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X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Published May 9, 2021

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Film info

  • Title X-Men: Dark Phoenix
  • Director Simon Kinberg
  • Year 2019
  • Run time 1hr 54m
  • Genres Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
  • Tagline The phoenix will rise

During a rescue mission in space, one of the X-Men's most beloved characters, Jean Grey, is struck by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all: Dark Phoenix. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power and her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart as they face their most devastating enemy yet - one of their own.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:58 Dramatic car crash to have right at the start of a movie.
7:28 Ooh, space shuttle. Go go go!
9:04 “We’re doing space missions now? Cool.”
14:01 Sorry, did they just gaffa tape a space helmet on to someone? Madness.
17:04 They don’t appear to be questioning how she managed to absorb a solar flare, float out in space for a minute, and not even smudge her makeup.
19:54 X-Women!
25:02 Mutant party must be chaotic.
33:14 All desire, rage and pain… typical teenager then.
38:32 “Don’t try to lie, I can read your mind.” All this mind-reading is creepy.
44:16 You can’t kill her off, she’s the best thing in it!
52:59 Fassbender! Wonder what accent it will be today?
55:47 Loving the house that is just half a boat on it’s end.
1:10:55 Have they just landed that massive plane in Central Park? I feel like people might notice.
1:19:33 This film has made me dislike Charles and Jean quite a lot.
1:32:32 The helicopters are really not faring well in this movie.
1:43:23 CHESS.

Thoughts

This was a bit of an odd film that was okay while watching, but the more I think about it, the more boring it seems to be. At heart, the problem is I just don’t care about Jean Grey, she’s not a very interesting character and I’m not sure Sophie Turner does a very good job with her either.

The only interesting one in there is Jennifer Lawrence and they killed her off pretty early on. It’s a pretty rubbish way to end the series, but then again, the last few X-Men movies all seemed to lose the plot, so it’s probably to be expected!

Rating: 2 / 5

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