Spoiler break starts as always. Don’t read if you don’t want to be spoiled.
Apart from Magneto, the other horseman (Angel) and horsewomen (are you happy now, SJW feminists?) were quite underwhelming. Angel struggled to defeat a single member of the X-Men, Nightcrawler. Storm just hurled a few lightning bolts and some sandy wind before she was almost crushed by a car, only to be rescued by Psylocke — who couldn’t even defeat Beast convincingly with her lasso and energy sword. It’s quite disappointing to see a fan-favourite character like Psylocke get relegated to the Wonder Woman role — all looks and no personality.
The horsemen in the comics and cartoons were total badasses. Powerful, super augmented mutants requiring several team members to take down, something that the film failed to deliver. This was my only gripe in an otherwise decent movie. I liked X-Men: Apocalypse, and it’s interesting to see
Sansa Stark’s Jean Grey’s Phoenix power being used to defeat Apocalypse. By right, in the Marvel lore, the power level of the Phoenix is one of the strongest forces in the universe, surpassing that of Apocalypse many times. I liked the small cameo by Wolverine, it closes the loop back to the original trilogy… assuming the original films are still considered canon.
Where does the X-Men film franchise go from here? With Days of Future Past and Apocalypse covered, the only other major X-Men plot arc from the comics left is either Dark Phoenix or House of M. The latter will be quite difficult to accomplish, because The Scarlet Witch character is being used by Marvel Studios in their cinematic universe.