The Blot is a huge fan of Oscar Isaac’s work and I really love FOX’s soft reboot of its X-Men franchise, so why do I have so many concerns about the upcoming Marvel film X-Men: Apocalypse!?! Probably because Isaac’s portrayal of the titular villain looks terrible! After two almost perfect X films (First Class and Days of Future Past), how in the world could Bryan Singer screw up such an important character!?!
Everything The Blot’s seen of Oscar’s movie version of Apocalypse, the world’s first mutant, looks super lame. Not only is his dialogue and voice over work in the film’s first two trailers pretty bad, but his visuals don’t match up to the imposing brute we’ve all come to know and love in the Marvel comics. I don’t even know what to think about this new character one sheet movie poster featuring Apocalypse and a disintegrating skull. The film’s one saving grace is that all of the other beloved X-Men characters debuting in X-Men: Apocalypse look great! I mean have you see the new Jubilee!?!
X-Men: Apocalypse will premiere in theaters on May 27, 2016.