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I can really see why critics are calling this the worst X-Men film since X3: The Last Stand. 

I mean, this was perfectly fine, entertaining comic book film, with great action, an interesting villain, great visuals and intense, character based storytelling, building to a thrilling climax and resolution that sets the stage for more adventures to come.

Just the worst.  Absolutely the worst.

Sarcasm aside, yeah, don't believe the reviews.  X-Men: Apocalpyse is fine.  Is it the best X-Men film?  No.  But when you are comparing it to the likes of X2, First Class and Days of Future Past, that is a high pedigree to meet.

Do some characters get shortchanged?  Yes, sadly.  But when you have a film with eight protagonists, and five antagonists, there is going to have to be some concessions in terms of who gets screentime and who doesn't.  But the focus of the film is on the heroes, where it should be.  And Oscar Issac's Apocalypse is a very compelling and terrifying villain, who doesn't succumb to hamminess or scenery chewing, which could have been very easy to do.

Honestly, I'd put this above Avengers: Age of Ultron in terms of quality.  Mostly because the character work is consistent (No Black Widow/ Hulk romance type plot tumour, no sidequests to mystic caves to set up future films), the villain is compelling threat (Issac's Apocalypse is leagues above Spader's Ultron) and the action set piece is not just a repeat of the previous film, just with robots this time.  You really get the feeling that the entire world is at stake, on multiple levels.  

So, if the bad reviews are keeping you away, don't listen to them.  See this film.  It's good.  Is it great?  No.  But I'd say it's a lot better than the likes of Iron Man 2 & 3, Thor the Dark World, and the aforementioned Age of Ultron.  
Yesterday, I had the special privilege to work as a sketch artist for a local store in my community, Quentin's Collectables.  Doing sketches for charity, all proceeds went to the local Friendship Inn, and thanks to the many generous contributions of those who showed up for Free Comic Book Day, we managed to raise almost $200.00.  

This was a special treat for me, because it was the first time I ever worked as an artist like this in any capacity.  I still find it weird to charge people for my work, especially when I'm normally so hard on it myself.  

You can check out photos from that day, including one of myself, by checking out Quentin's Collectables facebook page here:

www.facebook.com/QuentinsColle…
Psylocke by RobertMacQuarrie1
Psylocke
For the final drawing I did up specially for Free Comic Book Day, I decided to do up one of the popular X-Man Psylocke in order to tie into the upcoming film "X-Men Apocalypse."  

Again, I decided to do something more comic inspired rather than accurate to the movie (although Psylocke's costume in the film is fairly close to her comic book counterpart) since I found it more fun to draw.

I was a little reluctant to try and depict Psylocke or any other asian character since I didn't feel I had the right skin tones in my prismacolour markers.  For this piece, I decided that instead of using the regular "Deco Peach" that I used for caucasian characters I'd use "Light Peach," which gives her skin tone a different colour.  
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Black Widow by RobertMacQuarrie1
Black Widow
Another drawing done for Free Comic Book Day, this time also inspired by Captain America: Civil War and featuring the popular Black Widow.  

But rather than going with the movie accurate costume, I decided to go for a more comic inspired one, that was personally a lot more fun to draw.

But, again, due to time constraints, I had to cut some corners, in this case being the pose of the character, essentially cribbing the pose from my earlier "Spyman" character sheet.  

Hey, I already knew how to draw that pose, so it saved a lot of time.  
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Pikachu by RobertMacQuarrie1
Pikachu
While there's no Pokemon film out at this time, or any big Pokemon news, I decided to do a drawing of Pikachu in order to show my versatility as an artist to open the door to other commissions.

Which worked, since I ended up doing a drawing of Mew for a customer, along with a drawing of Superman.  
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I can really see why critics are calling this the worst X-Men film since X3: The Last Stand. 

I mean, this was perfectly fine, entertaining comic book film, with great action, an interesting villain, great visuals and intense, character based storytelling, building to a thrilling climax and resolution that sets the stage for more adventures to come.

Just the worst.  Absolutely the worst.

Sarcasm aside, yeah, don't believe the reviews.  X-Men: Apocalpyse is fine.  Is it the best X-Men film?  No.  But when you are comparing it to the likes of X2, First Class and Days of Future Past, that is a high pedigree to meet.

