Film Critique Essay
Read “The Mythos of Patriarchy in the X-Men Films” by Betty Kaklamanidou.
Then watch X-Men: Apocalypse (directed by Bryan Singer, 2016).
Finally, write an essay (Length: 1000- 1100 words.) in which you determine whether Kaklamanidou’s argument applies to X-Men: Apocalypse. Does X-Men: Apocalypse confirm Kaklamanidou’s assessment of the X-Men universe as “governed by male rules” and in which “no woman could ever hope to ascend to the top” (72)?
Note that Kaklamanidou bases her argument on earlier X-Men films.
your critique needs to take into account the complexity of the author’s definition Kaklamanidou’s definition of the myth of patriarchy). Your critique does not need to address every aspect of the author’s essay—only those aspects that help you meet the assignment’s parameters. The critique also needs to support your thesis with a close reading of specific scenes from the film.