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Dark Phoenix (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Dark Phoenix ends an era of the X-Men franchise by taking a second stab at adapting a classic comics arc -- with deeply disappointing results.

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In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite -- not only to save Jean's soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

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Cast

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
Kodi Smit-McPhee
as Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler
Evan Peters
as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver
Olivia Munn
as Psylocke
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The movie's weaknesses make more glaring the movie's hollowness where the storyline's feminism once was.

June 11, 2019 | Full Review…
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A stupendously dull series-ender without a shred of wit, narrative thrust or genuine emotional force.

June 10, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It didn't have to end this way...It didn't have to end with so little emotion, so little meaning - with a sad little speech about evolving, for Phoenix's sake.

June 8, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

If future filmmakers can learn these lessons from the travesty of "Dark Phoenix," it won't have been a total waste.

June 7, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The final battle takes place aboard a moving train that feels like it's headed nowhere. At this point, it's a perfect metaphor for the "X-Men" series.

June 7, 2019 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

It's either an origin story or a series finale, but it's definitely a low point in the "X-Men" franchise.

June 7, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
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