Do some characters get shortchanged?  Yes, sadly.  But when you have a film with eight protagonists, and five antagonists, there is going to have to be some concessions in terms of who gets screentime and who doesn't.  But the focus of the film is on the heroes, where it should be.  And Oscar Issac's Apocalypse is a very compelling and terrifying villain, who doesn't succumb to hamminess or scenery chewing, which could have been very easy to do.

Honestly, I'd put this above Avengers: Age of Ultron in terms of quality.  Mostly because the character work is consistent (No Black Widow/ Hulk romance type plot tumour, no sidequests to mystic caves to set up future films), the villain is compelling threat (Issac's Apocalypse is leagues above Spader's Ultron) and the action set piece is not just a repeat of the previous film, just with robots this time.  You really get the feeling that the entire world is at stake, on multiple levels.  

So, if the bad reviews are keeping you away, don't listen to them.  See this film.  It's good.  Is it great?  No.  But I'd say it's a lot better than the likes of Iron Man 2 & 3, Thor the Dark World, and the aforementioned Age of Ultron.  

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:iconroisepoise101:
roisepoise101 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hail Hydra!
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:iconmr-fetish69:
Mr-fetish69 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I have a suggestion that you might find interesting:
batman + punisher = Basher
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:iconrobertmacquarrie1:
RobertMacQuarrie1 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016
I've already blended both characters with others.  

I also do not do requests.  If you would like to see me draw that character, please send me a note and I will let you know how much that drawing would cost. 
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:iconmr-fetish69:
Mr-fetish69 Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Sorry I really didn't mean to request. Just wanted to show a suggestion, an idea. I apologize for the confusion. Your works are awesome btw
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bkno Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
Two of the most dangerous mutants from Marvel mixed with two of the most dangerous inmortals from DC it's an awesome idea.
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Undergrizer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Do you make requests?
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:iconrobertmacquarrie1:
RobertMacQuarrie1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
No.  I only take commissions. 
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Simpson1982 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
I've got some new amalgams that you might be interested in........

Lex Luthor + Professor X =
Solomon Grundy + Colossus =
Sinestro + Gambit =
Black Manta + Wolverine =
Cheetah + Wolfsbane =
Giganta + Rogue =
The Scarecrow + Shaman =
Toyman + Changling =
The Riddler + Nightcrawler =
Bizarro + Mimic =
Brainiac + Cypher/Warlock III =
Captain Cold + Iceman =
Gorilla Grodd + Wild Child =
The Joker + Longshot =
Harley Quinn + Dazzler =
Black Adam + X-Man =
Clayface + Skin =
Metallo + Garrison Kane =
Parasite + Synch =
Poison Ivy + Polaris =
Two-Face + Deadpool =
Doctor Sivana + Caliban =
Major Disaster + Sunspot
Blockbuster + Thunderbird (John Proudstar) =
Doctor Arthur Light + Havok =

Superman + Magneto =
Batman + Mister Sinister =
Wonder Woman + Callisto =
The Flash (Barry Allen) + Pyro =
Green Lantern (Hal Jordon) + Avalanche
Martian Manhunter + Mystique =
Aquaman + Sabretooth =
Green Arrow + Silver Samurai =
Hawkman + Kraven the Hunter =
Hawkwoman + Calypso =
Atom + Toad =
Black Canary + Emma Frost =
Captain Marvel (Shazam) + Legion =
Elongated Man + Blob =
Metamorpho + Bishop =
Phantom Stranger + Ronan the Accuser =
Plastic Man + Juggernaut =
Red Tornado + Quicksilver =
Zatanna + Selene =
Doom Patrol + Power Pack =
Doc Magnus + Henry Peter Gyrich =
John Stewart + Mastermind =
Metal Men + The Symbiotes (Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher and Agony) =
Supergirl + Siena Blaze =
Batgirl + Amelia Vought =
Captain Marvel, Jr. + Mikhail Rasputin =
Mary Marvel + Frenzy =
Legion of Super-Heroes + The Masters of Evil =
Black Vulcan + Exodus =
Apache Chief + Garokk the Petrified Man =
Samurai + Black Tom Cassidy =
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:iconrobertmacquarrie1:
RobertMacQuarrie1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
Thank you for your interest, but I'm not look for suggestions at this time.  
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