It’s big, bold and brash – exactly what you’d expect from the on-going saga of mutants, humans and the battle for supremacy (or acceptance).
It’s thrilling stuff (albeit laid on with a trowel), with director Bryan Singer (X-Men, X-Men 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past) proving once again he is the man to turn to with this particular franchise. The opening Ancient Egyptian scenes are particularly sumptuous with Singer choosing to focus on action rather than much dialogue. The result is that, in comparison to those other superheroes and the Avengers clan, X-Men: Apocalypse takes itself a little more seriously.
But what it fails in character development (interestingly Raven/Mystique, played by Jennifer Lawrence, is arguably the central role), Singer more than makes up for with thrills and spills. Not the best X-Men, but certainly enjoyable.