X-Men: Apocalypse is shaping up to be the worst-reviewed movie in the X-Men franchise. After 16 years of films, even taking into account The Last Stand, Apocalypse has taken the prize to be the lowest-rated entry into the series (with the exception of Wolverine spinoff Origins. But we prefer not to talk about that one).
With a score of 51 on Metacritic, Apocalypse has come in at 14 points lower than First Class and 23 points below Days of Future Past. And it’s absolutely justified, too, with the film coming across like a complete rush-job, wherein veteran X-director Bryan Singer and writer Simon Kinberg appear to have finally bitten off far more than they can chew.
In the following article, you’ll find a spoiler-free assessment of just why X-Men: Apocalypse falters so badly. From the abundant amount of plotholes to the lack of character development, here are 10 reasons why the newest X-Men film is the worst in the First Class trilogy.