Friday September 25, 2020

Cinema: Latest X-Men chokes on its visual swill

A lifeless procession of action sequences and tediously apocalyptic showdowns

22nd May, 2016
Jennifer Lawrence and Oscar Isaac in X-Men: Apocalypse

Heart of a Dog; Directed by Laurie Anderson; Selected, no cert; Rating: 4/5

There’s a scene in X-Men: Apocalypse where a young Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Scott Summers (Tye Sheridan), 1980s kids to the toes of their baseball boots, are leaving a cinema showing Return of the Jedi. They rank the Star Wars films in order of preference, talking about how The Empire Strikes Back is the best of the lot, before agreeing...

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