DMo Doesn't Recommend X-Men: Apocalypse

The fourth superhero summer blockbuster came out this past weekend. It's the 8th movie of 20th Century Fox's X-Men lineup. They have a pretty good track record. I've enjoyed 5 of them so far. Unfortunately, that doesn't include this one. It's definitely not the worst, but it's not good.

The main problem with this movie is that it's boring. Everything about it, except the Quicksilver scene, is boring. All the characters are boring. There were a lot of new, supposedly important mutants shoved in this movie, and I swear some of them had less than five lines the whole time. Apocalypse himself was not interesting at all, kind of like Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but at least Ultron had a cool voice and wit. Oscar Isaac played Apocalypse, but that didn't even matter because he was so emotionless and had so much makeup. It could have been anybody.

Much of the plot was moved forward by coincidental encounters or other decisions that made no sense. I couldn't tell what most of the characters' motivations were, which made the ending questionable. There was too much CGI. The climax was so boring. It was basically all the mutants staring at each other because they all have non-melee superpowers. Maybe the Marvel Cinematic Universe spoiled us with Avengers. Hand-to-hand super battles are just much more entertaining, even if those are also CGI.

The people who will like this movie are the die hard X-Men fans and maybe the people who just like random CGI destruction. If you're not one of those but still want to see it, it might be worth a cheaper ticket price or renting it when it comes out, but I think you should just go see Captain America: Civil War a second time. Spider-Man was so cool.

TL;DR Everything is boring.