Essay about Apocalypse Is The Fifth Installment Of The X

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X-Men: Apocalypse is the ninth installment in the X-Men series. The movie surrounds the villain Apocalypse, who has just been woken up for the first time in hundreds of years. Upon waking up, he is disappointed to find out that humans are worshiping machinery and buildings rather than mutants. X-Men: Apocalypse can be examined as a complete intertextual reference to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ. Not only is it an intertextual echo for the Four Horsemen, but also there are two contrasting theological views of the character Apocalypse himself. Bryan Singer believes that this creation of Apocalypse embodies the God of the Old Testament, but Alissa Walker a theology magazine writer believe that Apocalypse is more closely related to an Old Testament Satan. Personally, I believe that the mutant Apocalypse has multiple characteristics of Lucifer. According to the bible, in the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ the Four Horsemen were divine figures sent down as the Last Judgment to create an Apocalypse. The Four Horsemen were named to be Death, Famine, War and Conquest. X-Men: Apocalypse mirrors this tale spot on. The villain Apocalypse is disgraced by humanity’s obsession with consumerism and believes that they are worshiping material things rather than the real Gods, the mutants. Apocalypse then goes around looking for his Four Horsemen to follow and aid him with the destruction of humanity. Each mutant he chooses is not only…

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