“Everything they’ve built will fall! And from the ashes of their world, we’ll build a better one!”
Supervillains these days! I mean, what is wrong with good, old-fashioned world dominance? Living in luxury and lording it over all you survey, etc? No, now they all want to destroy it.
Sure, they mumble about putting it back together again “Good as new, and better!” but we never get to see that part, do we?
This year, it’s Apocalypse(1) making the speeches and blowing up the bridges. Watch his grand entrances here, plus the band of X-Men out to stop him. There’s a chance to see Raven/Mystique’s teaching style in progress. Hint: She’s not big on diplomacy. There are also a couple of shots of Psylocke in action, and she’s impressively gymnastic. And there’s an amazing look at Angel–or Archangel?–in all his glory.
As amazing as they all look, Apocalypse doesn’t seem to be having the least bit of a problem with them, so there is likely going to be some serious strategic thinking going on once the movie gets going.
(1) And Vandal Savage, who may or may not mean to rebuild. True, he’s in a different universe, but he is hanging around this year and making threats, so…
Synopsis for X-Men: Apocalypse
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. 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.OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.XMenMovies.com/FACEBOOK: https://www.Facebook.com/XMenMoviesTWITTER: https://Twitter.com/XMenMoviesINSTAGRAM: https://Instagram.com/XMenMovies/SNAPCHAT: XMENMOVIESHASHTAG: #XMen