20th Century Fox has just unveiled the trailer for the next chapter in the X-Men film franchise that will be heading our way on Memorial Day Weekend in 2016; Take a look below and get your first full glimpse of “X-Men: Apocalypse”….I’ll return afterward to line out some thoughts.
The Premise: Since the dawn of civilization, Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant, was worshiped as a god. Amassing the powers of many other mutants, he became immortal and invincible. When Apocalypse awakens after several millennia, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it, and recruits a team of mutants to cleanse humanity and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Charles Xavier must lead a team of young X-Men to save humanity. (thanks Wiki).
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll speak quickly on this one and say that I liked it just fine as far as the action shown along with the newer X-Men that are being introduced to the film. However I did have some problems with Apocalypse’s voice. As someone who has read about this character since his own first appearance back in “X-Factor” #5 (way back in May of 1986 if you can believe that), I always “heard” this character speaking in an authoritative, more powerful than anyone around him voice. Sort of a meaner, more imposing Doctor Doom or even to better relate this to something movie viewers are aware of – Thanos’ voice in “Guardians Of The Galaxy”. A voice that sends a shiver down your spine and makes you feel like wetting yourself if he is too angry and directing that right at you. This Apocalypse sounds too pleasant in what we are offered here. Anyway that is all I have on the matter and we have until the end of May to debate this films merits or lack thereof. By the time this is released we will already have gotten “Deadpool” (February 2016), “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” (March 2016) and “Captain America: Civil War” (early May 2016) so depending on how good or bad those films all are this one will surely need to deliver the goods. Let me know what you think in the comments section below.
Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men:_Apocalypse