Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. The powerful mutant Apocalypse amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming not just invincible but immortal as well. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he discovers it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order to reign over. As the fate of the planet hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
I have to say that "X-Men: Apocalypse" delivers everything I wanted and expected from a movie in Marvel's X-Men movie series. We have of course a bad guy seeking not only the mutants but to take over the planet and that means some familiar characters find themselves in an alliance with this bad guy. We also have back story, not just to the bad guy but also the familiar characters and as such we get to meet a young Raven, a young Nightcrawler, we learn how Charles lost his hair and also learn more about Erik Lehnsherr which adds a new and interesting revelation to the mix. Of course there is a cameo from Hugh Jackman as Logan and there are special effects combined with action. Yes "X-Men: Apocalypse" ticks plenty of boxes as it delivers drama, romance and of course action.
And that is great with I am sure many fans of these X-Men movies thoroughly enjoying "X-Men: Apocalypse", I expect many would enthuse over this movie as if it was the greatest movie since the last movie they saw which they thought was great. But whilst I cannot deny I enjoyed "X-Men: Apocalypse", including the fun little addition of Ally Sheedy in a minor role, I was not blown away like some and what this ended up was another popcorn movie which maybe back in the day when I was more into popcorn movies I would have been a lot more enthusiastic about but now found a bit too ordinary and reliant on a formula and the special effects.
What this all boils down to is that "X-Men: Apocalypse" delivers everything which you expect from a movie in this series which will either mean you will absolutely love this movie or just enjoy it as much as the last popcorn movie.