X-Men: Apocalypse arrives on DVD this week

7th November, 2016

New on DVD this week is the latest in the ongoing superhero saga, X-Men: Apocalypse, in which Oscar Isaac plays an evil mutant looking to bring about the end of the world, with only the X-Men standing in his way.

Also released is Now You See Me 2, the sequel to the tricksy magic-based crime caper that sees the magicians once again embroiled in a high risk game of cat and mouse.

Whichever you see, be sure to leave us your reviews. And if you're in the mood to review, don't forget to enter our Roald Dahl Review Writing Competition, where you can win great prizes! 

X-Men: ApocalypseX-Men: Apocalypse 12A (11+)

Duration: 144mins
Year: 2016
Director(s): Bryan Singer
Cast: Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Lawrence, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Munn, Sophie Turner, Lucas Till

Initially worshipped as a God, Apocalypse was the world’s first mutant. After waking from a slumber lasting thousands of years in the 1980s, he returns to an unfamiliar environment and a society which dissatisfies him greatly. Apocalypse devises a plan to create a devastating New World Order and is joined by a team of mutants including Magneto to make this dream a reality. Charles Xavier, AKA Professor X, must unite and lead the X-Men into their biggest battle yet against their most terrifying foe.

Want to know more about X-Men: Apocalypse? Read Grace's brilliant review and watch a selection of interviews with the superhero cast.

Related Films: The Dark Knight, Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Civil War

Now You See Me 2Now You See Me 2 12A (11+)

Duration: 129mins
Year: 2016
Director(s): Jon M. Chu
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Caine, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Lizzy Caplan, Dave Franco

The magicians known as The Four Horsemen resurface, putting on a comeback performance for their fans after previously outmaneuvering both the FBI and Thaddeus Bradley, who is now behind bars. However, Bradley promises FBI agent Dylan Rhodes that the game is still being played, and soon enough The Four Horsemen find themselves in the middle of another cat-and-mouse escapade led by tech genius Walter Mabry. The Horsemen must pull off their biggest stunts in order to once more outwit their greatest foes, seeking to clear their names in their most difficult and daring heist yet.

Related Films: The Illusionist, Ocean's Eleven, The Prestige, 21

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