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X-Men: Apocalypse

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When the real-life woman you have always had a huge crush on gets cast as the...um, imaginary woman drawn on a piece of paper that you have always had a huge (and totally normal, non-creepy) crush on - that, my friends, restores my faith in humanity...

 

 

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Olivia Munn Cast as Psylocke In X-Men: Apocalypse



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What to do when you have a character who is an English woman in an Asian body? Cast a Eurasian to cover both bases! :D

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How does she keep getting film work?


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Well, she's hot. That always works.

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There are plenty of quality actresses out there, though. Some are even good looking.

Then again, this is xmen we're talking about. Besides Charles, magneto, mystique, beast, and Logan, everyone else will just get a line or two and one token display of power.

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Quicksilver's split-second looks oddly cheesy.  Otherwise...hm.



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Not entirely sure how I feel. So far all of these movies have been rentals for me, so this will probably remain the same. Not quite special enough to use my limited free time to actually go out.

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Bald Charles, yay! Jubilee, yay! Apocalypse looks good. Glad to see Nightcrawler back in some form or another. 
First Class was fine, but I really think there needs to be a strong non-Xavier/Magneto "X-Man" presence in the group. Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique is alright, but doesn't really do it for me. It just feels like there's something missing since they didn't bother to really cultivate any other non-leader character besides Wolverine.



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"Look, I'm Jennifer Lawrence. You want me in this, I ain't sitting through no 10 hours of make up and standing around naked all day."

So yeah-- I'm probably the biggest PT style apologist when it comes to X-Men movies, so I'm in.

As long as you don't worry about continuity, it's fun times.
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Apocalypse still looks like a Power Ranger villain, but should be fun. I've found something to enjoy in all the X-Men movies, even the **** ones, so yeah.



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Oscar Isaac doesn't have the deep voice I associate with Apocalypse (probably form the 90s cartoon), but I'm encouraged by him just being Apocalypse.  I hadn't heard of him before he was announced for this and TFA, but he has been outstanding in everything I've seen him in.  I can't imagine that he, at the very least, would not be good in this, too.



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Not entirely sure how I feel. So far all of these movies have been rentals for me, so this will probably remain the same. Not quite special enough to use my limited free time to actually go out.

It takes a lot for me to see a movie in the theater anyway. So far, I have only seen X2 in the theater, and the rest at home.  This one won't be different.

 

 

Bald Charles, yay! Jubilee, yay! Apocalypse looks good. Glad to see Nightcrawler back in some form or another. 
First Class was fine, but I really think there needs to be a strong non-Xavier/Magneto "X-Man" presence in the group. Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique is alright, but doesn't really do it for me. It just feels like there's something missing since they didn't bother to really cultivate any other non-leader character besides Wolverine.

I'm also glad to see mohawk Storm! 

 

Also, I didn't see Wolverine in this one, so I am guessing Quicksilver and Beast might end up filling the non-leader roles you are talking about.  I also read Gambit is supposed to be in this movie, and that there may be a Gambit movie in the works. 



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I'll be shocked if Hugh doesn't do a cameo for this. Maybe a post credits thing to hype up his next movie.

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They did say he was on set-- but we didn't see the Wolverine workout tweets so I bet it's a cameo.

I for one don't mind Wolverine as the Star.

As for a lead-- Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique is posing as human and is on the X-Men side thanks to the altered timeline. Her star power is equal to Jackman's these days. Pretty sure she'll carry a lot of it.

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I wonder how big of a deal Mystigue would've been in the recent films if they hadn't cast Jennifer Lawrence.

I also don't have a problem with Wolverine being the central character. As a kid I thought he was the most interesting character of the bunch, even though he was treated mostly as a side character in the early 80s. Weird to think that they almost killed him off instead of Thunderbird, if that story is true.

I think the biggest challenge this movie faces is selling Apocalypse. He was a great villain in the comics, but I fear that the film version is gonna come off as goofy/cheesy.
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Final trailer

https://m.youtube.co...b&v=Jer8XjMrUB4

I'm looking forward to this slightly more than Civil War. I loved DOFP, First Class, Deadpool and The Wolverine. They're really on a roll since the two stinkers before those.

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I dunno, not really feeling it. I doubt I'll get to the theater but will definitely rent it. Like I said before, I've found something to enjoy out of every X-Men film and I'm sure this one will be no different. Just not excited about it like I was previous installments.



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I'll see it in theaters but not the first weekend. Marvel has a long history of getting it right that FOX just doesn't have with X Men. It should be good but I also wouldn't be shocked if it's a **** show.

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The final trailer did some justice to the voice of Apocalypse...finally.

I'm not enthused either, but it's my favorite Marvel villain...so I have to go.

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I'll see it in theaters but not the first weekend. Marvel has a long history of getting it right that FOX just doesn't have with X Men. It should be good but I also wouldn't be shocked if it's a **** show.

 

Singer's run with X-Men has been pretty darn good I'd say.  X2 probably still stands as the best large ensemble superhero movie (though Civil War will probably soon surpass it).  I certainly wouldn't put either Avengers movies above it.

 

It's really a shame that Singer got lured by Warner Bros. into finally completing that Superman Returns movie.  They had some solid momentum going to build the franchise up before the Ratner and X-Men Origins: Wolverine debacles knocked them off course for the better part of a decade.



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Eh. It was okay. Not as bad as I was expecting but that's not saying a lot

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When it comes to X-Men movies I'm a Son of Lucas/PT level apologist and deny-er.

I even enjoyed parts of Wolverine Origins.

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Wow. That's beyond the pale. LOL

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When it comes to X-Men movies I'm a Son of Lucas/PT level apologist and deny-er.

I even enjoyed parts of Wolverine Origins.

I actually liked it, for the most part, except the last half hour.  



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I like it more dismissed to an alternate timeline



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