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* "Vuk" is an...''odd'' name for a BigBad, and even though it's straight out of the source material, it's slightly more forgivable in the comics medium where the name is only being ''read'', so it's harder to [[{{Mondegreen}} mishear as]]...''ahem''...[[UnfortunateNames something else.]] Since the D'Bari are already a very minor race in the X-Men comics (and the ones in the movie, Vuk in particular, [[InNameOnly have very little in common with the originals]]) you have to wonder whether it would have been too much of a stretch to, if not replace the character entirely, at the very least give Jessica Chastain's villain a slightly more menacing name.



* The scene where Magneto controls a train cabin. It's portrayed like a great, intimidating feat. The problem here is that we have seen both younger and older versions of him perform far greater feats, including lifting the entire Golden Gate Bridge. In effect it makes this movie's version of Magneto look like by far the weakest one.



* Raven treats the X-men as if they were "just kids" as a way to show protection towards them and criticize Xavier for putting them in danger, even when due to Time-Skip, they are all adults who have been on dangerous missions for at least 10 years and they know very well the dangers they face.
* The muscular mutant Ariki seems quite intimidating until he actually starts fighting, when it turns out his power is to use his braided hair as CombatTentacles.
* The back-to-back ClicheStorm lines in the finale, [[spoiler:"You want my power? Take it!" and "Your emotions make you weak." "No, my emotions make me strong."]] might have sounded cool 40 years ago.

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* Raven treats the X-men as if they were "just kids" as a way to show protection towards them and criticize Xavier for putting them in danger, even when due to Time-Skip, they are all adults who have been on dangerous missions for at least 10 years and they know very well the dangers they face.
* The muscular mutant Ariki seems quite intimidating until he actually starts fighting, when it turns out his power is to use his braided hair as CombatTentacles.
* The back-to-back ClicheStorm lines in the finale, [[spoiler:"You want my power? Take it!" and "Your emotions make you weak." "No, my emotions make me strong."]] might have sounded cool 40 years ago.



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* The back-to-back ClicheStorm lines in the finale, [[spoiler:"You want my power? Take it!" and "Your emotions make you weak." "No, my emotions make me strong."]] might have sounded cool 40 years ago.



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* The muscular mutant Ariki seems quite intimidating until he actually starts fighting, when it turns out his power is to use his braided hair as CombatTentacles.



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* Raven treats the X-men as if they were "just kids" as a way to show protection towards them and criticize Xavier for putting them in danger, even when due to Time-Skip, they are all adults who have been on dangerous missions for at least 10 years and they know very well the dangers they face.


* Immediately following, Young Erik's delivering a {{Big N|o}}ein as he unleashes his powers and destroys the lab. It's very difficult for a child actor to portray unstoppable rage and immeasurable loss.

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* Immediately following, Young Erik's delivering a {{Big N|o}}ein as he unleashes his powers and destroys the lab. It's very difficult for a child actor to portray unstoppable rage and immeasurable loss. What's worse, he directs his rage at everything (furniture, equipment, two random guards) ''except'' for the man who'd just shot his mother! It seriosly looks like he's showing off his powers to Shaw rather than, you know, trying to kill him.

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* Mystique claiming that the women are always saving the men around here and suggesting that Charles changes the name to 'X-Women' despite many proven wrong on many occasions.


* Mystique claiming that the women are always saving the men around here and suggesting that Charles changes the name to 'X-Women' despite many proven wrong on many occasions.

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* The scene where Magneto controls a train cabin. It's portrayed like a great, intimidating feat. The problem here is that we have seen both younger and older versions of him perform far greater feats, including lifting the entire Golden Gate Bridge. In effect it makes this movie's version of Magneto look like by far the weakest one.


* Joss Whedon wrote a RunningGag where Toad keeps bragging about things a toad can do, until finally Storm zaps him with lightning while quipping that the same thing happens to a toad hit by lightning as everything else. Then someone had the bright idea to take out every part of the setup but leave in the punchline, giving the impression that Storm just gave an especially silly BondOneLiner.

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* Joss Whedon Creator/JossWhedon wrote a RunningGag where Toad keeps bragging about things a toad can do, until finally Storm zaps him with lightning while quipping that the same thing happens to a toad hit by lightning as everything else. Then someone had the bright idea to take out every part of the setup but leave in the punchline, giving the impression that Storm just gave an especially silly BondOneLiner.



