The X-men franchise deserved a better goodbye. And the Movie Dark Phoenix has left fans disappointed. The X-men Dark Phoenix hit the theatres last week. This is the final movie in the X-men series which started some 20 years back.
The marvel cinematic universe came to an end with the Endgame movie which released in April this year. Similarly the X-Men Dark Phoenix was the last movie in the X-Men franchise. On one hand where Endgame was one of the highest grossing movie, the Dark Phoenix could not charm the viewers.
The Zoom TV rated it a 2.5 star movie, and reviewed it – “X-Men Dark Phoenix fails to leave an impact considering it is supposedly the final film in the X-Men series that started way back in 2000. Go in with zero expectations and you won’t be disappointed.”
The movie revolves around how the mutant Jean Grey goes rogue after being hit by a cosmic blast. It is surprising that such a promising character driven premise never takes off. The director Simon Kinberg wastes away wonderful actors and characters who walk through the movie like zombies. And each of Jean’s friends are on dilemma whether to save Jean or to destroy her and save the world.
Jean’s Character is played by Sophie Turner, who rose to fame with her Game of Thrones character Sansa Stark, who was at the end titled the Queen of The North. In this movie she has immense powers and is suffering from an existential crisis. She expertly portrays the struggle Jean Grey faces.
The usual argument between Magneto played by Michael Fassbender and Charles Xavier played by James McAvoy gets downright grating on nerves because they argue in each X-Men movie. Jennifer Lawrence who plays the role of Mystique could have been given more screen time, and would have played a critical role in mentoring Jean.
Dark Phoenix limps till the ending, struggling to finish off a franchise which deserved a better goodbye. It gets a forgettable spin off rather than a heart-breaking memorable send off like the Endgame.