Courtesy of EW:
I’m having a tough time seeing Oscar Isaac underneath all of that apocalyptic makeup. That’s not a bad thing, except that the character he’s playing looks like Ivan Ooze from Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie. Olivia Munn’s Psylocke looks like she jumped right out of Marvel vs. Capcom 2, and Alexandra Shipp’s Storm is equally as silly looking even if her mohawk is comic book accurate. But guess what? These are all positives in my book.
Bryan Singer’s take on the mutant ensemble started out needing to take itself seriously. We hadn’t yet experienced Sam Raimi’s cartoonish Spider-Man, Joss Whedon gleefully embracing the outright childishness of The Avengers, or James Gunn’s comedy-masquerading-as-an-action-movie Guardians of the Galaxy. Now that Singer’s movies have to play on the same field as Disney/Marvel’s films, it looks like the timeline reset that took place in X-Men: Days of Future Past might also allow Singer to embrace the comic book aesthetic a little more. Setting the film in the 1980s also means there’s a more vibrant palette to work with thanks to the neon-loving, punk rock infused culture of the era.
I’ve enjoyed more X-Men films than I’ve disliked, and if X-Men: Apocalypse is as goofy as these pictures indicate (there’s still time for Singer to desaturate the hell out of these images), this could be the most outwardly fun entry in this unbelievably long-lasting series. It’s really bizarre when you realize that this series started before 9/11 happened. How much longer can they last? (Answer: forever)
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