* In the first trailer, Apocalypse's delivery of the "EVERYTHING THEY'VE BUILT WILL FALL!" line was derided as sounding like Oscar Isaac's goofy [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Ronan the Accuser]] impression as opposed to being an imposing statement of doom. The Superbowl TV spot, conversely, fixed this issue with a revised take on the line, which scales back on the hamminess and makes Apocalypse sound more imposing. Hear the difference between the edited version and the original take [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnu06cIUpMs here]]. It should be noted, however, that the line was altered between every single ad it was used in (along with what's actually shown behind Apocalypse).

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* In the first trailer, Apocalypse's delivery of the "EVERYTHING THEY'VE BUILT WILL FALL!" line was derided as sounding like Oscar Isaac's Creator/OscarIsaac's goofy [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Ronan the Accuser]] impression as opposed to being an imposing statement of doom. The Superbowl TV spot, conversely, fixed this issue with a revised take on the line, which scales back on the hamminess and makes Apocalypse sound more imposing. Hear the difference between the edited version and the original take [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnu06cIUpMs here]]. It should be noted, however, that the line was altered between every single ad it was used in (along with what's actually shown behind Apocalypse).



* [[spoiler:Magneto's wife and daughter being pierced to death at the same time by a single wooden arrow.]] While it can ''actually'' happen in real life with a skilled bowman, in the film it happens by accident and in a rather contrived way, and the result is a BlackComedyBurst instead of a tragic death. To put this into perspective, let's give a shout out to the fella who fired a wooden arrow, ''without'' a metal tip, from a little bow, that ''wasn't fully drawn'', through two people. He might be a secret mutant with arrow momentum giving powers! The [[DullSurprise look]] on his face when he fires the arrow doesn't help, or the [[OhCrap comically over-the-top]] expression on his superior's face for the [[LargeHam exact opposite]] reason.

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* [[spoiler:Magneto's wife and daughter being pierced to death at the same time by a single wooden arrow.]] While it can ''actually'' happen in real life with a skilled bowman, in the film it happens by accident and in a rather contrived way, and the result is a an unintentional BlackComedyBurst instead of a tragic death. To put this into perspective, let's give a shout out to the fella who fired a wooden arrow, ''without'' a metal tip, from a little bow, that ''wasn't fully drawn'', through two people. He might be a secret mutant with arrow momentum giving powers! The [[DullSurprise look]] on his face when he fires the arrow doesn't help, or the [[OhCrap comically over-the-top]] expression on his superior's face for the [[LargeHam exact opposite]] reason.

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* Mystique claiming that the women are always saving the men around here and suggesting that Charles changes the name to 'X-Women' despite many proven wrong on many occasions.


* Mystique referring to her birth name as her "slave name". She could've told them something akin to "[[ThatManIsDead Raven Darkholme is no more]]", but this is silly, especially since no other mutant supremacist, even Magneto, ever showed any issue with their birth names.

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* Mystique referring to her birth name as her "slave name". She could've told them It'd be one thing if she'd said something akin to like "[[ThatManIsDead Raven Darkholme is no more]]", but this is just silly, especially since no other mutant supremacist, not even Magneto, ever showed any issue with their birth names.
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%%* * [[SpecialEffectsFailure The freaking bear.]]]] What should be a heartbreaking scene of Logan having to put down a wounded animal becomes a scene of Logan having to put down a painfully obvious animatronic.



* "Vuk" is an...''odd'' name for a BigBad, and even though it's straight out of the source material, it's slightly more forgivable in the comics medium where the name is only being ''read'', so it's harder to [[{{Mondegreen mishear as]]...''ahem''...[[UnfortunateNames something else.]] Since the D'Bari are already a very minor race in the X-Men comics (and the ones in the movie, Vuk in particular, [[InNameOnly have very little in common with the originals]]) you have to wonder whether it would have been too much of a stretch to, if not replace the character entirely, at the very least give Jessica Chastain's villain a slightly more menacing name.

