X-Men Is My Guilty Pleasure


Yesterday I finally saw a movie I’ve been waiting for for months, X-Men: Apocalypse. Despite some less than stellar reviews about the movie that came out, I’m still looking forward to seeing my favorite superhero team again, and at the end of the movie I wasn’t disappointed.

As a film critic and enthusiast, I have certainly been able to see some of the flaws that have caused some critics to speak negatively about the film (“Apocalypse” is an overwhelming villain, recycled actions/themes, tangled stories, etc.).).), but as a fan of X-Men I was really satisfied. In my opinion, the X-Men movie franchise (or “cinematic universe”, if you will) separates a lot from the “other” superhero movies, and this is an important aspect of why I love the X-Men team so much. These characters seem to have much more depth and relativity than the heroes of the Avengers or the Justice League. Most of the”X-Men “(with the exception of Charles Xavier) are average, middle-class, insignificant, said (or cursed, depending on how they looked at it) people with” mutations ” that give them extraordinary powers. Compared to billionaire playboys or scientists playing out their own strengths in expensive gun costumes, this allows the audience to feel more for these characters.

In addition to Relativity, the original director and creator of the X-Men film series, Bryan Singer, has given so much depth to the characters he adapted in these films that many of us feel that we have really grown up with these characters. While some might suggest that you can say there for characters created in the Marvel-filmy universe, I personally feel that many Marvel characters are one-dimensional, which leads to movies where you already know what’s going to happen in the end (and if you say that you really thought Iron Man or Captain America would take care of themselves during the Civil debate, you’re way too naive for your own good). This is not to say that I still don’t like MCU movies, but I find that there seems to be more personal stakes for each character in the X-Men movies, which leads to a devoted confrontation with the characters and stories.

Well, as I said, X-Men: Apocalypse had its shortcomings, but to me it seemed more superficial, and the good far outweighed the evil. X-Men: The Last Stand and the Atrocity that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine were certainly worse movies than the Apocalypse in addition, from a long shot. Many people appreciate that this movie still had too many characters, a similar problem for X-Men: The Last, but I think it should still appeal to comic fans for a long time, who could actually understand the meaning of each character introduced or brought. Seeing Night Creeps again, meeting a birthday or even seeing BLOB’s cameo and Magnet’s daughter pseudo-Easter egg was definitely worth it for those of us who know who all these characters are, regardless of what other critics may say. In addition, I felt that the story was actually much less confusing than what the early reviews said. As long as you have enough attention to watch the movie and think for two and a half hours, you should be able to understand who each character is and why he is doing what he is doing to advance the plot.

Finally, I feel that this is a good addition to the X-Men universe, a universe that, despite its shortcomings, is still dear to me. I hope Bryan Singer won’t let critics stop him from making another X-Men movie, because I think he has the best idea for the series, even if it doesn’t always match the comics.

One more thing … if you haven’t seen the movie yet, stick around for the post-credits scene. It may not seem like much, but a simple use of “Google” can really explain the meaning of what is shown!

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