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X-Men: Apocalypse is possibly the most comic bookish type comic book movie that Bryan Singer has ever directed. Even though the film has gotten some very mixed reviews since it opened in theaters, it has some really epic scenes throughout the film. Please keep in mind this article has spoilers, so stop reading now if you haven’t seen it yet!
This is the first time that an X-Men movie is named after the main villain. So if is only appropriate that Apocalypse gets an amazing introduction. The opening of the film takes place in Ancient Egypt. Apocalypse is seen as an old man having his consciousness transferred into a younger mutant. He has his 4 horsemen by his side protecting him throughout this process. They are each killed while being under attack, leaving Apocalypse trapped and asleep until present time.
Scott’s Bathroom Break
One thing we can all agree on is that we love seeing our favorite superheroes acquire there powers for the first time. In this scene, Scott Summers leaves class because his eyes are irritating him. He locks himself inside a bathroom stall and a bully comes in accusing him of flirting with his girlfriend. After some shouting, Scott’s powers are triggered and a huge beam of red light leaves his eyes, destructing everything in it’s path.
All superhero fans have asked the question, which super hero would win in a fight? We get a nice taste of this in the next scene watching Nightcrawler and Angel fight. We also see what Nightcrawler is capable off, leaving Angel’s wings damaged.
Visit To Caliban
We already know that Nightcrawler has had a hard life, that being said he still has a goofy demeanor. In this scene he, smiles happily for his passport photo! Mystique is set on helping Nightcrawler, also known as Kurt, live his own life, but when Caliban informs her that Magneto is alive, she realizes that having a transporter around is pretty handy.
Apocalypse seems to have the power to enhance the powers of other mutants. Some have more drastic changes than others. Angel seems to have the most extreme transformation of them all. In this gruesome scene, his wings start to break and fall out as new metal wings emerge.
Who The F—Are You?
In X-Men: First Class, Charles and Eric try to recruit Wolverine and they are sent away with a “Go f— yourself”. Since then, Singer has dropped the f-bomb once per movie, just enough so it isn’t pushed into R-rated. When Magneto approaches his co-workers about his abilities, he is prepared to make them suffer his wrath. Then out of nowhere, Apocalypse and his gang appear giving us this light and playful moment for Magneto to ask “Who the f—are you?”
This scene pays homage to X-Men’s opening scene where Eric loses his parents in Auschwitz. Apocalypse and the horsemen take him back there to help him realize the full potential of his powers. He actuals pulls metal from the earth and uses it to tear Auschwitz apart.
Charles Xavier sneaks his way into the CIA by freezing all of the workers in the office and making his way into Moira MacTaggert’s space. He erased her memories the last time they saw each other so his clumsy introduction was humorous. The best moment was when he noticed a picture of her son and fumbling on his words by asking if her son has a husband.
Charles Xavier is used to looking into the minds of others, especially with the help of Cerebro. He is not used to someone else looking back. Apocalypse becomes aware of Charles ability and his use for Cerebro and takes over. It is a shocking moment to see him take control of all the weapons around the world.
After Quicksilver’s epic scene from X-Men: Days of Future Past, there had to be a scene equally as good if not better in the latest film. Fortunately there was! It was a much bigger moment for him where he has to evacuate the entire school, including a few fish and a dog as the school is exploding. All of this is playing out to the fitting song “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”.
Release Weapon X
Wolverine does have an appearance in this film, it isn’t very long but he does quite a bit of damage. He runs through the halls of the Weapon X facility killing every guard in his path. Just before he leaves he meets Jean Grey who telepathically helps him put a few of his missing pieces together. This is an excellent set up for the next Wolverine movie to be released, apparently with an R rating.
Letting Out The Phoenix
We’re thrilled to have gotten a taste of The Phoenix in this movie. If we hadn’t, how else do you defeat a mutant who is thousands of years old with an enormous amount of power? The X-Men realize how difficult this is when they head out to try to save Professor X. Thankfully Jean is there to release her powers of The Phoenix to tear Apocalypse apart.