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X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 27 May 2016 (USA)
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After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, the world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

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Bryan Singer

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Simon Kinberg (screenplay by), Bryan Singer (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James McAvoy ... Professor Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender ... Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Jennifer Lawrence ... Raven / Mystique
Nicholas Hoult ... Hank McCoy / Beast
Oscar Isaac ... En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse
Rose Byrne ... Moira Mactaggert
Evan Peters ... Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
Josh Helman ... Col. William Stryker
Sophie Turner ... Jean Grey
Tye Sheridan ... Scott Summers / Cyclops
Lucas Till ... Alex Summers / Havok
Kodi Smit-McPhee ... Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
Ben Hardy ... Angel
Alexandra Shipp ... Ororo Munroe / Storm
Lana Condor ... Jubilee
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Storyline

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, action and destruction, brief strong language and some suggestive images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

27 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

X-Men: Apocalypse See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$178,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,000,000, 29 May 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$155,442,489

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$543,934,787
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Sophie Turner, a natural blonde, didn't have her hair dyed red for the movie, because her hair was dyed red for Game of Thrones (2011). Both, Sansa Stark and Jean Grey are redheads. See more »

Goofs

When Apocalypse collects the information of the current world from TV, an Israeli army 155 mm artillery howitzer is seen firing a shell. In 1983 there was a war between Israel and Lebanon, however, this specific model was not in service until the mid 90's, plus the concrete slab on the left reads "Israel 2006" (in Hebrew). The footage is probably from the 2006 2nd Lebanon war. See more »

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[first lines]
Charles Xavier: Mutants: born with extraordinary abilities, and yet still, they are children stumbling in the dark, searching for guidance. A gift can often be a curse. Give someone wings, and they may fly too close to the sun. Give them the power of prophecy, and they may live in fear of the future. Give them the greatest gift of all, powers beyond imagination, and they may think they are meant to rule the world.
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Crazy Credits

The X-Films' title sequences features a weapon used by the villain of each film, backed by the X-Men's Cerebro device. In this film it is Apocalypse's pyramid device. See more »

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Referenced in Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Fugitive, Part 1 (2017) See more »

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I Ran (So Far Away)
Written by Frank Maudsley (as Francis Maudsley), Paul Reynolds, Ali Score (as Alister Score) and Michael Score
Produced by Jonny Pakfar and Shane Abrahams (as Shane Eli)
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Not the best, but still a worthy addition to the saga!
30 July 2016 | by ronnet_2See all my reviews

Perhaps it's because I've been told how bad this movie is supposed to be by every review I've read beforehand, but this was a great (action) flick! Granted, it's not the most profound of the X-Men film. But then again, what can you expect from a film with a premise about defeating the ultimate evil? As it turns out, quite a lot actually. It's a bit more than a straight up battle royal. I won't spoil anything here but there are some scenes and lines that really do forward the plot lines of individual characters as well as the overall universe. It's not much but it is presented in such a nice package that it satisfied me (and I definitely don't like dumb action films).

Having said that, the action in this film is superb. It might be that this does overshadow the plot and character development to some extent but I can't fault a film for having amazing battle scenes. I have rarely been blown away by action scenes in an X-men film. But this film definitely upped the bar. And not just by Quicksilver's amazing scene (which blows the previous out of the water).

I feel this film has gotten an undeserved bad reputation. For instance, I recall critics discussing why Apocalypse was underwhelming, in both dialogue and stature. They said it was strange that he could grow tall (as seen in the trailer) but then didn't do this all the time. That is unfair criticism as there is a great explanation for why that occurred only in that particular instance.

The above is just an example but overall I feel the criticism was undeserved. And it may well be that this is to be the final X-men film. If that is the case then this is the perfect ending. This film's plot development does bring the X-men saga full circle. I'm a sucker for a good origin story and this film tells the origin of all parts of the title: both Apocalypse and The X-Men themselves.


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