Seems like it was only yesterday when me and my family watched X-Men: Apocalypse at the movies. I remember enjoying it for the most part but still feeling as though something was missing. I still feel the same even after watching it in 4K UHD on the X-Men: Apocalypse 4K Blu-ray that was sent to review. It’s not the best X-Men film or Marvel made one for that matter, but it has just enough action and drama to make it worth a look.
Chris Pandolfi also viewed this at the movies and has all the details in his theatrical review of the film, so I’ll just jump into my thoughts on the movie and the special features included. I have to agree with Chris and most of the other reviews I’ve seen where plenty of people were disappointed with this movie. After seeing some of the previous entries of this film series, I was hoping this one would be just as good if not better. While it’s not completely bad, it’s not as great as it could’ve been either, especially when some of the characters look like fans in mediocre cosplay costumes. Despite this though, there are a few moments that I really enjoyed, such as Nightcrawler and him trying to fit in and having fun hanging with some of the other mutants at the mall during the 80’s.
Moving on to the more positive aspects of this release, I did enjoy having another 4K UHD Blu-ray to watch, as they usually tend to be an awesome experience. This one looks and sounds lovely thanks to the enhanced high definition which helped to keep me watching as it’s a treat for the eyes and ears. There’s also some super extras here like audio commentary by director Bryan Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg as they discuss making the movie, some deleted/extended scenes with optional intros by Singer, a Gag Reel that’s always a plus in my book, a Wrap Party video with the cast and crew, and a nice documentary titled “X-Men: Apocalypse Unearthed” that goes behind the scenes of the making of the movie.
Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy watching X-Men: Apocalypse despite its many faults, but others may not be so kind after viewing. It lacks a certain something in its overall production that you’ll most likely feel while watching and especially afterwards, but hopefully you’ll have the mutant ability to cling to the best parts of the film and hope the next one will fare better.