X-Men: Apocalypse
2016
**
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till

Following the events in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Mystique has become a globetrotting mutant heroine and Magneto lives a quiet life in Poland with a wife and child. Things return to normal when the reawakened En Sabah Nur, one of the world’s first mutants, plans to destroy and rebuild the world. The final part of the prequel trilogy is tired and awfully familiar. Magneto kills a bunch of people again but he is ultimately a good guy. How many times have we seen this storyline by now? Days of Future Past was confusing at times, and Simon Kinberg’s script takes more liberties with the internal logic of the X-Men universe. En Sabah Nur, with his rigid costume and long-winded monologues, is an incredibly boring villain, and the numbing CGI-heavy action set pieces never concern themselves with the heavy death toll taking place in the background. The series concludes in Dark Phoenix.