X-Men Apocalypse Movie Review



Reviewer: Matthew Gardiner

Opening date: May 16th 2016

Ontario Rating: PG

Director: Bryan Singer

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Hugh Jackman

General age of those in theatre: 20+

Tobacco use: One extra smoking a cigarette in an Egyptian market while selling carpets

tobacco impressions

Summary: Thousands of years ago the first and most powerful Mutant, En Sabah Nur or Apocalypse, was worshipped as a god in Ancient Egypt before being trapped underground. In 1983 he rises again to reclaim his former empire, by destroying everything built over the last several thousand years. The new X-Men must stand up against a god in order to save the world yet again.

Review: I liked this film because it furthered the story that began in Days of Future Past and showed new and old characters in new lights. However, this movie took a long time to get to the actual plot and went into a lot of detail on the lives of the major characters while not going into detail on the newer characters. I would recommend this film to others who have followed the X-Men franchise, but not those who have not seen any of the other movies because they will get lost in the complex story without having seen the backstory.

Tobacco Presence: One middle-aged man in an Egyptian market stall selling his wares while a main character makes their way through to a secret location. The smoking was not necessary for the character because he lasted seconds on-screen, and nobody would notice if the character was not smoking because, again, he lasted a few seconds on screen. Since the extra had no role later in the movie, the effect of smoking was not shown. The absence of smoking from the movie had no effect on the plot or the characters. If anything the characters were more believable because most of them were teenagers and were not of age to smoke.