As far as 2016's comic book movies go, X-Men: Apocalypse represented the middle of the pack. It wasn't a masterpiece, but it also wasn't a terrible movie either. That being said, the film still features a painful number of errors that cannot be ignored. A brand new video has just hit the web chronicling each and every error in Bryan Singer's latest X-Men film, and it's a doozy. Check it out below to see for yourself.
As you can pretty much immediately tell from that the first few seconds of that clip, the video takes absolutely no prisoners. The video skewers just about every single error one can find throughout the course of X-Men: Apocalypse, and it even manages to find a few that we never really picked up on. From the fact that Apocalypse really doesn't need his Four Horsemen in order to destroy the world, to the fact that Wolverine's berserker sequence feels somewhat neutered by the film's PG-13 rating, the video misses absolutely nothing.
One of the biggest issues that we seem to see here is the fact that certain powers, abilities and weapons show up for certain scenes, but then completely disappear from the rest of the movie. This phenomenon is particularly noticeable during the Alkali Lake scenes, as the weapons used by William Stryker's men at the X-Mansion seem to conveniently disappear when the soldiers need to square off against mutants in their base.
Of course, we should really note that not every single one of these sins has been earned. Certain gripes, such as Storm wanting to be like Mystique, despite not having actual transforming powers, really do not hold up under scrutiny. While we should certainly hold our movies up to a high standard, there are always going to be instances where it's best to not think about the minute details that don't necessarily hold together logically.
Above all else, this video really highlights the fact that the X-Men franchise has stumbled somewhat after a series of solid movies. Starting with X-Men: First Class in 2011, the series has consistently delivered high quality solo and team-up films all the way through Deadpool earlier this year. Apocalypse really brought that trend to a screeching halt.
After watching that video, I think it's safe to say that X-Men: Apocalypse was not generally considered the best superhero movie of the last year. We will just have to wait and see what the future of the X-Men franchise holds, particularly with a rebooted version of the Dark Phoenix Saga on the horizon. I'm an eternal optimist, so I hold out hope that the series can get back on track.
CinemaBlend will bring you more information pertaining to the future of the X-Men series as new details become available to us. The series will continue when Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine adventure, Logan, debuts in theaters on March 17, 2017. Other X-Men-related projects on the way include New Mutants and Deadpool 2.