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--->We're watching a bald man loom out of the shadows in a stone room, somewhere in a violent foreign land. Emotion wracks his face, and a solitary tear trickles down his cheek. We brace ourselves to hear the iconic line "The horror, the horror" before remembering we're not actually on the set of ''Apocalypse Now'', but ''X-Men: Apocalypse''. We're not seeing Marlon Brando shoot a key scene as Colonel Kurtz, but James [=McAvoy=]'s Professor X. His head's shaved for accuracy, not madness.

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--->We're -->We're watching a bald man loom out of the shadows in a stone room, somewhere in a violent foreign land. Emotion wracks his face, and a solitary tear trickles down his cheek. We brace ourselves to hear the iconic line "The horror, the horror" before remembering we're not actually on the set of ''Apocalypse Now'', but ''X-Men: Apocalypse''. We're not seeing Marlon Brando shoot a key scene as Colonel Kurtz, but James [=McAvoy=]'s Professor X. His head's shaved for accuracy, not madness.


* A barrage of missiles being launched simultaneously brings to mind ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''.

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* Apocalypse's message was to [[Music/{{Devo}} "every man, woman and mutant"]].


* In the fight scene in Cairo, Scott misses Psylocke and hits a large ad for the Michelin Man, who is large, white and puffy, resembling the [[Film/Ghostbusters Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man]].

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* In the fight scene in Cairo, Scott misses Psylocke and hits a large ad for the Michelin Man, who is large, white and puffy, resembling the [[Film/Ghostbusters Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man]].

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* Creator/JamesMcAvoy has said in numerous interviews that Charles' suits were ripped off from the iconic outfits worn by Detective James "Sonny" Crockett from ''Series/MiamiVice'', a popular TV series which made its debut in 1984, one year after the events of this film. Don Johnson's wardrobe on the show ignited a fashion trend, so in the movie-verse, it appears that Xavier was ahead of his time style-wise. Creator/MichaelFassbender [[http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/michael-fassbender-and-the-coming-apocalypse/ mentions]] that Erik has a suit which was inspired by Detective Ricardo "Rico" Stubbs, Crockett's partner.
* Nightcrawler owns a jacket which is a replica of Music/MichaelJackson's from the famous ''Music/{{Thriller}}'' music video, which is somewhat recursive because it resembles his costume from the comics.
* When Quicksilver is talking to his mother, his T-shirt has a cartoon print of ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'', and he plays VideoGame/PacMan. He also switches the TV's channels from the news to ''Series/KnightRider''. He later changes into a Music/{{Rush}} T-shirt, and during the denouement of the film, he's seen in an Creator/{{Atari}} one. While rescuing Xavier's students, Peter takes a moment to perform the MoonwalkDance.
* The ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Who Mourns for Adonais?" plays on Ororo's TV set.
* While in class, Jubilee wears a Music/{{Journey}} T-shirt.
* While sending the students back to bed during Jean's nightmare, Charles chides them [[Film/MaryPoppins "Spit spot."]]
* ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' is shown to be playing at the movie theater during the mall sequence.
* A barrage of missiles being launched simultaneously brings to mind ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''.
* Like Professor X, Leto Atreides II in ''Series/ChildrenOfDune'' (who is also portrayed by Creator/JamesMcAvoy) is captured, [[spoiler:placed on a slab against his will, is too weak to fight against his captor, and endures a mental assault which almost causes him to lose his identity]].
* Singer confirmed that the scene when Angel gets his wings back from Apocalypse was inspired by the transformation scene in ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''.
* In the OpeningMonologue, the quote "Give someone wings, and they may fly too close to the sun" refers to the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myth]] of Icarus and Daedalus.
* Xavier is a benevolent, wise and beautiful leader with brilliant blue irises, mind-reading and telepathic communication abilities who temporarily gets DrunkOnTheDarkSide with BlackEyesOfEvil when exposed to evil power, just like the Elf matriarch Galadriel in ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]''.
* [[http://cdn1-www.comingsoon.net/assets/uploads/gallery/bts-x-men-apocalypse/z_0.jpg The character poster for Apocalypse]] evokes the Yorick's skull scene from ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''.
* [[https://in.movies.yahoo.com/post/137684622919/x-men-apocalypse-on-set-of-the-darker-heavier Singer shot a scene]] which was directly influenced by a seminal moment from ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.
--->We're watching a bald man loom out of the shadows in a stone room, somewhere in a violent foreign land. Emotion wracks his face, and a solitary tear trickles down his cheek. We brace ourselves to hear the iconic line "The horror, the horror" before remembering we're not actually on the set of ''Apocalypse Now'', but ''X-Men: Apocalypse''. We're not seeing Marlon Brando shoot a key scene as Colonel Kurtz, but James [=McAvoy=]'s Professor X. His head's shaved for accuracy, not madness.
* "You're going to need a bigger house." Looks like ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' was on TV somewhere when Apocalypse assimilated the world's culture.
* In the deleted mall scene, Scott compares Jean with [[Music/CultureClub Boy George]].
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