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X-Men: Apocalypse Directed by Bryan Singer Opens May 27 This year’s superior X-Film, Deadpool, obliged its ink-and-panel sources by humorously and directly acknowledging the audience, often at the expense of Fox’s penny-pinchers. If that film playfully embraced those offscreen, X-Men: Apocalypse awkwardly continues that gesture with subtle bitterness. Bryan Singer’s troubled X-Men franchise, now a teenager, is still preoccupied with origin, knowing well that its fanbase is loyal but insatiable. Since rebooting with allegedly sexier actors—you can...