Wednesday, 13 July 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse Now

From Wiki and Wiki:

In 1967, during the Vietnam War, Army Special Forces Colonel En Sabah Nur, a powerful mutant believed to be the first of his kind has gone insane and now commands his own Montagnard troops inside neutral Cambodia as a demi-god until he is betrayed by his worshippers, who entomb him alive. Awakening in 1983, he believes the world has lost its way without his presence because the "weak" rule it instead of the "gods".

In East Berlin, shape-shifting mutant Colonel Lucas and mutant champion General Corman, who possesses large feathered wings on his back, grow increasingly concerned with En Sabah Nur's renegade operations. They recruit Cairo pickpocket Ororo Munroe, who can control weather and upgrade her power which "persuades" her to join them and embark on a mission to terminate the Nur’s command with extreme prejudice.

Ambivalent about the mission, Munroe joins a Navy Patrol boat, commanded by "Chief" and crewmen Kurt Wagner, who can teleport, and Caliban's enforcer, Psylocke, to head to Professor Charles Xavier's educational institute in Westchester County, New York.

They rendezvous with surfing enthusiast Professor Charles Xavier, to discuss going up the Hudson River. Xavier initially scoffs at them, but befriends Kurt Wagner when he discovers he is an expert surfer and agrees to escort them through the Viet Cong-held coastal mouth of the river.

At dawn the helicopter raid commences. Amid the attack, Munroe gathers her men to the patrol boat, which has been transported via helicopter, and begins the journey to Poland, where the metal-controlling mutant Erik Lehnsherr uses his powers to control Earth's magnetic poles to wipe out anything built since the Bronze Age.

Lying mortally wounded on the ground, En Sabah Nur, with his dying breath, whispers "...The horror... the horror...”

3 comments:

paulc156 said...

Control the magnetic poles to wipe out anything built since the bronze age...
Wtf?

pen seive said...

I took my grandson to see one of the X men films and couldn't get over how much Hugh Jackman's Wolverine looked like a younger version of Harry Enfield's Wayne Slob. I kept expecting Kathy Burke's Waynetta to appear demanding to have a black baby as she was the only one on the estate who didn't have one.

Mark Wadsworth said...

PC, that's what Wiki says.

PS he does, doesn't he? I knew I'd seen him somewhere before.