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* "Vuk" is an...''odd'' name for a BigBad, and even though it's straight out of the source material, it's slightly more forgivable in the comics medium where the name is only being ''read'', so it's harder to [[{{Mondegreen [[{{Mondegreen}} mishear as]]...''ahem''...[[UnfortunateNames something else.]] Since the D'Bari are already a very minor race in the X-Men comics (and the ones in the movie, Vuk in particular, [[InNameOnly have very little in common with the originals]]) you have to wonder whether it would have been too much of a stretch to, if not replace the character entirely, at the very least give Jessica Chastain's villain a slightly more menacing name.


* [[spoiler:Magneto's wife and daughter being pierced to death at the same time by a single wooden arrow.]] While it can ''actually'' happen in real life with a skilled bowman, in the film it happens by accident and in a rather contrived way, and the result is a BlackComedyBurst instead of a tragic death. To put this into perspective, let's give a shout out to the fella who fired a wooden arrow, ''without'' a metal tip, from a little bow, that ''wasn't fully drawn'', through two people. He might be a secret mutant with arrow momentum giving powers! The [[DullSurprise look]] on his face when he fires the arrow doesn't help.

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* [[spoiler:Magneto's wife and daughter being pierced to death at the same time by a single wooden arrow.]] While it can ''actually'' happen in real life with a skilled bowman, in the film it happens by accident and in a rather contrived way, and the result is a BlackComedyBurst instead of a tragic death. To put this into perspective, let's give a shout out to the fella who fired a wooden arrow, ''without'' a metal tip, from a little bow, that ''wasn't fully drawn'', through two people. He might be a secret mutant with arrow momentum giving powers! The [[DullSurprise look]] on his face when he fires the arrow doesn't help.help, or the [[OhCrap comically over-the-top]] expression on his superior's face for the [[LargeHam exact opposite]] reason.


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* "Vuk" is an...''odd'' name for a BigBad, and even though it's straight out of the source material, it's slightly more forgivable in the comics medium where the name is only being ''read'', so it's harder to [[{{Mondegreen mishear as]]...''ahem''...[[UnfortunateNames something else.]] Since the D'Bari are already a very minor race in the X-Men comics (and the ones in the movie, Vuk in particular, [[InNameOnly have very little in common with the originals]]) you have to wonder whether it would have been too much of a stretch to, if not replace the character entirely, at the very least give Jessica Chastain's villain a slightly more menacing name.


* Mystique kidnapping Senator Kelly is a serious scene, but her using her feet to threateningly grab his face causes it to lose some impact. Kelly looks like he is more disgusted at having a blue mutant's bare feet on his face, and Mystique looks more like a mistress dominating a slave with a foot fetish rather than an experienced agent kidnapping a politician.




* Kid Omega's IntimidationDemonstration where he quills out in Magneto's general vicinity. Perhaps not silly itself, as it is clearly meant to evoke a scary animal's threat display, but utterly ridiculous when you learn that it's ''all his mutant power''. That's correct, he is throwing his entire might on Magneto, which does nothing because it is literally next to nothing.
** The fact that the quills are about three inches long certainly doesn't help. The one time we see him use them to any kind of effect, he literally has to ''hug'' his victim while "quilling out" (and it seems that [[DrivenToSuicide she ''let'' him do it anyway]]). Considering that throughout the film he's included in a trio with the other two mutants' powers being vastly more impressive, it makes the whole situation that much worse.
* The whole exchange between Mystique and the guard in the prison truck.
--->'''Mystique:''' ''(posing as the President)'' Let me out of here! I demand that you release me! Do you know who I am? I am the President of the United States!\\
'''Guard:''' [[DullSurprise Oh, Mr. President...]] Shut up!\\
'''Mystique:''' ''(posing as [[CreepyChild a little girl]])'' Why are you doing this? Let me out! I'll be a good girl! Please!\\
'''Guard:''' ''(pulls out a can of mace)'' Keep it up... and I'll spray you in the face, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]].
* Magneto's line, "Charles always wanted to [[VisualPun build bridges]]!"
* Storm's passionate speech about how there's nothing wrong with being a mutant when Rogue asks if there's a cure, while well-intentioned, falls a bit flat when you remember that the woman who can ''control the weather'' is lecturing the woman ''who kills everything she touches'' about how she's wrong to consider getting rid of her ability to kill everything she touches and should embrace herself. This, at the very least, makes Storm come off as a bit pompous, blinkered and sanctimonious. The movie does point out that Storm is being a bit myopic and self-centered later, however.
* Mystique referring to her birth name as her "slave name". Way to sound like a child trying to be edgy. She could've told them something akin to "[[ThatManIsDead Raven Darkholme is no more]]", but this is beyond ridiculous, especially since no other mutant supremacist, even Magneto, ever showed any issue with their birth names.

