Dark Phoenix (Movie Review)

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Release Date: June 07, 2019

Genre: Action & Adventure

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Nicholas Hoult

Summary (from Rotten Tomatoes):

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.

Review By Me

Hi everyone, welcome back to Flamingo Lifestyle, today’s movie review is on Dark Phoenix; I’m a fan of the X-Men movie series, and while Jean Grey isn’t my favorite of the X-Men, she’s critical to the team. Alright let’s get into the review. While many of the characters we’ve seen in this film were in the previous X-Men films, there were a few new characters introduced in this film. The acting in Dark Phoenix was great (that’s one of the main aspects movie goers look at right ?); More specifically highlighting James McAvoy as a young Professor X. I really like James McAvoy as Professor X, he embodies him so well; I understand his need to keep the peace between them and the humans, but I feel like they do not have to risk their lives to blend in or to fit in, but I’m all for them helping to save lives. In this film Jean Grey, after an incident in space, leaves her with a stronger power, it kind of makes her out to be the bad guy after becoming the Phoenix; But as Scott and Professor X kept mentioning, that wasn’t the Jean they know, which they were right. Everyone did a great job portraying their characters and I always love when Peter (Quicksilver) moves fast, and we get to see his scenes in slow mo. (great scenes). This movie didn’t have a ton of action, and I also felt  like this movie could have been handled a little better, as in the fluidity of the movie. Dark Phoenix isn’t one of my favorites of the X-Men films. What do you think of the film ? Have you seen it ? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading !

Rating: 2.5/5


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