DETROIT (WWJ) – X-Men: Apocalypse starts out promising, but begins to fade after getting bogged down with an overly-long story line.

This latest X-Men film takes viewers back to ancient Egypt where mutants were treated as gods. And, it kicks off on a high note with an elaborate scene featuring thousands of Egyptians participating in an elaborate ritual. Fast forward to 1983, where the immortal Apocalypse is set free, wrecking havoc wherever he goes. It is, of course, up to the X-Men to try and keep Apocalypse from taking over the world.

Joining Apocalypse in his quest at world domination are the Four Horsemen: Angel, Psylocke, Storm and Magneto. Among the X-Men they’re pitted against are Raven, Jean Grey, Cyclops, Hank McCoy, aka Beast, Quicksilver and Nightcrawler.

There’s plenty of excitement in this latest X-Men film, however, it takes far too long to get to the climactic battle scene. While X-Men: Apocalypse tries very hard to impress, and while that epic fight scene doesn’t disappoint, just waiting so long for it to begin is a battle in itself.

I’d pass on seeing this movie in the theater and get it on DVD or download it instead when it’s available online.

See you at the movies!

Be sure to tune in to WWJ Newsradio 950 every Friday for my weekly look at the movies with Midday Anchor Jackie Paige.

Be sure to tune in to WWJ Newsradio 950 every Friday for my weekly look at the movies with Midday Anchor Jackie Paige.

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