Highly Suspect Reviews: Dark Phoenix

Dark Phoenix Movie Review


The X-Men films give a second go-round at the legendary Jean Grey/Phoenix story after X3 so thoroughly f#@cked it up. This time it’s long-time X-movie-writer Simon Kinberg being given a chance behind the camera. Oh, who also wrote X3. Just saying. This also being (assuming we never actually get a theatrical release for New Mutants) the last Fox X-universe film before Disney reboots, so excitement for this downer of a superhero story is at an all-time low.

Sophie Turner returns as Jean Grey who, after being bombarded with ? energy starts having a dermatological problem with glowing face cracks and is having trouble keeping from killing everyone. As ya do. It’s up to the X-Men and Magneto’s team of whatever-they’re-calling-themselves-now to stop this new threat from within and try to decide what to do with her. Also, Jessica Chastain is in here too for some reason NOT playing Mastermind. Anywho, yes, it’s as bad as you’ve heard. Listen to Chris, Harris, and Alan try to make sense of this rushed ending to the franchise right here.


Directed by: Simon Kinberg

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Jessica Chastain

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