Tagged With x-men: apocalypse

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“You don’t have to be an X-Men fan to like it, but it helps.”

During the X-Men’s first few cinematic excursions, this adage more or less held true. While nominally aimed at comic book enthusiasts, the franchise wisely dispensed with dense backstories, superfluous characters and silly costumes in favour of the bare, leather-clad essentials. They were deliberately accessible to the mainstream and all the better for it.

Fast-forward to X-Men: Apocalypse and things have changed. Now, it’s: “If you’re not a diehard X-Men fan, GTFO!”