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My Favorite Scene: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) “Quicksilver’s Sweet Dreams”

It’s just as well that Marvel killed off their version of Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron, because Evan Peters’ version of the mutant speedster just puts Aaron Taylor-Johnson to shame.  After stealing X-Men: Days of Future Past, which was a good movie, Evan Peters takes the mess that was X-Men: Apocalypse and using his speed and ADD (as well as his love for animals), saves the inhabitants of Xavier Mansion during its destruction.  The scene took a month to film, but it was completely worth it.  If there is no Quicksilver showcase in X-Men: New Mutants, I may boycott the movie.  That, or Deadpool 2, will be the next film in Fox’s Mutantverse after Friday’s Logan brings Wolverine’s saga to a close. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) “Quicksilver’s Sweet Dreams”

X-Men: Apocalypse Blu Ray Date and Special Features

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray director Bryan Singer’s film X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, and Nicholas Hoult. The release will be available for purchase on October 4.

Synopsis; OSCAR Winner Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy lead a powerhouse cast in director Bryan Singer’s extraordinary follow-up to X-Men: Days of Future Past. After thousands of years, Apocalypse – the world’s first and most powerful mutant – has awakened to find a world led by humans. Intent on cleansing the Earth of mankind, he recruits a group of mutants to create a new world order. In a desperate race to save humanity, Professor X (McAvoy) leads the young X-Men in an epic showdown – against an unstoppable enemy – that will determine the fate of the world.

Special Features:

  • Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Introductions by Bryan Singer
  • Gag Reel
  • Wrap Party Video
  • Hour long documentary, X-Men: Apocalypse Unearthed
  • Audio Commentary by Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg
  • Concept Art and Photo Gallery


  • Audio:
    • English Dolby Atmos
    • English Descriptive Audio 5.1
    • Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
    • French DTS 5.1
  • Subtitles: English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Spanish/French


  • Audio
    • English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
    • English Descriptive Audio 5.1
    • Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
    • French DTS 5.1
  • Subtitles: English for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Spanish/French

Movie Review: X-Men – Apocalypse (2016) “Not a Triumph But Far From an Apocalypse”

X-Men: Apocalypse, Olivia Munn, Oscar Isaac, Michael Fassbender, Psylocke, Magneto, Apocalypse, X-Men
X-Men: Apocalypse has been taking quite a bit of flak from critics, and has under-performed financially.  Is the film a disaster?  Absolutely not.  Is the film flawed?  Absolutely.  Should you still go and see it?  Apocalypse has moments of greatness, things we’ve never seen in an X-Men movie before, and mainly sets the stage for more dramatic moments to come.  What it lacks is the connective tissue, the small but poignant character scenes, and the relentless momentum of the best films in the franchise.  It’s probably the weakest team film aside from X3, but it’s worlds above X3.  Minor spoilers follow below, so proceed with caution. Continue reading Movie Review: X-Men – Apocalypse (2016) “Not a Triumph But Far From an Apocalypse”

Trailer Time: X-Men Apocalypse Trailer #3 (2016) *Wolverine’s A Comin’ Too!*

I have a bad feeling about this film.  Three trailers, all feel kind of on the same level of impressive as Independence Day: Resurgence, but these movies are supposed to have plot.  This trailer gives away two major spoilers in that Quicksilver reveals he’s figured out he’s Magneto’s son and a certain clawed mutant answers the question of whether or not he’s joining the fray.  I don’t know, it just seems like a lot of explosions and not much character focus at all.  Hopefully, I’m wrong.  Jennifer Lawrence is clearly owning this film, and she and James McAvoy have said they want to do more.  FOX is already rumored to be ramping up for X-Men: Dark Phoenix to follow this.

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped 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 (Michael Fassbender), 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 (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

Psylocke, Olivia Munn, X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse also stars Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Lucas Till as Havok and newcomers Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Ben Hardy as Angel, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Olivia Munn as Psylocke, Lana Condor as Jubilee, and Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 27th, 2016.
X-Men: Apocalypse


Trailer Time: X-Men Apocalypse Trailer #2 (2016) *The World Needs the X-Men*

I was not a big fan of the first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse, and I can’t  say the second trailer has done much to raise my hopes.  Repeating lines verbatim from the first films?  The Apocalypse as a god angle; not my favorite interpretation of the character.  I don’t like that Magneto is in such a place that he just gives up, and let’s himself be controlled.  Archangel is an obvious horseman and I could buy Psylocke, but Storm?  This is clearly Mystique’s film among the mutants (coincidentally probably the last Jennifer Lawrence will do), and Wolverine’s cliffhanger storyline from Days of Future Past needs to be resolved.  I hope it’s better than it looks.  DOFP looked incredible and let down a bit; maybe Apocalypse will be the reverse.
Continue reading Trailer Time: X-Men Apocalypse Trailer #2 (2016) *The World Needs the X-Men*