- 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.
|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.|
|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.|
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