Reviews have started coming in for the somewhat-anticipated X-Men: Apocalypse, and boy, it is not looking too good.
At time of writing, it currently has 40% on Rotten Tomatoes and is expected to go down even further as reviews continue to be collected (embargo was only lifted 50 minutes ago). Below are a few tweets showing the response so far – don’t worry, fairly spoiler-free.
The first X-Men: Apocalypse reviews are coming out, and they’re looking pretty meh so far https://t.co/LUkdoY3jia
— Hollywood Outsider (@H_Outsider) May 9, 2016
— Time Out Film (@TimeOutFilm) May 9, 2016
Embargo breaks on X-MEN: APOCALYPSE tonight. Based on the mutterings I’ve heard, the mood at tonight’s pool party is going to be downbeat.
— Scott Wampler (@LimitedPaper) May 9, 2016
Some don’t seem too negative, as there are more tweets saying it may not be as bad as the critics say it is.
I liked X Men Apocalypse. pic.twitter.com/NBHdB9Zg2R
— Olly Gibbs (@ollyog) May 9, 2016
X-Men Apocalypse is too smart for critics
— Ellis (@PRANKGONEWRONG4) May 9, 2016
‘X-MEN: APOCALYPSE’ went from a 20% on Rotten Tomatoes to a 43% within the span of an hour.
Breathe. Give it a day.
— Superhero Feed (@SuperheroFeed) May 9, 2016
Perhaps Superhero Feed has a point. The Rotten Tomato accumulator may take a few hours or days before it balances out to a more credible score. However, what is clear, is that 20th Century Fox has created a polarizing film set to divide fans and critics.
“Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-Men: Apocalypse. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto, to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.”
Did you have a chance to see X-Men: Apocalypse early? If not, will the reviews stop you from watching it when released on May 27? Let us know in the comments below.
Image: 20th Century Fox