‘The Shallows’ Review

The Shallows

In a summer of retreads—in which mid-budget, unmemorable sequels (Ride Along 2, The Conjuring 2) and bloated, forgettable sequels (Independence Day: Resurgence, X-Men: Apocalypse) battle for scraps—it’s nice to get something tiny, something new, something borrowed, something true.

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Review

X-Men: Apocalypse

At a certain point in X-Men: Apocalypse, the titular villain hijacks the brain of renowned telepath Professor X (James McAvoy) and uses it to control every nuclear missile operator on the planet. En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac) wants to destroy the world—or, rather, to cleanse it of the meddlesome humans who have dirtied and defiled it—and, to that end, has the military men fire their nukes into the sky.