X-Men: Apocalypse was received rather poorly by critics upon its release. Strangely, they may find common ground with one of the film’s main actors.
Oscar Isaac, who played the titular Apocalypse in the film, talked about the X-Men sequel in an interview with GQ – and he didn’t have good things to say about it.
“Apocalypse, that was excruciating,” he told GQ during a segment where he broke down his iconic characters, “I didn’t know when I said yes that that was what was going to be happening. That I was going to be encased in glue, latex and a 40-pound suit — that I had to wear a cooling mechanism at all times.”
Isaac continued to criticize the restrictive nature of his X-Men: Apocalypse get-up, which prevented him from interacting properly with his fellow X-Men actors.
“I was like, ‘oh, I get to work with these great actors that I like so much,’ but I couldn’t even see them because I couldn’t move my head. And I had to sit on a specially designed saddle, because that’s the only thing I could really sit on, and I would be rolled into a cooling tent in-between takes.”
The complaints don’t end there. If one thing can be taken away from this interview, it’s that the X-Men: Apocalypse suit wasn’t a comfortable thing to wear.
“And every time I moved, it was just like rubber and plastic squeaking, so everything I said had to be dubbed later as well,” Issac continued, “And then getting it off was the worst part, because they just had to kind of scrape it off for hours and hours. So, that was X-Men: Apocalypse.”
Wow, as if the film couldn’t get more flak. The 2016 sequel to the more highly-praised X-Men: Days of Future Past has a rating of 48% on Rotten Tomatoes, the consensus being “Overloaded action and a cliched villain take the focus away from otherwise strong performers and resonant themes, making X-Men: Apocalypse a middling chapter of the venerable superhero franchise.”
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