Dark Phoenix

critic Reviews

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  • Dark Phoenix ends an era of the X-Men franchise by taking a second stab at adapting a classic comics arc -- with deeply disappointing results.
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    Ryan SilbersteinCinema76
    But the dour, lifeless tone of the film is so pervasive that it undercuts all sense of joy.
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    Julian Lytleidobi.com
    Dark Phoenix is a good superhero movie that people don't have faith in.
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    Damian LevyJamaica Gleaner
    X-Men: Dark Phoenix chronicles the last hurrah of the current cast with an ending that fits the franchise completely - with clunkiness, entertaining highs and forgettable lows.
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    Chris McCoyMemphis Flyer
    It's an ignominious end to a once-great franchise and a once-proud studio.
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    Jeff YorkCreative Screenwriting
    Dark Phoenix nonetheless remains an intriguing and affecting film, particularly in its curt commentary on power and parenting.
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    Tessa SmithMama's Geeky
    Dark Phoenix seemed to be really phoned in - with several aspects. It could have been so good, but it fell flat. And put me to sleep.
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    Hannah LodgeThe Beat
    Dark Phoenix is as sloppy as Mystique's makeup
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    Rebecca LewisMetro (UK)
    Maybe we would have been better off having a Dark Phoenix film a la Logan, one that doesn't rely on older characters and would have opened up further the world of Jean, Scott and their friends.
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    Josh WildingComicBookMovie.com
    Dark Phoenix is the final nail in the X-Men franchise's coffin, and it's now up to Marvel Studios to resurrect it. It has its good points and you'll find moments to enjoy, but this is ultimately too average to matter.
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    Kate RodgerNewshub (NZ)
    It's not offensively bad, it's just not that great.
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