Dark Phoenix

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Dark Phoenix ends an era of the X-Men franchise by taking a second stab at adapting a classic comics arc -- with deeply disappointing results.

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In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite -- not only to save Jean's soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

Cast

James McAvoy
as Professor Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender
as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Jennifer Lawrence
as Raven / Mystique
Nicholas Hoult
as Hank McCoy / Beast
Sophie Turner
as Jean Grey / Phoenix
Tye Sheridan
as Scott Summers / Cyclops
Alexandra Shipp
as Ororo Munroe / Storm
Kodi Smit-McPhee
as Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
Evan Peters
as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
Olivia Munn
as Psylocke
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Critic Reviews for Dark Phoenix

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Audience Reviews for Dark Phoenix

  • Sep 25, 2019
    With the exception of some well staged action sequences, the movie has almost nothing to offer and the excessively dour tone guarantees that fun will be had by absolutely no one.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 18, 2019
    The X-Men franchise comes to an end with Dark Phoenix, a thrilling sci-fi adventure. During a mission to rescue the crew of a space shuttle Jean Grey absorbs a strange energy cloud that causes her to lose control of her powers and become a danger to those around her; meanwhile an alien race called the D'Bari tracks the energy to Earth and attempts extract it from Jean. Writer/director Simon Kinberg does some interesting things with the characters, but breaks from the established series continuity (which is rather irritating). Also, the plot is rushed and doesn't spend any time explaining who the aliens are. And Jessica Chastain is criminally underused. Still, the special effects are especially well-done, and the fight scenes are exciting and action-packed. While it has some problems, Dark Phoenix is an entertaining film that unfortunately brings an end to the Fox chapter of this franchise.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 10, 2019
    I don't know if Dark Phoenix is the worst entry in the X-Men franchise. I feel like I remember being much more angry walking out of Last Stand than this one. Dark Phoenix didn't really make me "angry"... It didn't make me feel anything I guess. But there was just nothing I liked about this. Like, Apocalypse was a bad movie, absolutely, but I really enjoyed that bit in the middle where the young X-Men got to the shopping centre together. That elevated it for me, even if it didn't stop it being a bad movie. Dark Phoenix has no such moment. Nothing I liked.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 01, 2019
    This is not a good film and battles the rebooted Fantastic Four as the worst film from Fox. Giving a screen writer a bloated budget is a recipe for disaster and he was an untested filmmaker, just weird. Most filmmakers would be in movie jail after a bomb of a core franchise film. This is an empty and failed attempt at the Phoenix saga. How can they stuff this up twice. Ratner's film is actually better and that is a horrible thing to say. Phoenix showcases what can go wrong with the incorrect filmmaker at the helm. The story is not very structured and the villains are empty, extremely empty. Fox would've been in trouble had Disney not purchased the studio, this is a franchise killer and I suspect we won't see the X-men again for a little while. Great actors suffer through badly written dialogue and the film lacks pacing. Just a bad film and one to ignore. Probably safer to finish at Days of Future Past.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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