What really happened to X-Men Dark Phoenix?
This post contains spoilers. Please return to the homepage if you haven’t seen X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Unlike some of the X-Men movies under Sony, Dark Phoenix did not turn out so well at the box office. I think it was rated the worst X-Men film both financially and critically.
Some would say “I don’t know.” But I think I do.
Cuts and Reshoots
It seems X-Men Dark Phoenix was rushed. The initial runtime on IMDb before its release was 2hr 41min. Means a lot of scenes (or parts of scenes) were cut before it’s release.
Then the plot had this whole alien invasion concept that I did not understand (I haven’t read the Dark Phoenix Saga comicbook but) I didn’t like the idea of an alien invasion in the film.
Then there were scenes that made me feel like I was watching a reboot of X-Men 3: The last stand. Think about it. Charles and Magneto played chess in a scene that seemed like they were done playing X-Men. It happened in X-Men 3, Mystic lost her powers (died in this one, actually). It happened in X-Men 3, we got to see the phoenix force in action, happened in X-Men 3. I could go on…
To be honest, the last great X-Men film (that I love) is Days of Future Past (2014). You can go see Dark Phoenix if you liked X-Men 3: The Last Stand or the X-Men films after Days of Future Past.
I would show you what other viewers are saying about it but it’s already being pulled down from theatres after its third week. Is it worth the stress now? No.
Did you see the movie or hear anything about it? Please let me know in the comments