'X-Men: Apocalypse' - What the critics are saying

Posted May 26, 2016 3:40 PM By
David Eckstein

While it hasn’t yet achieved the level of critical scorn of Batman v. Superman, X-Men: Apocalypse could be well on its way.

The latest in the superhero franchise is currently polling at just 49 percent on Rotten Tomatoes’ “splat-o-meter” (BvS finished at 27 percent). And the reviews haven’t been pretty, not by a long shot.

The movie, which features Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Munn, Michael Fassbender and a crew of other crime fighters, is drawing criticism for being a by-the-numbers superhero flick with little depth. HitFix’s own Drew McWeeny had mixed feelings about it, saying fans will enjoy it but that it seems “awfully familiar.” McWeeny gave the Bryan Singer-directed movie a B-.

Following are what some of the other leading critics had to say...


“The latest in the X-Men movie franchise is just X-meh.”
Brian Truitt
USA Today

"Singer's fourth X-Men film is not just a step down, it's a fall down the stairs."
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Don't bother”
Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly

“It's the end of the world as we know it - because we've seen it in a dozen other superhero movies by now.”
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

“Apocalypse isn't quite a dog. But it is a movie with way too much of everything except the things that should matter the most -- novelty, creativity, and fun.”
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly