She starts in First Class entirely on Charles' side, ends up following Erik, and we then find her in Days of Future Past and she's on her own because Erik is gone. She's on her own side in that movie but is drawn toward Charles by the end of the film and shoots Erik. Then in Apocalypse she comes back to Charles. There's a full circle narrative over the span of this little trilogy that is about Mystique from beginning with Charles in the mansion and ending with Charles in the mansion, but not as the same timid little girl we met in First Class.
When we left the theater, my friends and I felt energized and full of joy and optimism. One said it was the best movie he'd seen all year. We couldn't stop gibbering about how much we loved it as we smoked a joint with some guy at a bus stop.
En Sabah Nur gave Ororo upgrades to her powers and wardrobe, turning her into Storm. Next, Storm brought him to Caliban, a mutant with the power to locate other mutants. He recruited Caliban's bodyguard, Psylocke, after she displayed her powers while trying to protect Caliban. He upgraded Psylocke's powers and outfit as well. Psylocke brought En Sabah Nur to Angel, a mutant cage-fighter who had his wings crippled. Psylocke did not know that Angel's wings were crippled, so she offered to take En Sabah Nur elsewhere, but he didn't believe it to be a problem. He gave Angel new, metallic wings, and recruited him to his horsemen. Finally, En Sabah Nur travelled to Poland and stopped Erik Lehnsherr from killing a factory full of workers by simply killing them himself. He managed to recruit Lehnsherr, who left behind the alias of Magneto a decade prior, into his Horsemen by bringing him to Auschwitz, the site where Lehnsherr's parents were killed, and enhancing his power. With his enhanced powers, Magneto destroyed the camp, while En Sabah Nur asserted the impending apocalypse.
The movie is set in 1983. Professor X has successfully reopened his school with Beast's help, Magneto attempts to live an ordinary life in Poland by founding a family and Mystique continues her mission to rescue mutants who are in peril. Meanwhile, an ancient and very powerful mutant known as Apocalypse rises, and he's leading his Four Horsemen through a rampage to bring about his namesake.
The standout movie of the new Planet of the Apes trilogy. Once again, Andy Serkis delivers a masterful motion-capture performance as Caesar. The movie is full of exhilarating battles with emotional weight, as over a decade of devastation has yet to put an end to the war between man and ape. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is both the perfect summer blockbuster and a memorable social commentary. 2b1af7f3a8