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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    Atavia ReedChicago Reader
    Turner delivers a solid performance as a young woman coming to grips with an unknown force, and James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender maintain the frenemy bond we've grown to love.
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    Stephanie BurtSlate
    The movie's weaknesses make more glaring the movie's hollowness where the storyline's feminism once was.
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    Matthew NormanLondon Evening Standard
    A stupendously dull series-ender without a shred of wit, narrative thrust or genuine emotional force.
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    Matthew LickonaSan Diego Reader
    It didn't have to end this way...It didn't have to end with so little emotion, so little meaning - with a sad little speech about evolving, for Phoenix's sake.
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    Matthew RozsaSalon.com
    If future filmmakers can learn these lessons from the travesty of "Dark Phoenix," it won't have been a total waste.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    The final battle takes place aboard a moving train that feels like it's headed nowhere. At this point, it's a perfect metaphor for the "X-Men" series.
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    Doug WalkerChannel Awesome
    One or two entertaining moments, but there's nothing new left for this reboot.
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    Nikki FranciscoCosmopolitan (Philippines)
    Overall, it's like X-Men knew it's a far third in terms of superhero franchises and just stopped trying with this movie.
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    Damond FudgeKCCI (Des Moines, IA)
    While this time around the filmmakers are able to flesh the tale out more and give it the attention it deserves, they still don't quite give it its due.
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    Avaryl HalleyMovie Bitches
    It was boring.
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