Courtney Howard is a LAFCA, OFCS and AWFJ member, as well as a Rotten Tomatometer-approved film critic. Her work has been published on Variety, She Knows and Awards Circuit.
Courtney Howard // Film Critic
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE is the highly anticipated, highly CGI’d sequel to DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. While I was loving where this franchise was going, I have my doubts about this next chapter – simply due to the fact I completely disconnect at noticeable CGI orgies like this. Take a look below.
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.
With the exception of Fassy, and maybe J.Law, I’m not super hot on this one. What are your thoughts?
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE opens on May 27.