Because you can watch the film by director Bryan Singer first starting May 18, 2016. About ten days earlier than the United States. Talking about the release schedule, 20th Century Fox, as the distributor, actually had a lot of worries. The reason is, this Marvel Entertainment film has to compete with Captain America: Civil War (2016). Who still hasn’t dropped that screen. In Indonesia itself, there is one more competitor from local products. Namely: What’s with Love? 2 (2016). Which also still dominates cinemas in the country. In addition, at the beginning of next June, a number of blockbuster films will also appear. These include: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, The Conjuring 2, Now You See Me 2, and Warcraft.
Therefore, naturally, many observers doubt the ability of X-Men: Apocalypse to destroy its competitors and score high box office. However, even so, director Bryan Singer remains confident. The 50-year-old man has been gushing the X-Men franchise since his first film in 2000. He is sure, the film, starring Jennifer Lawrence et al. is able to attract the attention of the audience.
One of Bryan Singer’s basic beliefs, action scenes, combined with sophisticated special effects, remain his mainstay. If you look at the trailer of this film, it seems, X-Men: Apocalypse is indeed full of explosions and destruction. The third series of the mutants (post-reboot) films promises even more intense combat action. Especially, when compared to the two previous film series: First Class (2011) and Days of Future Past (2014).
In addition, the presence of a number of famous stars is also a plus point. Although Hugh Jackman only appears as a cameo (in the trailer only his claws are visible at the end), X-Men: Apocalypse still features Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy as the two main actors. They are back in pairs with J-Law and Rose Byrne. Besides that, don’t forget the newcomer to the X-verse franchise: Oscar Isaac. Who was formerly known as Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awaken (2015).
In terms of story, the latest film in the X-Men franchise is set in 1983. Continuing the timeline of First Class (1962) and Days of Future Past (1973). Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), who still had long hair in the previous two films, has now turned into “Gunawan”. aka the bald and charming. As we can see in the poster.
In addition, the opponents of the X-Men in this film are also not kidding. Namely: Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac). The strongest mutant. Which is also the first and oldest in the world. Which is thousands of years old. Since ancient times, the mutant who has the power of a god is the mastermind behind various disasters and plagues that destroy the world.
It is said that the Apocalypse, or in ancient Egyptian civilization known as En Sabah Nur, woke up from his hibernation. Then, after seeing the modern world, which no longer worshiped him, the ruthless mutant wanted to return to power. Apocalypse intends to create a new order. One way is to destroy mankind. Which he considers a weak creature.