I am a fan of the two previous X-Men movies – First Class and Days of Future Past. And, by the end of the previous movie, I got excited about Apocalypse.
I was so excited that I wanted to watch it in 4DX in Bonifacio High Street, the first and only 4D cinema in this country. So this entry is probably a mix of a movie review and an experience narration.
First and foremost, 4D needs getting used to. If you have already watched the movie, the first few scenes will give you a bit of a dizziness. Your eyes will adjust to the 3D and your body should accustom itself to the vibrating and the moving. Aerial shots, at first, are a bit of punch in the head. But, as the movie progressed, it was a great experience.
And the movie. It was half-and-half for me. I loved how it is set before the first three X-Men films. The progression of the story, though, needs fixing. There aren’t enough fight scenes. And, Jubilee is totally underutilized (come on, she comes before Jean Grey in the X-Men animated series opening theme).
But, anyway, I try not to think of the first three X-Men movies because it just raises a lot of questions. Like, if Angel is already dead during this time, who is the angel in X3? Also, as far as I know, Mystique is Nightcrawler’s mother. So many other stuff that’s brought about the confused timelines of the films.
Can we suggest that Marvel take over X-Men so that we can, at the very least, be comfortable with the consistency?
When’s the next X-Men movie? I hope they will do it better.