So taking the bad ass realistic route may have been the better choice for the time. But it's still something that wouldn't work today. Because fans are more serious about plots and characterization being as canon as possible. It's not to say that cool additions isn't acceptable but ideas that work against the visual is practically super hero sin these days. Luckily, studios are more receptive to their viewers so changes can be made while the project is still active.
At first, I didn't want to buy into the rumors but that changed after finally seeing the film. I'm sure going into the movie with knowledge of the backlash would sway the average fans opinion. But for the average movie goer this film still holds its own in the three part series. Which is enjoyable even with out knowledge of the comic book line and previous titles. One reason being the involvement of topics that are clearly main stream these days. Which does its job for any new viewers looking to get into something new.
The second reason being that it's a stand alone X-Men title which gave characters more air time then any outside involvement. Bland story telling that was one of my dislikes of previous films when those fillers weren't done right. And Lastly, the tone from Days Of Future Past certainly seem to carry over into this movie. The only thing critics primarily had a problem with was the final fight scene and the lack of population involvement in an end of the world scenario.
But this was the same thing critics and movie goers had a problem with seeing in the ending of the Man Of Steel movie. Events that are still debated till this day so why that formula would work for X-Men is beyond me.
But over all, I say it's still worth the see...
I give X-Men: Apocalypse 3 and A Half Tea Cups!
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