X-Men: Dark Phoenix

 

MFC Review

 


 

The X-Men return to theaters with X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019), the last film of the mutants produced by Fox.

 

The film is the directorial debut of Simon Kinberg, who previously worked as a screenwriter in X-Men: The Last Stand (Brett Ratner, 2006), X-Men: Days of Future Past (Bryan Singer, 2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (Bryan Singer, 2016).

 

Dark Phoenix tells the story of Jean Gray, played by Sophie Turner, her relationship with a powerful space energy known as the Phoenix Force and the response of the X-Men against the great threat it poses to mutants.

 

Despite having a great cast, the film leaves much to be desired. The script and the filming of Dark Phoenix went through countless editions and corrections during the production and shooting of the film, which is quite evident in the final result. The action scenes are messy and the dialogues tend to be merely expository, resulting in a flat and sometimes boring experience.

 

Though it is the last film of the X-Men franchise under Fox‘s tutelage, Dark Phoenix does not seem to be the culmination of the long story that began with the X-Men movie in 2000. We hope that the franchise finds a better future in Marvel Studios hands, who plan to include the mutants in their successful cinematic universe sometime soon.

 

 

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