Full Movie Reviews
Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/03/2019
“You're always sorry, Charles. And there's always a speech. But nobody cares!”
‘Dark Phoenix’ ends with a flicker rather than a bang. It’s quite depressing that a franchise that basically breathed life into the superhero genre that we know today sadly stopped caring.
Despite everybody desperately holding on for hope that ‘Dark Phoenix’ would be a solid exist, I was the complete opposite - the evidence being in the development stages. Some have argued that “People have already made up their mind about this film before it’s been released, they want to hate it”, mm...no. This movie has been pushed back three times, a first time director Simon Kinberg, the test screenings was called “disastrous”, and the lack of interest the cast had towards the …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/16/2019
The best thing I can say about Dark Phoenix is that I liked it better than Apocalypse. It still is a sad ending to a good franchise as it lacks the emotional depth for such a powerful story. Big moments that should have a major impact just fall flat and you really connect with the characters.
Things start off well enough, in a nice 90s touch, the X-Men - now friends to the U.S. Government, are called in to save the space shuttle Endeavor after it encounters some malfunction in space. Our core group is here - Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Jean Grey (Sophie Turner). Despite his hesitations about using the never-tested-for-space plane, Professor Charles …