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\n* Kid Omega's IntimidationDemonstration where he quills out in Magneto's general vicinity. Perhaps not silly itself, as it is clearly meant to evoke a scary animal's threat display, but utterly ridiculous when you learn that it's ''all his mutant power''. That's correct, he is throwing his entire might on Magneto, which does nothing because it is literally next to nothing.\n** The fact that the quills are about three inches long certainly doesn't help. The one time we see him use them to any kind of effect, he literally has to ''hug'' his victim while "quilling out" (and it seems that [[DrivenToSuicide she ''let'' him do it anyway]]). Considering that throughout the film he's included in a trio with the other two mutants' powers being vastly more impressive, it makes the whole situation that much worse.\n* The whole exchange between Mystique and the guard in the prison truck.\n--->'''Mystique:''' ''(posing as the President)'' Let me out of here! I demand that you release me! Do you know who I am? I am the President of the United States!\\\n'''Guard:''' [[DullSurprise Oh, Mr. President...]] Shut up!\\\n'''Mystique:''' ''(posing as [[CreepyChild a little girl]])'' Why are you doing this? Let me out! I'll be a good girl! Please!\\\n'''Guard:''' ''(pulls out a can of mace)'' Keep it up... and I'll spray you in the face, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]].\n* Magneto's line, "Charles always wanted to [[VisualPun build bridges]]!"\n* Storm's passionate speech about how there's nothing wrong with being a mutant when Rogue asks if there's a cure, while well-intentioned, falls a bit flat when you remember that the woman who can ''control the weather'' is lecturing the woman ''who kills everything she touches'' about how she's wrong to consider getting rid of her ability to kill everything she touches and should embrace herself. This, at the very least, makes Storm come off as a bit pompous, blinkered and sanctimonious. The movie does point out that Storm is being a bit myopic and self-centered later, however.\n* Mystique referring to her birth name as her "slave name". Way to sound like a child trying to be edgy. She could've told them something akin to "[[ThatManIsDead Raven Darkholme is no more]]", but this is beyond ridiculous, silly, especially since no other mutant supremacist, even Magneto, ever showed any issue with their birth names.



** There's also a case of VocalDissonance for anyone who fondly remembers Rebecca Romijn's version. While the latter's voice had a slight echo that worked well with her inhuman appearance, Jennifer Lawrence is stuck using her own voice, which is not the least bit intimidating.



* Michael Fassbender puts in the best performance of the whole film. Unfortunately, about two-thirds of the way in, he starts lapsing into an Irish accent. By the final scene on the beach, he sounds like Ian Paisley asking where the terrorists operate from.
* "I can't feel my legs. I can't feel my legs. I can't feel my legs."
* The scene where Banshee learns to fly by screeching in the air while uplifting music plays.
* Hank [=McCoy=]'s secondary mutation when he tries to cure himself. The initial stages of the transformation are effective enough, but then there's the big reveal to his team-mates: looking like a skinny, bright blue kid-[[Film/TheGrinch Grinch]], with fake fur poofing out of every opening in his [[Main/SpandexLatexOrLeather tight-fitting yellow and black costume]]. Much more hilarious than Michael J. Fox's dad's similar reveal in ''Film/TeenWolf'', but, as the trope says, for the wrong reasons.

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* Michael Fassbender puts in the best performance of the whole film. Unfortunately, about two-thirds of the way in, he starts lapsing into an Irish accent. By the final scene on the beach, he sounds like Ian Paisley asking where the terrorists operate from.
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"I can't feel my legs. I can't feel my legs. I can't feel my legs."
* %%* The scene where Banshee learns to fly by screeching in the air while uplifting music plays.
* Hank [=McCoy=]'s secondary mutation when he tries to cure himself. The initial stages of the transformation are effective enough, but then there's the big reveal to his team-mates: looking like a skinny, bright blue kid-[[Film/TheGrinch kid-[[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas Grinch]], with fake fur poofing out of every opening in his [[Main/SpandexLatexOrLeather tight-fitting yellow and black costume]]. Much more hilarious than Michael J. Fox's dad's similar reveal in ''Film/TeenWolf'', but, as the trope says, for the wrong reasons.




