People who follow my blog probably know how much I loved Bryan Singer’s previous outing “Days of Future Past”. That movie was smart, exciting and a pure joy to watch. That being said, I left “Apocalypse” feeling disappointed. Was I expecting something better? Perhaps. Instead, this new installment, once again lead by Bryan Singer, tries to juggle so many elements at once and lacks the freshness of its predecessor. The movie still has its virtues, chief among them its two stars: James McAvoy, who is still as good as always as Professor X, and Michael Fassbender as Magneto. This time around, The X-Men are facing a threat bigger than anything they’ve faced before: Apocalypse, the world’s first and most powerful mutant. Sounds like fun? To be honest, for a while it is. Oscar Isaac nails his Apocalypse performance and Singer knows exactly how to stage pulse pounding action scenes. For Marvel fans who love being immersed in that universe, the mere presence of these characters, along with a series of visual effects and action may be enough. For me, “X-Men: Apocalypse” lacks originality and purpose. I may be too attached to “First Class” and “Days of Future Past“, but I still think that “Apocalypse” could have and should have been better.