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Team Professor X (above, with James McAvoy, centre) and Oscar Issac, with facial prosthetics bordering on campiness, make for a threadbare yarn.
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Team Professor X and Oscar Issac (above), with facial prosthetics bordering on campiness, make for a threadbare yarn.
MOVIES

X-Men loses the plot with one sequel too many

Even cutting-edge CGI cannot save X-Men: Apocalypse, the 9th film, from digital demise.

SUMMER movie season has barely begun but we are already suffering a bout of superhero fatigue. The dust has barely settled since the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight decided to go one-on-one just two months ago in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice; and it's only been weeks since The Avengers