First off I will give the Film a 5/10 because i am bias to Superhero films but others will give them a 2/10
Was X-Men dark phoenix actually a great film or was it just another flop for the company? There are a lot of ups and downs throughout the whole film as we do not know if Jean Grey is going to succumb to the evil thoughts that corrupt her or not?
X-Men Dark Phoenix was adopted by the X-Men Comics and the release date was June 7th, 2019, The director was Simon Kinberg, and the lead actors include James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven / Mystique Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy / Beast, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey / Phoenix, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers / Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe / Storm, Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver and Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler.
The conflict in this film was the Phoenix Force.
First off let’s see when it was first brought into the X-Men universe, it first appeared in the comic X-Men #101 and appeared when Jean Grey apparently died in that comic. The Phoenix Force brings a lot of new powers to the husk/user and also amplifies their current powers. A lot of times when someone gets the Phoenix Force they also get a new costume that normally symbolizes a phoenix. There have been a few occasions in the comics and some in movies where are the Phoenix fully takes over and the husk/user can’t control him or herself.
In this film, we see a lot more of Jean Grey’s past. She has always had great power within her, and of how she was able to control most of that power thanks to Professor X. And mostly focuses on Jean Grey and the Phoenix Force as it does go into her during a near-death experience which is required for the host to stay alive.
I do believe the direction of the film was supposed to stand out from the others that were made in the past that had the Phoenix Force. Simon Kinberg is known for The Martian (2015), Logan (2017) and Fantastic Four (2015) and only one of those other films were a flop as well. The director was trying to imitate what he did with Fantastic Four 2015. So if you watch Fantastic Four 2015 you already know what’s probably going to happen within this film.
I love the way that they filmed every single scene, as they either had a dolly, panning, tracking shots, tilts and also drone shots. For example, the very first scene that they had of Jean Grey in the car with her family she wanted to change the station but her mother said no, but the station changed anyways and that went on for a little while until her father look back and we had a nice good zoom in to Jean Grey with her eyes closed whispering stop it stop it.
Their costume design came right out of the comic books and i will leave that at that