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== Reception ==
 
== Reception ==
''Dark Phoenix'' was a box office bomb with a worldwide gross of $252 million, and as a result, the film was the lowest-grossing installment in the series. ''Dark Phoenix'' received generally unfavorable reviews from critics, even more than ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'', which was at the time considered the worst film in the franchise until this movie came along. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 23% based on 359 reviews, with an average rating of 4.63/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "''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.". On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 43 out of 100, based on 52 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews.". However, audience reception was more mixed, with a 64% on Rotten Tomatoes and a B- in Cinemascore, the latter being the worst reviewed in the ''X-Men'' series. Critics described it as "boring" for its lack of plot and character development, and viewing it as a disappointing and anticlimactic conclusion to the Fox ''X-Men'' series, though the performances of the cast and Hans Zimmer's score were praised.  
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''Dark Phoenix'' was a box office bomb with a worldwide gross of $252 million, and as a result, the film was the lowest-grossing installment in the series. ''Dark Phoenix'' received generally unfavorable reviews from critics, even more than ''X-Men Origins: Wolverine'', which was at the time considered the worst film in the franchise until this movie came along. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 22% based on 366 reviews, with an average rating of 4.63/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "''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.". On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 43 out of 100, based on 52 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews.". However, audience reception was more mixed, with a 64% on Rotten Tomatoes and a B- in Cinemascore, the latter being the worst reviewed in the ''X-Men'' series. Critics described it as "boring" for its lack of plot and character development, and viewing it as a disappointing and anticlimactic conclusion to the Fox ''X-Men'' series, though the performances of the cast and Hans Zimmer's score were praised.  
  
 
The failure of this film significantly lessened 20th Century Fox's autonomy after Disney acquired the company, with Disney taking a more hands-on approach to handling their new subsidiary than they did with Pixar, Marvel Studios, or Lucasfilm.
 
The failure of this film significantly lessened 20th Century Fox's autonomy after Disney acquired the company, with Disney taking a more hands-on approach to handling their new subsidiary than they did with Pixar, Marvel Studios, or Lucasfilm.

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Dark Phoenix
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The Phoenix will NOT rise.
Genre: Superhero
Directed By: Simon Kinberg
Written By: Simon Kinberg
Starring: James McAvoy
Michael Fassbender
Jennifer Lawrence
Nicholas Hoult
Sophie Turner
Tye Sheridan
Alexandra Shipp
Jessica Chastain
Distributed By: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: June 7, 2019
Runtime: 114 minutes
Country: United States
Prequel: X-Men: Apocalypse

Dark Phoenix, also marketed and released as X-Men: Dark Phoenix, is a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics X-Men characters.

Plot

During a mission in space, Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) is hit by a cosmic force, which transforms her into the powerful Dark Phoenix. Jean spirals out of control as she struggles with power and her own personal demons, and the X-Men must battle one of their own.

Why It Sucks

  1. It messes up the X-Men timeline even more. The film takes place in 1992, making James McAvoy's Professor Xavier and Michael Fassbender's Magneto age into Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in the timespan of eight years.
  2. A lot of the villains, especially major villains like Magneto are incredibly nerfed.
    1. The film's main antagonist, Vuk, appears one-dimensional and has generic goals.
  3. It was released when holdovers Avengers: EndgameGMW and Aladdin were still dominating the box office, as well as a week after more anticipated new arrivals such as RocketmanGMW and Godzilla: King of the MonstersGMW released, which caused the film to bomb. Poor marketing was also a factor to why the film performed badly.
  4. The plot with Jean Gray getting the phoenix force is made more confusing, since she had it in X-Men: Apocalypse in the new timeline and X-Men: The Last Stand in the original timeline.
  5. The story itself is all over the place.
    1. When Jean gets the Phoenix Force, there are a lot of people hunting her down and some people going out to help her etc.
  6. Professor Xavier repeats the same motivation as he did in X-Men: The Last Stand.
  7. Mystique's death was spoiled directly in the trailer.
  8. The characters are still bland and uninteresting like most of the cast in the X-Men films that aren't Professor X, Wolverine, and Magneto. Though Xavier and Magneto aren't that well written here.
  9. The scene where Mystique suggested to Xavier that he should change the team name to "X-Women" drew controversy for enforcing unnecessary SJW propaganda rather than good writing. Not to mention, it hurt the film even more and caused to bomb considerably.
  10. Mystique was very unlikable, she blames Xavier for never taking a risk, despite him taking multiple risks in other films.
  11. Mystique's death scene was cringe-worthy, disgusting and unsettling to look at.
  12. Jean Gray's music theme was OK, but got really annoying at times.
  13. Bad production values, and the film refuses to have color of any sort like most of the X-Men films.
    1. Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique make-up looks cheap and half-finished.
  14. Nightcrawler seems a little bit out of character.
    1. A lot of the time he has an evil expression in some scenes.
    2. And he kills people? Most notably where he stabs someone with his tail and barges in front of a car.
  15. Very bad pacing, especially most of the time Jean is afraid to fight and a lot of characters are being tossed in a lot.
  16. Awful writing.
  17. A lot of corny and unintentionally funny moments.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Amazing musical score composed by Hans Zimmer.
  2. The performances are decent, just like the many X-Men movies.
  3. James McAvoy's Professor X looks like his comic book counterpart.
  4. In relation to WIS#17, the movie has unintentionally funny moments.

Reception

Dark Phoenix was a box office bomb with a worldwide gross of $252 million, and as a result, the film was the lowest-grossing installment in the series. Dark Phoenix received generally unfavorable reviews from critics, even more than X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which was at the time considered the worst film in the franchise until this movie came along. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 22% based on 366 reviews, with an average rating of 4.63/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "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.". On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 43 out of 100, based on 52 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews.". However, audience reception was more mixed, with a 64% on Rotten Tomatoes and a B- in Cinemascore, the latter being the worst reviewed in the X-Men series. Critics described it as "boring" for its lack of plot and character development, and viewing it as a disappointing and anticlimactic conclusion to the Fox X-Men series, though the performances of the cast and Hans Zimmer's score were praised.

The failure of this film significantly lessened 20th Century Fox's autonomy after Disney acquired the company, with Disney taking a more hands-on approach to handling their new subsidiary than they did with Pixar, Marvel Studios, or Lucasfilm.

Trivia

  • Initially, Dark Phoenix was meant to be the first installment of a new trilogy focusing on the younger versions of the original X-Men characters. However, after Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, plans for a trilogy were scrapped. Disney CEO Bob Iger stated that any future X-Men films would be produced by Marvel Studios as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Comments


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HunterZolomon

3 months ago
Score 0
X-men still not getting a great movies
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Epic-Wrecker

one month ago
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Well they had some hits and misses.
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LancedSoul

2 months ago
Score 0
There's the last film of X-Man Movies called The New Mutants.
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HellLord

2 months ago
Score 0
One last X Vault opening
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Demon Horse

one month ago
Score 0
I really wanted to like this movie, but I just couldn't.
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Epic-Wrecker

one month ago
Score 1
I call it Dull Phoenix. Because it’s as dull as Tofu.
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LancedSoul

10 days ago
Score 0
This is one of the most forgettable movies of 2019, like I said, this is also the worst X-Man movies I ever seen.

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