* [[SpecialEffectsFailure The freaking bear.]]
* Logan jumping over the guy on the bullet train, whilst ''screaming''. Try not to laugh.

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[[SpecialEffectsFailure The freaking bear.]]
* %%* Logan jumping over the guy on the bullet train, whilst ''screaming''. Try not to laugh.



* When Charles tells Wolverine about Mystique's assasination of Trask, the accompanying scene shows her pointing the gun, then firing only after Charles says she killed Trask. The way the scene plays out makes it seem like Charles was giving her instructions rather than narrating what just happened.
* Magneto [[spoiler:names the mutants who have died when he lashes out at Professor X for the latter's apathy and inaction, but it falls rather flat when -- except for Sean Cassidy -- ''every character'' he mentions supported Sebastian Shaw, the villain in ''First Class'', in his nuclear winter plot, and had attempted to kill/successfully killed Xavier's proteges.]] Xavier has little reason to mourn for their loss, ''or'' feel regret that he didn't help to save them. There's also the matter of Magneto's colossal back-stabbing mitigating any right of his to criticize the Professor for how he lived after being abandoned on the beach.
-->'''Logan:''' ''So you were ''always'' an asshole.''



* At one point, a character ([[spoiler:Mystique]]) screams "Get out of my head, Charles!" when Professor X is trying to reach said character. While the scene it's in is dramatic and well-acted, the Narm kicks in if you have seen "[[WebVideo/MyWayEntertainment The Juggernaut, Bitch!]]", in which that line is one of Juggernaut's many catch phrases.
** Sheís also shouting it while holding a gun at a crowd of White House staff (which includes the President) with cameras rolling and Charles nowhere in sight. The scene is meant to show Mystique is a hero that eases human/mutant tensions but she comes across looking like a dangerous crazy person and would conceivably make things worse.



* When Wolverine grabs Charles and says "Listen here, you little shit," the filmmakers couldn't have known this, but it's something of a meme phrase. It's very easy to mentally auto-continue: "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/navy-seal-copypasta I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in mutant school, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on the Brotherhood...]]"
* When Wolverine lists off the names of Xavier's most influential important X-men (that being ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, ComicBook/{{Jean Grey}} and ComicBook/{{Storm}}), he gives Scott and Jean's full names but [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers only calls Ororo by her code name.]] It almost seems like Logan plain forgot what Storm's name was or couldn't remember how to say it.
* The https://youtu.be/Ckgpj-KaI0s Army Colonel Mystique impersonates [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent sounds]]... [[VocalDissonance odd]].

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* When Wolverine grabs Charles and says "Listen here, you little shit," the filmmakers couldn't have known this, but it's something of a meme phrase. It's very easy to mentally auto-continue: "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/navy-seal-copypasta I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in mutant school, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on the Brotherhood...]]"
* When Wolverine lists off the names of Xavier's most influential important X-men (that being ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, ComicBook/{{Jean Grey}} and ComicBook/{{Storm}}), he gives Scott and Jean's full names but [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers only calls Ororo by her code name.]] It almost seems like Logan plain forgot what Storm's name was or couldn't remember how to say it.
* The https://youtu.[[https://youtu.be/Ckgpj-KaI0s Army Colonel Mystique impersonates impersonates]] [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent sounds]]... [[VocalDissonance odd]].



* For anyone who understands Vietnamese, Mystique's scene with the VN general was ridiculous; she spoke with a heavy, barely discernible accent, and yet he praised her as if she spoke like a natural. Of course, he ''was'' currently trying to get into her pants at the time...



* Another bit from the trailer -- Professor X's horrified "Apocalypse means to destroy this world!". [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Well, yeah]], Charles, that's kind of what the apocalypse ''is''. Fortunately, it's not in the film.
* Fox decided to market the film with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn2D7-nezwY cross-over trailer]] with [[UsefulNotes/BritishFootyTeams Manchester United]]. Most have found captain Wayne Rooney's acting in it cringeworthy and embarrassing, and not to mention the bad sound editing in it and the fact that the characters from 1983 are trying to enlist players from the ''2016'' team.

