It's no secret that X-Men: Apocalypse more or less represents the middle ground when it comes to 2016's superhero movies. Although it wasn't a disappointment on the same level as Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, it also didn't experience the sort of critical or commercial breakout success of Deadpool or Captain America: Civil War. Apocalypse simply wasn't a very fun movie, but it's gag reel has made us realize that the movie must have been a blast to shoot. Don't take my word for it; check it out below to see for yourself.
Like so many others superhero gag reels, the blooper segment from X-Men: Apocalypse is simply a blast to watch. From actors messing up their lines to hilarious improvisation, the entire affair has a certain lightness to it that represents an enormous tonal shift from the doom and gloom of the actual film. The X-Men have always been a family on the silver screen, and this gag reel showcases the family that exists behind the scenes -- even newcomers like Sophie Turner and Tye Sheridan seem welcomed with open arms.
Even performers that we do not normally associate with comedy clearly had a ton of fun working on this set. Perhaps the biggest surprise is Michael Fassbender, who exhibited an incredibly quick and dry wit between takes. Fassbender only has a few legitimate comedies to his name, but I could fully get behind him taking on more comedic roles in the very near future.
I would be remiss for not mentioning how much different En Sabah Nur seems whenever Oscar Isaac breaks character. The guy's a walking charisma machine, and even through the blue makeup he manages to completely own the frame whenever he's on camera. Many people have complained that X-Men: Apocalypse wasted the immense acting talents of Isaac in this ultimately forgettable role, and the gag reel completely sells us on the idea that Apocalypse could've been far more charming if Isaac had been allowed to inject more personality into the part.
Going forward, the folks at 20th Century Fox should really look at this gag reel for inspiration when it comes to the development of another X-Men movie. The members of the cast clearly have developed phenomenal chemistry with one another, so perhaps the studio should allow them to embrace that rapport and lean a little further into the realm of comedy. It's worked wonders for Marvel Studios, and we think it could work just as well for the X-Men franchise.
CinemaBlend will keep you updated regard the home release of X-Men: Apocalypse as more details become available. The latest X-Men film is now available on Digital HD. The Blu-Ray and DVD editions of the film will hit shelves on October 4.