Although it’s entertaining, X-Men: Apocalypse is not a film that holds up well to close scrutiny. Pretty much everything in Bryan Singer’s disappointing fourth outing in the X-Universe falls apart if you think about it for too long, but to be fair, this is true of most blockbuster movies, particularly when it comes to the superhero genre (both Civil War and Batman v Superman have more than their fair share of logical inconsistencies). Still, X-Men: Apocalypse leaves many unanswered questions when it comes to plot and general logical inconsistencies, with the following 10 being the most egregious by far.
10. How Did Stryker Get His Hands On Wolverine?
At the end of the previous film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, we see Wolverine’s old adversary William Stryker pull the feral mutant out of the water, only for it to be revealed that Stryker is actually Mystique in disguise. The implication is that Wolverine will be okay since his fellow mutant is deliberately saving him, yet in X-Men: Apocalypse, we discover that Logan has in fact been imprisoned by the real Stryker for some time. So, did Bryan Singer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg just forget what happened in the last movie? It’s never made clear how Stryker ends up getting a hold of Wolverine, and the whole Weapon X subplot(which already feels needlessly shoehorned into the movie) feels even more like a waste of time as a result. Then again, I’m probably asking far too much for any kind of continuity consistency with this series, since Days of Future Past made it clear that this is something neither Singer or Kinberg are much concerned with.