Now since meeting 4 years ago my wife was not really a Marvel fan but she did enjoy the X-Men films. She actually places X-Men Apocalypse ABOVE Civil War, something which may shock people. Now as great as Civil War was you need to review this film differently, I mean it is a totally different universe and compared to some of the other X-Men Titles (Wolverine: Origins or X-3) there is no bloody reason for such a bad reaction.
Apocalypse is a builder, to this I mean it takes a little while for the story to build up, but this isn't a bad thing. We have a new class of Mutants to introduce without doing a total backstory on each of them, I personally wanted to know what happened to Raven and the other heroes from the previous two films. Then the scene in the woods happen, the scene where you actually see why Magneto would go ape shit crazy and want to murder the human race and join forces with Apocalypse. As our fiendish villain goes, another point of complaint, I really liked this guy. Look at the pointless Villains we have seen in the MCU films, at least Apocalypse poses so kind of threat to mankind.
A slight complaint would be I would have liked more back story on Psylock's character a it felt like she was just placed in the line up and it is getting hard to work out the actually timeline now, however these are minor things and as a whole I can't really fault the film
It is a little difficult for a film like X-Men Apocalypse coming out right after possibly the BIGGEST success in Disney Marvel's MCU to get a positive reaction. Civil War was amazing and yet at the moment they are both in cinemas at the same time. I think alot of fans, even comic book fans, are kind of getting a little bit of Superhero Fatigue with so many big films being released so early. With Batman V Superman, Marvel's Civil War and even Fox's MASSIVE hit with Deadpool has Apocalypse just hit screens at the wrong time? Is this the wrong time to getting into a film pissing contest with Disney Marvel? I personally thing if we got this film nearer to the time Doctor Strange was being released, say two week prior, then the reviews wouldn't be as bad.
X-Men Apocalypse is a definite must see film, it is full of some brilliant actions scenes and has an amazing cast of young talent who will mold the series in the upcoming 90's based X-men film and even Gambit and X-Force.