, let me give this movie some chronological perspective. X-Men: Apocalypse is the third movie showing us how the mutants came about. The first was X-Men: First Class, which was followed by X-Men: Days of Future Past. So you may want to watch the first two in order to put this one in perspective.
In the latest movie, the villainous Apocalypse (Isaac) wakes from a sleep of more than 1,000 years, as villains usually do. He is not amused by the way the world operates and in his twisted way, decides that the only way to save it is to purge it so that there is a new order. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Almost every apocalyptic movie has the same tune so his name is fitting. To accomplish this, he gets four mutants on his side.

The four Horsemen of Apocalypse, as they are called include Storm aka Famine (Shipp), Magneto aka War (Fassbender), Psylocke aka Pestilence (Munn) and Angel aka Death (Hardy). From their names, it is easy to see how Apocalypse plans to destroy the world. Good thing is that the world has the likes of Professor X (McAvoy), Mystique (Lawrence), Beast (Holt) and the rest of the X-Men on their side, as long as they can actually defeat Apocalypse.
What makes the movie is the stellar performance of the cast; sometimes it feels like the actors don’t put on their best performances. There is no such feeling with X-Men Apocalypse. The other thing is that this is an action movie that actually gets you to think, it is not just fight sequences and mindless special effects. It covers some deep stuff on humanity.
However, even with these strengths, this is not the most outstanding X-Men movies. For anyone who is not an X-Men fan, all the characters and activity might confuse and overshadow the good acting. Also, it would be nice to have an X-Men movie that does not live us a little depressed for the characters. Nonetheless, it is a good watch for the cinema.

More in Audio Visual

  • The video: Eva- DJ Slick Stuart, DJ Roja & Ykee Benda

    Good things come to those who wait. Since the year started, curious eyes have been waiting anxiously for a video that...

    Christine NakalungiMarch 18, 2017
  • The movie: A fist fight between teachers cannot get any funnier

    Cast: LIce Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Christina Hendricks and Kumail Nanjiani Director: Richie Keen Genre: Comedy, drama Running...

    Christine NakalungiMarch 18, 2017
  • The movie: From a sheep guard to a rock star dog

    Rock Dog Cast: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J. K. Simmons, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, Mae Whitman, Jorge Garcia, Matt Dillon and...

    Christine NakalungiMarch 11, 2017
  • The video: Akafananyi – Katera Afrika

    Katera Afrika has this likeability aura that surrounds her. One could guess it is all about her individuality that she champions,...

    Christine NakalungiMarch 11, 2017
  • The track : Nanananana – Bebe Cool

    First things first, Bebe Cool chose a wrong song title for a nice song. By the time you name a song...

    Christine NakalungiMarch 11, 2017
  • The video: Amanya Gange – Latinum

    This club banger is shot at a begrimed warehouse location. Though it is clear from the onset that it is one...

    Christine NakalungiMarch 4, 2017
  • The track: Specioza- Bobi Wine

    Bobi Wine has been silent to an extent that many said he was slowly caring less about doing music and focusing...

    Christine NakalungiMarch 4, 2017
  • A Dog’s Purpose

    Cast: Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, Josh Gad, Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Peggy Lipton Director: Lasse Hallström Genre: Comedy, drama Running time: 120...

    Christine NakalungiMarch 4, 2017
  • The dvd : I am Wrath

    This is a vengeful tale about Stanley (John Travolta) whose wife Vivian (Rebecca De Mornay) is killed in what seemed like...

    Christine NakalungiFebruary 11, 2017