DARK PHOENIX Fails To Rise From the Ashes

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Imagine this film, because it is not Dark Phoenix, which is instead a plodding, lifeless, and generic superhero entry that feels more like a contract fulfillment than an actual movie. There's something up with Jean, and things are about to grow steadily out of control as her new, terrifying powers mount.

And the character they're all equally most frustrated with is the endlessly pontificating Xavier who, after Jean, has the most pivotal arc in the story. After the last film, we have a film that's character-driven and grounded.

The X-Men have suffered losses over the years. Without spoiling too much of her role, I'll just say that Chastain, who is usually a powerful performer who oozes charm, is forced to deliver such a dry, one-note performance that it's hard to stay interested in anything she does.

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Performances feel enervated, particularly in the case of Michael Fassbender, who plays Magneto, and Jennifer Lawrence, as the blue-hued shape-shifter Mystique. We have listed below five major problems that the X-Men franchise has created for Dark Phoenix with its continuity issues. Adoring children wear their costumes and play with X-Men toys.

"Dark Phoenix" climaxes with a literal jolting train wreck. Some sought revenge, while the others wanted to save her. The various mutants each get a moment to let their powers shine, but for a group of kids who learned to fight and grow together, they don't really seem to act like much of a team in the field.

"X-Men: Dark Phoenix" is now showing in cinemas nationwide.

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Sticking close to Jean, Kinberg anchors her fast-evolving rage in the realisation that Charles has tampered with her memories. Dark Phoenix isn't weird, or interesting, nor does it save the franchise's reputation after the disastrous Apocalypse .


The X-Men actors joined their fellow cast members James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Nicholas Hoult, and Tye Sheridan joined Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday to discuss the final instalment of Fox's X-Men series (before Disney likely reboots it). This argument becomes prescient when, while rescuing astronauts on the space shuttle, the telekinetic Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) nearly dies from absorbing a mysterious energy force. Their mission goes off with only one tiny hitch: While in space, Jean is irradiated with some kind of unusual cosmic energy, rendering her even more powerful - and, unfortunately, more of a loose cannon - than before. Granted, Wolverine is almost two centuries old in the modern day X-Men universe, so age will always be an issue with any woman he gets romantically involved with, but since visually it's more noticeable between Jackman and Turner, Kinberg and the creative team chose to set that element of the original story aside. 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.

From this point on, "Dark Phoenix" seems to go into a kind of low-energy mode, which is especially ironic, considering that it's about a being who is touted as the most powerful entity on Earth. Even in the cruddiest X-Men movies, there's usually at least one or two fun sequences where the mutants show off their powers. The film is slated to release on June 5, 2019. The sequel for this, X-Men: Days of Future Past, tied up the old and the new franchise with interesting results, and it turned out to be the biggest success story for the main canon.

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