Starring: James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Fassbender, Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence
Summary: The X-men are facing an enemy from within. When out in the space, Jean grey starts spiraling out of control. During the rescue plan, she almost gets killed by a cosmic force. Upon returning home, the X-men realize that the force made Jean strong and unstable. Now they must collaborate to save her soul and fight aliens that are planning to use Jean’s new powers to rule the galaxy.
Director: Simon Kinberg
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Runtime: 114 minutes
What’s the story?
Dark Phoenix is the final entry in the X-Men series and it’s designed to be a very interesting and rather unique movie. The idea here is that Jean Grey is starting to develop some rather incredible powers and these corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the team is heartbroken because they have to choose whether the life of their team member is worth more than just saving the world.
The premise is taken from the comic book series and it sounds really well. The interesting thing about the movie is that it has an existential premise and people really need to push the boundaries and actively find a way to figure out what they would do in a situation like this. The creative thing about all of this is that you never really know what will happen, with the movie doing a good job at staying unpredictable.
It’s sad to hear that the X-Men series is coming to an end, but Dark Phoenix might very well be the last one in the series. The Marvel acquisition will push towards a reboot, so we can expect this to finalize many years of X-Men. That being said, the movie is also set to bring in some new beginnings too. Although the existential challenges brought with this movie will resound in a variety of mediums, as you will notice and imagine right away once you see it.
An interesting thing to note here is that the movie had a budget of $200 million, so it was extremely expensive and fans expect to see some amazing effects. The fight between good and bad has never been easier, especially when one of the people on the enemy side is one of your own. This really goes to show just how interesting and incredible the experience really is here.
Is it any good?
The movie hasn’t screened yet, but what we can expect are some major deaths in the universe and beloved characters that will not be with us anymore. This type of challenging approach is rather common for the series, but it’s still pretty hard to see this kind of stuff. The X-Men series did have its fair share of losses, but at the same time it constantly pushes the boundaries while bringing in some creative ideas and some resounding results that you will appreciate a lot.
We do have all mutants that we enjoyed and appreciated from the previous movies. There’s not a lot of stuff to be said when it comes to new mutants. We can definitely expect some, but the details are under wraps without a lot of information. Jessica Chastain plays an alien shapeshifter that manipulates the phoenix.
Dark Phoenix brings in some great expectations for fans of the series. If you are passionate about the series this is definitely going to satisfy your needs for a new movie in this cool universe. Whether you like it or not, that remains to be seen, but the movie itself is very exciting and full of creativity, so it’s totally worth a shot!