Mr. Sunday Movies is a gem whenever a big comic or sci-fi release hits theaters. He does the lord’s work and goes back through the history behind each movie to point out comic references and Easter eggs we all might’ve missed while seeing the movie in theaters. That or he points out the obvious and his accent is the real jewel of his videos.
No matter, X-Men: Apocalypse is our latest treat and it’s full of references to the comics, movies, and the X-Men animated series from the ’90s. That Honest Trailer did not lie, it hasn’t held up well, but still manages to be better than most of the movies. Apocalypse even manages to pull a line directly from the cartoon for Oscar Isaac’s big speech about building a better world. Not bad.
There are plenty of nods to the past movies peppered in, too, like another appearance by The Once and Future King being read to students by Xavier. The same happened in X2 and also made an appearance in Magneto’s cell later in that movie. We’ve also got our third appearance of Weapon X in the X-film franchise, but with a very special comic twist this time around. Wolverine is actually in his computerized Weapon X helmet, only a bit less silly than his naked, bloody version from the comic mini-series.
My favorite Easter egg/reference is likely the most obvious. I’ll always take a little classic Metallica in my movies, even if it is used to make those on the nose references to The Four Horseman. You can’t go wrong with references to the biblical apocalypse.