‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Retro Recruitment Ad Invites You to Xavier’s Totally Rad School
Early reviews of X-Men: Apocalypse have unfortunately skewed somewhat negative, but someone in Fox’s marketing department deserves a raise for some of these retro-style promos. Following that great In Search Of… spoof featuring George Takei, the studio has released this fake recruitment ad to entice gifted youngsters to enroll in Charles Xavier’s “totally rad” school for mutants.
Unfortunately, it’s also probably the most screen time Lana Condor will get as Jubilee, but this is a good way to use the character. Jubilee hosts this special recruitment commercial calling for young mutants to join Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters — a place that can help you cope with your emerging powers, since this “fast-paced world of 1983” (her hilarious words, not mine) is difficult enough on its own. Also difficult? That big purple guy who vaguely resembles Oscar Isaac and wants to destroy the world.
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
Condor isn’t the only new mutant in the sequel, which also features Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers, Alexandra Shipp as Storm and Olivia Munn as Psylocke. X-Men: Apocalypse arrives on May 27.