Director: Simon Kinberg
Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner
Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.
It’s either an origin story or a series finale, but it’s definitely a low point in the “X-Men” franchise. “Logan” is the proper finale to the “X-Men” film series. “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” is so disappointing that it doesn’t deserve that honor. It is a boring movie that repeats ideas from better X-Men films and feels more like an obligatory reunion than a deeply considered goodbye to iconic characters.
The direction has no imagination, the visual effects are uninspired and lifeless, and writing is all of the above. “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” does not stop being a huge disappointment that shows again that the franchise had reached a point of no return. The characters say and do things that don’t lead to anything. It should’ve been so much better than it was.
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