Monday, June 06, 2016

X-men: Apocalype-review


      The ambiance of a theater adds to my film going experiences often. In this case, my fellow attendees were a lot of younger people some smelling of weed smoke all there for the late show as well. We entered theater #3 and I observed that it was pretty dirty you know the kind of dirty your feet stick to the ground a little bit as you walk to your seat. I saw attendants sweeping as we entered but I still felt sticky as I inspected my seat and decided not to let my OCD defeat me that evening. All the popcorn on the floor made me regret being cheap and not buying any. Two young ladies next to us brought in their own grub and I wished I brought in those Ritz crackers that I guilted myself out of bringing in. Although, this was the kind of theater once inside I realized reminded me of the Joy a once disgusting downtown theater in New Orleans. The type of place you would see people sneaking in a can of green beans, a hot sausage sandwich,  and a pineapple soda. So, with no snacks I kept my hands on my lap and waited for this movie to begin.
       Watching X-men: Apocalypse was kind of like watching a Sci-fi B movie that had a big budget. This was pretty much a how did they meet each other and get to where they are now film linking up the top X-men characters. Overall, the acting is good and the visual effects are always top dollar. It is missing good action scenes that aren't over the top. It's also missing any plot that gives us a true vested interest in the outcome. It was like here's this small little hiccup that took place before all the X-men ended up at Xavier's school. I'm disappointed that Storm's character has such a small role and she even came off as weak. This would be better as a rental. I really wish the same people that make the Avengers films would make the X-men movies. So it goes....


  1. Yikes, sounds like a sketchy theater experience, and unfortunately the movie itself didn't make up for it.

    - Zach

  2. Groan Moan "thank you for letting me in" lol yea what an experience and what a crap movie.

  3. Admittedly a hot sausage sandwich and a pineapple soda sounds really good. I've been to theaters like this. It's always an experience. The $1 theater I go to is still like that. I took this off my review list. I had a new year's resolution that I would stop watching bad movies if I could help it. I just can't sit through 2 hours of films like this anymore.