Directed by Simon Kinberg. With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult. Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.
This was about the best we could have possibly gotten from the current x-crew, and honestly I really did enjoy the film. There’s more practical effects than the last few, the framing of the shots was particularly great, the score was AMAZING, and the acting wasn’t half bad. The story is pretty simple, but it was a close matched to the original Dark Phoenix story, condensed down to a movie length tale. No time to wait for a fake Jean Grey to show up on the bottom of the river in the movies!
I’m sad to read that the movie isn’t doing great, as it was a blast to watch in Dolby Digital. If you have a chance, I’d check it out in the theater, it’d be worth your time.
Dark Phoenix originally appeared on Adam Selvidge’s Website on June 9, 2019.