Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Storylines Would Have Benefited from Major Pruning

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Storylines Would Have Benefited from Major Pruning

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Mutants galore infest "X-Men: Apocalypse," but the pile-on quickly becomes wearying. Bryan Singer's latest installment in the Twentieth Century Fox franchise is chockablock with the old standbys - even Hugh Jackman's Wolverine makes an uncredited appearance - but the storyline, such as it is, would have benefited from major pruning.

It seems that Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), an Egyptian god newly awakened after 5300 years in slumberland, wants to wipe away the world and all its awfulness and start afresh. This god definitely has a God complex.

With supermutant powers beyond the paltry abilities of his X-Men combatants, he proceeds to wreak havoc. He does, however, teleport all the world's nuclear missiles into outer space, out of harm's way, so you have to give him that. …

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