Reviews: Dark Phoenix (2019)

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  • Caio Bogoni @ Cine Grandiose [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Dark Phoenix probably kills any future chance of seeing a good adaptation of the classic X-Men saga.
  • [New] | Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Dark Phoenix is bogged down by the fact that everything it does has been done before in some capacity — and better — by other superhero movies, making this final installment an uninspiring watch.
  • [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: An unengaging shrug of a movie that, despite a couple fun moments and solid performances, puts a forgettable end to the X-Men franchise.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: A lazy treadmill of a sci-fi morality play that wastes a terrific cast. A numbingly dull game of mutant checkers that has no idea how to tell a woman’s story except filtered through the eyes of men.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Jean Grey is supposed to be beyond powerful, a rival to Professor Xavier in pure cerebral output, but she never does anything worth watching. Dark Phoenix is not unique in its failure to thrill fans with Jean Grey’s theatrics, it is merely another attempt to do so – and like all the rest – you’ll forget about it in a moment.
  • [New] | Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: While Kinberg obviously wants Jean to have the punishingly melancholic end Wolverine received in Logan, the film yearns for bow-tied binary carnage. There’s still enough to like, but hardly enough to leave fulfilled.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: The film may have a bit too much of a déjà vu issue in terms of the story being told, with characters I wish I felt more attached to, but it is efficiently made.
  • [New] | João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: The worst of the X-Men Franchise….
  • [New] | Jason Pirodsky @ The Prague Reporter
    • Excerpt: X-Men: Dark Phoenix is reasonably well-put together, and a seriously great original score by Hans Zimmer, with fittingly 80s synth vibes, is often enough to convince us the images we’re seeing have more resonance than the story gives them.
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: When you watch this new movie and actually miss the gaudy theatrics of X-Men: The Last Stand because it at least tried, that’s a very surprising and telling thing.