Actors: Michael Fassbender

Poster for the movie "X-Men: Apocalypse"

X-Men: Apocalypse

Too much CGI for my liking. Suffering from the “getting too big for its boots” syndrome where reality is suspended and the lives of mortals are set aside for the sake of the set pieces and the world-spanning drama that ensues. In my most humble of opinions, such threats should be sandboxed elsewhere and not on Earth as it’s too familiar. Star Wars destroyed planets but kept the story human. Marvel is (or at least some studios producing their films are) drifting into one out of two.

X-Men: Apocalypse

Only the strong will survive

20162 h 24 min
Overview

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.

Metadata
Director Bryan Singer
Runtime 2 h 24 min
Release Date 18 May 2016
Details
Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Average
Actors
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Lucas Till, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Hardy, Alexandra Shipp, Lana Condor, Olivia Munn, Warren Scherer, Rochelle Okoye, Monique Ganderton, Fraser Aitcheson, Abdulla Hamam, Hesham Hammoud, Antonio Daniel Hidalgo, Al Maini, Berdj Garabedian, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Konechny, Emma Elle Paterson, Manuel Sinor, Gustave Ouimet, Lukas Penar, Ryan Hollyman, Joanne Boland, Nabeel El Khafif, Manuel Tadros, Abanoub Andraous, Aladeen Tawfeek, Carolina Bartczak, T. J. McGibbon, Davide Chiazzese, Sebastian Naskrent, Boris Sichon, Martin Skorek, Kamil Orzechowski, Michael Terlecki, Ahmed Osman, Ziad Ghanem, Moataz Fathi, Tómas Lemarquis, James Loye, Zehra Leverman, Herb Luft, Stan Lee, Joan Lee, Stephen Bogaert, John Bourgeois, Conrad Coates, Dan Lett, Adrian G. Griffiths, Shawn Campbell, Joe Cobden, Henry Hallowell, Danielle Dury, Naomi Frenette, Aj Risi, Raphaël Dury, Ian Rosenberg, Erika Heather Mergl, Tauntaun, Mary-Piper Gaudet, Josh Madryga, Scott Cook, Allen Keng, Tally Rodin, Francis Limoges, Tsu-Ching Yu, Karl Walcott, Desmond Campbell, Ian Geldart, John Ottman, Linda Joyce Nourse, Zeljko Ivanek, Christopher B. MacCabe, Chris Cavener, Ronald Tremblay, Joseph Bellerose, Philippe Hartmann, Sebastien Teller, Alexander Peganov, Simon Therrien, Patrice Martre, James Malloch, Vladimir Alexis, Jason Deline, Hugh Jackman
Poster for the movie "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Some great dark visions in this entry into the canon. The action was solid and I was glad it was confined, either in private (mostly) or the major set-pieces in the far future. This kept the 70s segments more ‘real’ and fitting in with the Marvel universe and lack of awareness of the population at that time. Getting ready for Apocalypse …

X-Men: Days of Future Past

20142 h 11 min
Overview

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

Metadata
Director Bryan Singer
Runtime 2 h 11 min
Release Date 15 May 2014
Details
Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status
Movie Rating Very good
Actors
Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Nicholas Hoult, Kelsey Grammer, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto, Booboo Stewart, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Lucas Till, Evan Jonigkeit, Len Wein, Chris Claremont, Michael Lerner, Gregg Lowe, Mark Camacho, Bryan Singer, Brendan Pedder, Harry Standjofski, Mike Dopud, Andreas Apergis, Robert Montcalm, Jaa Smith-Johnson, Alex Ivanovici, François Paquette, Zabryna Guevara, Zehra Leverman, Angela Galuppo, Victor Cornfoot, Brent Skagford, Kyle Gatehouse, Taris Tyler, Darryl Scheelar, Thai-Hoa Le, Johnny Tran, Gregory Hlady, Julian Casey, Robert Crooks, Matt Cooke, Tim Post, Jason Deline, Karine Vanasse, Pierre LeBlanc, Jude Beny, Arthur Holden, Sean Curley, Susanna Fournier, Andrew Peplowski, Moe Jeudy-Lamour, Neil Napier, Mizinga Mwinga, Jimmy Chan
Poster for the movie "Prometheus"

Prometheus

Prometheus

20122 h 04 min
Overview

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Metadata
Director Ridley Scott
Runtime 2 h 04 min
Release Date 30 May 2012
Details
Movie Media Blu-ray
Movie Status Loaned
Movie Rating Good
Actors
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Lucy Hutchinson, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Kate Dickie, Emun Elliott, Benedict Wong, Patrick Wilson, Ian Whyte, Branwell Donaghey, Vladimir Furdik, C.C. Smiff, Shane Steyn, John Lebar, Anil Biltoo, Giannina Facio, James Embree, Robin Atkin Downes, Louisa Staples, Annie Penn, Daniel James
Poster for the movie "Haywire"

Haywire

The trailer and the pitch for the movie made this sound like it was an “on the rails” movie. However, after a realistic initial fight sequence in a diner that set the tone for the movie, the bulk of it was actually told as flashbacks as our lead recounted the tale of how she got to the diner to the driver she picked up. The story unfolded as a typical “spy-set-up-out-to-avenge-their-employer”. The supporting cast wasn’t great, but it was a watchable film on a lazy day.

Haywire

20111 h 33 min
Overview

Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive.

Metadata
Runtime 1 h 33 min
Release Date 6 November 2011
Details
Movie Media DVD
Movie Status
Movie Rating Average
Actors
Starring: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas, Michael Angarano, Mathieu Kassovitz, Eddie J. Fernandez, Anthony Brandon Wong, Tim Connolly, Max Arciniega, Aaron Cohen