“X-Men: Apocalypse” is an explosive, action-packed adventure, the latest addition to the “X-Men” series of films. It features a powerful villain, En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), and he is the mutants’ greatest challenge. Due to a tragic event, Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and the other mutants must prevent Magneto (Michael Fassbender) from helping Apocalypse take control of Charles’ (James McAvoy) mind, by which he can control them all. Apocalypse plans to utterly possess Charles. The Beast and Jean Grey, as well as Wolverine himself (Hugh Jackman), all contribute to the effort to stop Apocalypse.
The film is filled with stirring action, comedic moments, and an emphasis on loyalty to family and friends. Regrettably, it features strong language and violence and, therefore, falls short of receiving our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.