X-Men: Apocalypse - Bryan SingerCast - James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Oscar IsaacRating - 2.5/5Amidst all the CGI chaos, robot armies and feuding men in tights, it’s easy to forget that it all began with the X-Men back in 2000. This Golden Age of Superhero Films that we find ourselves in, for better or for worse, is because Bryan Singer made that first film. And X-Men: Apocalypse, the ninth in the series, is fully aware of the high benchmark Singer set more than a decade ago.It tries, desperately, to do what The Force Awakens did – to tread familiar territory, provide fan service, and push the already grand saga forward – but it doesn’t quite succeed.The problems with the film aren’t too difficult to identify. It’s overstuffed with characters, plot and, for 2016, indefensibly guilty of inconsistent effects work. Preoccupied with continuing the story for yet another … [Read more...] about X-Men Apocalypse review: Where’s Deadpool when you need him?