9. En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse
Movie: X-Men: Apocalypse
"“Everything they’ve built will fall! And from the ashes of their world, we’ll build a better one!”-En Sabah Nur"
En Sabah Nur (Apocalypse) falls into that category of being at a disadvantage before the project was released. The character is too good. To make things even worse, he was played by one of the better and most loved actors in Hollywood in Oscar Isaac. That put pressure on the shoulders of him and the creative team. So, while X-Men: Apocalypse *should* be judged harshly for being bad, Apocalypse himself shouldn’t be.
Apocalypse wasn’t as dramatic as he was in Marvel Comics and the animated series. He was very much to the point. However, when he did, Oscar Isaac was fantastic. His speech about, “arrows from the Tower of Babel” or the sincerity when he called mutants his children was beautifully done. Then, when he needed to show the world his strength, viewers witnessed how powerful he truly was. It took the Phoenix Force to finally stop him. It was a fantastic balance. Too bad the movie was so poor it out shadowed anything he did.
Oscar Isaac should have gotten another chance to play Apocalypse. One where the focus wasn’t the Four Horsemen. Novice comic book fans only know Apocalypse for having the Horsemen with him, but he’s more than just the mutants he enhances. Had Isaac been given another chance he could have shown that and become a top-five villain. Instead, he was amazing in an uninspired movie.