X-Men: Apocalypse, which released earlier this summer, was met with rather divisive reactions from both fans and critics alike, with some claiming that the film itself was the same old story we’ve seen over and over again in director Bryan Singer’s roster of recent X-Men movies. In short, a struggle or hardship between Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) occurs causing them to be enemies, but in the end they always become friends again in order save the world as one united mutant-led team.
The film finally garnered enough attention from fans to receive the parody “How it Should Have Ended” treatment, which is pretty hilarious. In this video, HISHE, an animated webseries that re-imagines popular films by creating alternate endings and pointing out various flaws, asked the fans to submit their own ideas. Ideas were chosen by creator Daniel Baxter and worked into the final parody. You can watch the latest from HISHE above.
Written By the Fans: How X-Men Apocalypse Should Have Ended was created from selected script ideas from thousands of comments submitted to the “Lets Make Another Cartoon Together Again” video. Almost every question or issue that audiences left the theater with is addressed in a matter of fact manner; like how Apocalypse is really great at costume design and hair styling, but not so great at destroying people with “sand” or whatever he was trying to do at a “molecular level” In fact, quite a few scenes of the film were spent on Apocalypse primping his new four horsemen by slowly waving his hand in front of them.
The video goes on to bring attention to these types of tired storylines and other flaws that fans were most likely thinking of but never said out loud. Let’s not forget how Magneto had finally found peace and happiness living a quiet life with his wife and daughter on the countryside, until a “struggle” occurs forcing him to be angry at Professor X…again. Or when Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) was pleading with Magneto to stop destroying the world by talking about family while his actual son, Quicksilver was standing right there in total silence. HISHE suggests that Quicksilver missed a golden opportunity to reveal the big news.
Finally, unwritten law says that an X-Men film can not exist without Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) being involved, even if it’s in a cameo that doesn’t make much sense within the current timeline. HISHE put their own twist on this with Singer’s overused time-travel trope and landed a very confused Wolverine right in front of a Jean Gray, who looked so much younger.
As with most of HISHE videos, it ends with four characters sipping coffee in a cafe. This time we see Magneto and Professor X joining Batman and Superman for a nice little chat about opposing forces joining together to defeat a common enemy for the greater good. Which sounds extremely familiar to both Batman and Superman considering they have just dealt with the same thing in BvS.
X-Men: Apocalypse will release on Digital HD on September 9 and Blu-ray on October 4, 2016.