Initial Reaction: Video Review - X-MEN: APOCALYPSE & ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

The extended Memorial Day weekend is typically a rather big weekend for movies as it somewhat kicks off the real summer movie season that has already been somewhat happening throughout the month of May. With this weekend though, most kids are officially done with school and more excited than ever to do things their school schedule doesn't typically allow for. This sense of freedom was evident in our seven o'clock Thursday screening of X-Men: Apocalypse being more crowded than I expected (though the same couldn't be said for Alice Through the Looking Glass). Given Apocalypse comes on the heels of the critical and commercial success that was Days of Future Past this new installment was always going to have big shoes to fill, but even as a kind of return to the team-up super-hero movie that the first X-Men film was, but with the fresh-faced cast of First Class, Apocalypse fell short with both critics and at the box office. Estimates for the four-day holiday weekend are in and 20th Century Fox is reporting an estimated $80 million holiday weekend total, placing the film at the top of the charts, but still being considered something of a disappointment considering that total is approximately $30 million less than DOFP's four-day total back in 2014 with its three-day total ranking sixth in comparison to the rest of the X-Men franchise. As for Disney's Alice sequel things only continue to look worse as the studio now anticipates a $34.1 million four-day weekend which is well off the $60 million tracking the film was targeting heading into the weekend (and a far cry from the $116 million opening weekend the first film scored in March of 2010). Still, Charles and I saw both films this weekend and have two new video reviews for you. So, without further adieu hit the jump to see our full video reviews as well as subscribe to our channel for a new review (or reviews) each week!


You can also read my full X-Men: Apocalypse review here.

You can also read my full Alice Through the Looking Glass review here.