X-Men: Apocalypse is good. It’s fun to watch. But it isn’t brilliant.

James McAvoy in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

“This is the way the world ends.  Not with a bang but a whimper.” – T.S. Eliot

Let’s begin with this disclaimer.  It isn’t June yet and thus far in 2016 we’ve seen three other “superhero” blockbusters.  Deadpool, Batman versus Superman:  Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War all hit the multiplexes and did well.  So maybe we are suffering from superhero fatigue of a sort and not giving the latest X-Men film a fair shake.  Or maybe the expectations were too high.  It should also be noted that this is the 9th film in the mutant movie franchise since X-Men came out in the year 2000.

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Take a peek at ‘Spy’

Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law in 'Spy'
Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law in ‘Spy’

Starring:  Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Miranda Hart, Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Nargis Fakhri and Peter Serafinowicz
Writer:  Paul Feig
Director:  Paul Feig

My name is Bond.  Jane Bond.  Or perhaps it should be changed to Maxine Smart.  Those are just two of the film franchises that many of the gags found in Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy, can be traced to.  Spoofs are lots of fun when they are done well and this is no exception.

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