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* Another bit from the trailer -- Professor X's horrified "Apocalypse means to destroy this world!". [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Well, yeah]], Charles, that's kind of what the apocalypse ''is''. Fortunately, it's not in the film.
* Fox decided to market the film with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn2D7-nezwY cross-over trailer]] with [[UsefulNotes/BritishFootyTeams Manchester United]]. Most have found captain Wayne Rooney's acting in it cringeworthy and embarrassing, and not to mention the bad sound editing in it and the fact that the characters from 1983 are trying to enlist players from the ''2016'' team.



* The moment when Mystique (in her human form) turns off the circuit breaker in the West Berlin fight club looks positively ridiculous, despite the fact that it's a quick shot. When Mystique turns off the breaker, she crouches awkwardly in front of it and bends her arms at a strange angle towards herself, making it look more like a poorly-attempted exercise move than anything else.
** Similarly, the way she knocks out the guard beforehand (pictured above). It [[FightSceneFailure doesn't actually connect]], so it looks less like a hit from her elbow and more like she knocked him out with her armpit stink.
* When Apocalypse wakes up and teleports himself out of the ruined pyramid, he lets the tonnes of rubble collapse around him. The vibration from this causing the streets nearby to shake is fine, but they then show a tremor being felt in Germany and Poland as well. Hank later mentioning a vaguely-defined "energy surge" which his instruments picked up might address this, except Apocalypse wasn't doing anything he doesn't do repeatedly throughout the film ''without'' causing earthquakes around the world, making the initial tremor both a plot hole and a badly overdone attempt to play up the "SealedEvilInACan being unleashed" aspect.
* Apocalypse absorbing the knowledge of modern times from the TV becomes this with the realization that he gains his powers by absorbing them from other mutants he's possessed. Apparently, TV existed in Ancient Egypt, along with a mutant whose powers allowed him/her to gain knowledge from a TV! Even if it is not necessarily a plot hole (it might be the power of a mutant who can control waves), it is hard to deduce at that scene, and perhaps a bit too convenient for Apocalypse to gain his motivations.



* A fair share of Nightcrawler's scenes of him serving as the PluckyComicRelief come off as this. The writers are trying to make him funny with his FunnyForeigner characterization, except he comes off more awkward than funny. Some of his moments like saying "I'm blue" when Beast and Mystique are conversing, or when he fails to realize his friends can't hear him through the glass without turning on the intercom fall flat in terms of humor when the film had just followed up on the masterpiece of superhero comedy that was ''Film/Deadpool2016''. Though you can probably forgive him considering he literally has NoSocialSkills due to his upbringing so far.
* When Erik [[spoiler:attempts to kill his co-workers ([[DeathSeeker and apparently himself]]) by bringing down the factory around them, but is then met by Apocalypse, who thinks to recruit him as his fourth Horseman]]. The introduction of [[spoiler:Apocalypse and his entourage]] should be an emotionally tense and powerful scene... but it's rather [[MoodWhiplash ruined]] by Erik's indignant "[[PrecisionFStrike who the fuck are you]]?"
** Not to mention that it also feels like a forced way of fulfilling the film's F-Bomb quota.
* Apocalypse's speech about his past to Magneto is genuinely impressive, but the waving, incredibly mundane-looking hand gesturing he does while talking pretty much makes him look like an used car salesman trying to convince a customer.
** The European Spanish version of the speech, however, is not even impressive. Strangely, in a time in which bad film dubs are increasingly rare in Spain, the translation of Apocalypse's monologue is ''awful''. He mixes up his mythological references (calling himself both "Jehovah" and "Yahweh", two ways to write the name of a single god, instead of "Elohim and Pushan" as in the original) and says lines that don't even make sense at all (the translation changes "And when the forest would grow rank and needed clearing for new growth, I was there to set it ablaze" to "And when the forest would grow rank and needed ''to be hacked down'', I was there to ''set the fuse''"... what?).
* Apocalypse's modern Horsemen are given uniforms by their master. Storm, Erik and Angel are given armor that, while still having their comic-book elements, clearly value movement over show. But then Psylocke is just given a purple leotard with a cleavage window which, [[MsFanservice while mostly comic-accurate]], still looks incredibly silly and unpragmatic to wear in battle.
* The FunnyBackgroundEvent that, while Horseman Magneto is being telepathically contacted by Xavier, Apocalypse can be seen at the background ''retouching his other Horsemen's tattoos.'' That he is so meticulously concerned with the looks of his followers is a bit silly, but that he is doing it without realizing (yet) that one of them is talking with an enemy makes it hilarious.

