“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” isn’t the only non-MCU movie among the longest in the entire Marvel franchise. At two hours and 24 minutes, the penultimate “X-Men” prequel film “X-Men: Apocalypse” is the longest in the X-Men film franchise and the fourth longest of all Marvel films (via IMDb).
While most of the film is set in the 1980s, the prologue is set in ancient times and sets the stage for the world’s first mutant, En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), who has multiple powers that built him an empire in ancient times left Egypt. When he wants to transfer his consciousness into a new vessel that will allow him to live, who knows how long, he is betrayed and buried under the pyramid in which the transformation takes place, although his vassals were able to protect him in a cocoon. to prevent his death. Since people can’t walk alone well enough, some idiotic doomsday cultists awaken En Sabah Nur in 1983, which coincides with the fugitive mutant Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender), aka Magneto, who loses his family after being recognized.
Meanwhile, Raven McCoy (Jennifer Lawrence), aka Mystique, has become the cultural equivalent of a mutated Che Guevara who serves as a symbol of liberation. While En Sabah Nur attracts a new group of followers who are trying to build a new world under his rule, of course Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and his students, the eponymous X-Men, have something to say about it. The extended prologue and the wider Weltbau to introduce the new characters of the film contributed to the long running time of the film.