X-Men: Dark Phoenix which is a conclusion to the prequel series that kicked off with X-Men: First Class in 2011 after much hullabaloo following Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame hit the theatres today. The Sophie Turner starrer Simon Kinberg movie which is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies focuses on Jean Grey descend into darkness following an accident where she is nearly killed after being hit by a mysterious cosmic force that made her force not only more powerful, but far more unstable turning her into the Dark Phoenix.
With Jean spiralling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to release the strands that holds the X-Men together. With James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender returning as Charles Xavier and Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique and Jessica Chastain as the mysterious alien shapeshifter, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee these is how tweeple are reacting to the X-Men saga.
Molly Freeman, Screen Rant
‘’It's possible that Dark Phoenix is a more satisfactory adaptation of The Dark Phoenix Saga than The Last Stand was, and to the film's credit, it does introduce certain interesting ideas by going cosmic. But few, if any of these ideas are fully expanded. Overall, the movie relies too much on a foundation within the franchise that simply hasn't been established effectively enough. It may service longtime fans of the film series and the comic books (though it also may not), but it will likely leave casual fans scratching their heads’’.
Leah Greenblatt, EW
‘’It’s true that X-Men have never exactly been the party clowns of the Marvel Universe; their hero status has always been conditional to fearful humans, and the chosen family of mutants they’ve landed in is less choice than necessity. Why should they have to banter for us, too? Still, for what is being called a final installment, [Dark Phoenix] tends to feel both anticlimactic and a little grim in the end’’.
#DarkPhoenix is a fairly underwhelming conclusion to the #XMen saga. It has some highlights, mostly Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, cool action sequences, and an amazing score why Hans Zimmer but it lacks a hearty emotional core and definitely suffered from reshoots. pic.twitter.com/UtCH2K2mp5— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) June 5, 2019
Review tomorrow morning, but #XMen #DarkPhoenix is slightly better than you feared while still being almost entirely unremarkable in almost every way. This franchise deserved a better finale. Warts and all, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND (which I don't hate) is a better movie. pic.twitter.com/3iCnqTJxQl— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) June 5, 2019