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* A fair share of Nightcrawler's scenes of him serving as the PluckyComicRelief come off as this. The writers are trying to make him funny with his FunnyForeigner characterization, except he comes off more awkward than funny. Some of his moments like saying "I'm blue" when Beast and Mystique are conversing, or when he fails to realize his friends can't hear him through the glass without turning on the intercom fall flat in terms of humor when the film had just followed up on the masterpiece of superhero comedy that was ''Film/Deadpool2016''. Though you can probably forgive him considering he literally has NoSocialSkills due to his upbringing so far.
* When Erik [[spoiler:attempts to kill his co-workers ([[DeathSeeker and apparently himself]]) by bringing down the factory around them, but is then met by Apocalypse, who thinks to recruit him as his fourth Horseman]]. The introduction of [[spoiler:Apocalypse and his entourage]] should be an emotionally tense and powerful scene... but it's rather [[MoodWhiplash ruined]] by Erik's indignant "[[PrecisionFStrike who the fuck are you]]?"
** Not to mention that it also feels like a forced way of fulfilling the film's F-Bomb quota.
* Apocalypse's speech about his past to Magneto is genuinely impressive, but the waving, incredibly mundane-looking hand gesturing he does while talking pretty much makes him look like an used car salesman trying to convince a customer.
**
The European Spanish version of the speech, however, is not even impressive.Apocalypse's speech to Erik. Strangely, in a time in which bad film dubs are increasingly rare in Spain, the translation of Apocalypse's monologue is ''awful''. He mixes up his mythological references (calling himself both "Jehovah" and "Yahweh", two ways to write the name of a single god, instead of "Elohim and Pushan" as in the original) and says lines that don't even make sense at all (the translation changes "And when the forest would grow rank and needed clearing for new growth, I was there to set it ablaze" to "And when the forest would grow rank and needed ''to be hacked down'', I was there to ''set the fuse''"... what?).
* Apocalypse's modern Horsemen are given uniforms by their master. Storm, Erik and Angel are given armor that, while still having their comic-book elements, clearly value movement over show. But then Psylocke is just given a purple leotard with a cleavage window which, [[MsFanservice while mostly comic-accurate]], still looks incredibly silly and unpragmatic to wear in battle.
* The FunnyBackgroundEvent that, while Horseman Magneto is being telepathically contacted by Xavier, Apocalypse can be seen at the background ''retouching his other Horsemen's tattoos.'' That he is so meticulously concerned with the looks of his followers is a bit silly, but that he is doing it without realizing (yet) that one of them is talking with an enemy makes it hilarious.
fuse''").



* Stan Lee's [[RunningGag obligatory cameo]]. It occurs when [[spoiler:Apocalypse launches all the world's nukes into space.]] What should be a very serious scene ends up taking the viewer out of the moment.
* During his rescue scene, Quicksilver looks pretty narmy in terms of visual execution, between his constipated-looking DullSurprise face and the awkward shuffling that's meant to be perceived as him running. The sequence also portrays him as being absurdly overpowered, causing you to wonder why he doesn't just instantly solve every problem that pops up [[spoiler:at least when Apocalypse is not around.]]
* [[spoiler:When Logan gets released and goes around killing ''everyone'' in Alkali Lake, the menacing effect is somewhat ruined by the bulky apparatus strapped to his head. While it ''is'' faithful to the Weapon X helmet from the comics, most comic fans agree the helmet is silly anyway.]]
* [[spoiler:Wolverine's goofy run as he bounds off into the snow at the end of the Alkali Lake sequence.]]

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* Stan Lee's [[RunningGag obligatory cameo]]. It occurs when [[spoiler:Apocalypse launches all the world's nukes into space.]] What should be a very serious scene ends up taking the viewer out of the moment.
* During his rescue scene, Quicksilver looks pretty narmy in terms of visual execution, between his constipated-looking DullSurprise face and the awkward shuffling that's meant to be perceived as him running. The sequence also portrays him as being absurdly overpowered, causing you to wonder why he doesn't just instantly solve every problem that pops up [[spoiler:at least when Apocalypse is not around.]]
running.
* [[spoiler:When Logan gets released and goes around killing ''everyone'' in Alkali Lake, Lake,]] the menacing effect is somewhat ruined by the bulky apparatus strapped to his head. While it ''is'' faithful to the Weapon [[spoiler:Weapon X helmet helmet]] from the comics, most comic fans agree the helmet is silly anyway.]]
anyway.
* [[spoiler:Wolverine's [[spoiler:Wolverine's]] goofy run as he bounds off into the snow at the end of the Alkali [[spoiler:Alkali Lake sequence.]]



