Dark Phoenix (2019) Review

What (the hell) happened to the series?

What started so promisingly with First Class and peaked with Days of Future Past crashed with Apocalypse, only to never recover with Dark Phoenix.

The latest installment of the X-Men is a work in itself. Basically detached from its predecessors, we are experiencing a story here that is usually fobbed off as a side-story in other movies. This film offers zero added value for the series. Nevertheless: Various scenes are fun and the whole work could entertain me.

What a pity: The always valuable and very worth seeing Quicksilver scenes suffer a total failure here. At least Hans Zimmer rocks with his soundtrack to the film and another highlight of his career. The music enlivens the whole work and gives it the necessary drama.

Hooray for the final fight in the train: It looks really good and pushes the whole movie.

Finally, I would like to mention that the movie is just so full of logic holes and nonsense. That’s how Jean Grey gets an incredible power from space and is therefore the most powerful of all mutants. Strange, because that’s what she was before.

My favourite scene: Honestly, I have no idea. Maybe when Quicksilver puts the head of Nightcrawler into a glass ball and quickly wraps tape around it to seal it. Maybe not.

My ★★★ review of Dark Phoenix (2019) on @letterboxd: boxd.it/14akA3 🍿

Dominik Höcht @ohBananaJoe

An IndieWeb Webring 🕸💍