Friday, May 27, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse

Released Year: 2016
Directed by Bryan Singer

Casted by:
James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier / Professor X
Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto ("War")
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkhölme / Mystique
Oscar Isaac as En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse
Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy / Beast
Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert
Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers / Cyclops
Sophie Turner as Jean Grey / Phoenix
Olivia Munn as Elizabeth Braddock / Psylocke ("Pestilence")
Lucas Till as Alex Summers / Havok
Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
Ben Hardy as Warren Worthington III / Angel / Archangel ("Death")
Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe / Storm ("Famine")
Josh Helman as William Stryker
Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine
 Story
In Ancient Egypt, the being En Sabah Nur takes part in a ritual that will preserve his immortality. During the ceremony, Sabah Nur's followers attempt to destroy the temple. His lieutenants save him at the cost of their lives and Sabah Nur is entombed as a result.

In 1983, Sabah Nur is awakened when Moira MacTaggert discovers a cult worshipping him. Sabah Nur finds mutant pickpocket Ororo Munroe, who can manipulate weather, and kills the men chasing her. Munroe then takes Sabah Nur to her home where he learns everything that is going on in the world through a television, and believes that humanity has lost its way without his leadership and decides to remake it. Sabah Nur then upgrades Munroe and recruits her as a Horseman

In Berlin, mutant Raven Darkhölme discovers mutant champion Angel and Nightcrawler at an underground fight club. Nightcrawler damages Angel's wing and Raven breaks them both free, but Angel escapes on his own, while Raven rescues Nightcrawler. Raven employs the services of underground black marketeer Caliban to safely transport Nightcrawler to Professor Charles Xavier's educational institute in Westchester County, New York. There Alex Summers brings his younger brother Scott Summers whose power has been manifesting. Scott meets Xavier's protégé Jean Grey who is afraid of her telepathic and telekinetic abilities. Elsewhere, Sabah Nur locates Caliban,where Caliban's enforcer Psylocke, after getting a demonstration from Sabah Nur the power she can have, sides with him and leads him to Angel, who has turned to booze, and Sabah Nur replaces Angel's damaged wings with metal ones and recruits him as his third Horseman.

Meanwhile, Erik Lehnsherr is living a happy life with his new wife and their daughter, Nina, in Poland. When authorities attempt to capture him for the incident at the White House, Nina's mutation triggers and she summons birds to attack the authorities, but one of the officers gets distracted and releases an arrow that pierces Erik's wife and Nina and they are killed instantly, to which an enraged Lehnserr kills all the authorities with the coin he used to kill Sebastian Shaw. Sabah Nur meets with the heartbroken Erik, now going by the name Magneto, at the factory where Erik works. Sabah Nur kills all the other workers and takes him to Auschwitz, where he guides Magneto to understand the full potential of his power, allowing Magneto to control all the metal in the Earth. Magneto destroys the camp and joins Sabah Nur as the fourth and final Horseman.

Sabah Nur hacks into Xavier's mind while he is using the mutant-locating computer Cerebro and co-opts his powers to force all global superpowers to launch Earth's entire nuclear arsenal into space to prevent interference. Alex destroys Cerebro in order to set Xavier free, but Sabah Nur and his Horsemen arrive in the mansion and kidnap Xavier. Attempting to stop them, Alex accidentally causes an explosion that destroys the mansion. Peter Maximoff – having learned that he is Erik's son, and hoping that Xavier can help to find him – arrives in time to use his super-speed to evacuate the mansion, but Alex is presumed to be vaporized as he was closest to the blast. William Stryker's forces arrive and subsequently arrest Hank, Raven, Peter, and Moira, under the pretense that they were involved in Sabah Nur's attack in order to experiment on them, and takes them to the Weapon X facility for interrogation. Scott, Kurt and Jean covertly follow and Jean releases Stryker's brainwashed experiment Logan / Weapon X, who slaughters Stryker's soldiers, and before escaping, Jean restores his mind, but at the cost of amnesia. The three then release the others and steal one of Stryker's jets. On the way to face Sabah Nur, Mystique reveals that she and Hank are the only remaining members of the original X-Men team that are still alive, and that she isn't a hero because she couldn't save the rest of the X-Men.

In Egypt Sabah Nur resurrects his temple, destroying several city blocks in the process. He intends to transfer his consciousness into Xavier's body. At Sabah Nur's behest, Magneto uses his powers to control Earth's magnetic poles, causing widespread destruction across the planet and mass casualties. Following a telepathic distress call secretly sent by Xavier to Jean, the others arrive in Cairo, where Kurt teleports inside the temple and rescues Xavier right before Sabah Nur's consciousness can be transferred into Xavier's body, but Xavier loses his hair in the transfer process. Angel and Psylocke find them, but Jean sabotages the plane and Kurt teleports his friends away to safety. Angel is killed in the ensuing crash and Psylocke is knocked out when she hits the ground. Kurt passes out after teleporting his friends due to too much energy consumption. Sabah Nur comes across Angel's dead body and angrily calls him "useless", following which Ororo decides to switch sides after seeing his disregard for his followers.

Magneto is convinced to turn on Sabah Nur after spotting his true nature through a brutal attack on Maximoff in which Sabah Nur traps and breaks Maximoff's leg and Sabah Nur nearly chokes Mystique to death. Xavier manages to save Mystique by engaging Sabah Nur in the Astral plane, and soon is injured after initially gaining the upper hand. Scott and Magneto keep Sabah Nur busy while Hank rescues Peter and Mystique. Jean ventures into the Astral Plane, where a weakened Xavier encourages Jean to unleash the full might of her powers against him. Letting go, Jean taps into the Phoenix and destroys Sabah Nur's astral form and with the help of Scott, Ororo and Magneto, Jean begins to destroy Sabah Nur, with an amazed Sabah Nur's last words being "all is revealed", and he is incinerated by The Phoenix.

In the aftermath, Xavier restores Moira's memories, Peter decides not to tell Erik that he is his son, feeling that it is not the right time, and Jean and Erik use their powers to rebuild the school. Erik rekindles his friendship with Xavier, but turns down Xavier's offer to stay. Mystique leads a team consisting of Cyclops, Jean, Beast, Storm, Nightcrawler, Quicksilver, and after Mystique delivers a short speech to the team, the new X-Men begin training for the battles ahead by having a Danger Room session against the Sentinels with Xavier watching on as the doors to the Danger Room close.

In a post-credits scene, the abandoned Weapon X facility is infiltrated by a paramilitary team that begins retrieving data on Stryker's mutant research, including an x-ray and a blood sample marked "Weapon X", on behalf of Essex Corporation.
 L² Scored: 10/10 

L² Comment
I have been so excited ever since I watched this trailer back in few months time & it finally reach the cinema. This time my love one is back at his hometown, so I went to watch this with a friend who is also a hardcore die hard X-Men's fans. :)

The whole movie is awesome, exciting & lots of flashback to talks about how individual mutant's life. McAvoy, Fassbender, Lawrence, Hoult, Byrne & Till reprise their previous characters while Jackman occurred as cameo for Wolverine. Well, there's some critics from me though.... Young Jean is bit chubby, Nightcrawler is too skinny, Quicksilver seems old... Overall i still can accept with all these as the film is damn good.

2 comments:

  1. Cant wait for the next movie to come out soon :)

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