* For a climactic line, Xavier's retort to Apocalypse about how "he's alone... and [Xavier] is not" is a really LameComeback that even sounds childish; it would fit nicely with an EyelidPullTaunt or something similar. It gets worse considering a) the only reason Apocalypse is alone at that time is not by the consequences of his evilness or some other obvious LaserGuidedKarma, but because all of his loyal Horsemen are unconscious, just like most of the X-Men are incapacitated or overwhelmed at that moment, and b) Charles doesn't win their contest through ThePowerOfFriendship, as the line implies, but because he happens to have a mutant even more powerful than Apocalypse in his side.



* [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Jean breathing in space]] before her posession by the Phoenix Force wouldn't be so bad, except the ''very same scene'' makes a big deal of how Quicksilver needs to cobble together a spacesuit for Nightcrawler.
* At one point, Professor X and Mystique start to get into a heated argument where she accuses him of being vain, cowardly and selfish. Eventually, she writes him off as a lost cause and before she walks out, she throws in one last jab that's so random and so disconnected from what they were just talking about that it comes off as unintentionally funny:
-->'''Mystique:''' You know, it's funny. I can't actually remember the last time you were the one risking something. And by the way, the women are always saving the men around here. You might want to think about changing the name to 'X-Women'.
** The scene is made even more ridiculous by the fact that Nightcrawler saved Jean's life in the scene ''immediately prior'' to this one, and it was ''Mystique'' who was seating comfortably in the X-Jet, giving orders, while the other X-Men (and women) were doing the actual work.
* The scene where Storm uses her powers to make ice cubes at the part was meant to be a funny comic relief moment, but it mostly ends up groan worthy. The detractors of the film have also pointed out that it perfectly encapsulates how badly underused Storm has been in these movies in general.
* The death of [[spoiler: Mystique]] would've been shocking had it not been so obviously orchestrated. In both the final movie and trailer, the camera keeps lingering on several sharp poles that she would be impaled on in the next scene. It didn't help matters that [[spoiler: Jennifer Lawrence's]] statements about leaving franchise makes her death all the more unsurprising.



* Magneto explaining the futility of vengeance to Jean becomes laughable in hindsight due to his sudden 180 [[spoiler:upon hearing about Ravenís death at the hands of Jean and choosing to pursue vengeance]].
* Cyclops gets the token PG-13-sanctioned PrecisionFStrike aimed at Magneto... who promptly ignores it and continues talking toward Professor X as if nothing happened. One wonders if Cyclops's big moment was a reshoot.
* Magneto using a subway as a battering ram is badass. However, [[ThereWasADoor the door was already wide open]] by the time he got to use it, making it seem [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill rather superfluous]].



* There are a few bits where the other characters seem [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight weirdly uncaring]] about Vukís presence. This has even led to speculation that Jessica Chastain was initially playing a [[Film/FightClub Tyler Durden-esque]] manifestation of the Dark Phoenix power, and they didnít bother to change all her scenes in the reshoots.
* The [[SarcasmMode elegant subtlety]] that is the Mutant Control Unit's acronym "[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse M.C.U.]]"
* The MCU soldier who tells Nightcrawler that his son's a fan. It's so emotionless and so clearly a heavy-handed PetTheDog attempt that he might as well be screaming "[[MauveShirt I AM GOING TO DIE SOON. AVENGE ME.]]"


** The scene where Storm uses her powers to make ice cubes at the part was meant to be a funny comic relief moment, but it mostly ends up groan worthy. The detractors of the film have also pointed out that it perfectly encapsulates how badly underused Storm has been in these movies in general.

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** * The scene where Storm uses her powers to make ice cubes at the part was meant to be a funny comic relief moment, but it mostly ends up groan worthy. The detractors of the film have also pointed out that it perfectly encapsulates how badly underused Storm has been in these movies in general.

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