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Why Do People Hate ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Again?

For the third time yesterday, (yes, third time!) I watched X-Men: Dark Phoenix and as I sat riveted before the television I found myself wondering why people hate this movie so much? I remember the scathing reviews. Fans said it was horrible, that it displayed some downright terrible acting (as if we’re really expecting Oscar-level performances from a superhero film), and was the worst X-Men movie ever made. How can that be?

The film is well-edited, allowing me to understand what’s happening in the story. The acting seems pretty much similar to the acting in the other X-Men movies. And the action is definitely the best of the X-Men films besides Logan.

This movie makes me happy on so many levels. The music, composed by Hans Zimmer, is dark and powerful, imbuing every scene with a sense of purpose. The X-Men get to really shine as powerful units who play upon each other’s strengths to fight various enemies. And the movie has the best CGI of the films which almost feels like a miracle considering how bad the CGI can be. By the film’s conclusion, I am legitimately pleased every time.

No, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is not the greatest superhero movie ever made but it sure isn’t the worst either. For those of you who are straying from this film because of the bad reviews don’t. It’s pretty good and definitely is far better than the neigh sayers are blaring.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

What’s Your Favorite X-Men Movie?

I’ve, lately, been on a serious X-Men binge-watch session and with two of the recent X-Men titles dropping on Disney+, it seems that Disney is starting to highlight the heroic mutants and their stories in the vast universe that encompasses Marvel Studios, Star Wars, the Avatar franchise, and now even the Peter Jackson franchise.

There have been plenty of X-Men movies over the last two decades but of these films which is your favorite? Here’s the list.

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X-Men (2000) - IMDb

In 2000, the X-Men were brought to the big screen in rewarding fashion, delivering a story and ensemble cast that felt true to the characters and the comic book material. Plus, with Ian McKellen playing Magneto and Patrick Stewart playing Professor X, it was destined to be awesome. Continue reading What’s Your Favorite X-Men Movie?

Why Do People Hate ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Again?

For the third time yesterday, (yes, third time!) I watched X-Men: Dark Phoenix and as I sat riveted before the television I found myself wondering why people hate this movie so much? I remember the scathing reviews. Fans said it was horrible, displayed some downright terrible acting, and was the worst X-Men movie ever made. How can that be?

The film is well-edited, allowing me to understand what’s happening in the story. The acting seems pretty much similar to the acting in the other X-Men movies. And the action is definitely the best of the X-Men films besides Logan.

This movie makes me happy on so many levels. The music, composed by Hans Zimmer, is dark and powerful, imbuing every scene with a sense of purpose. The X-Men get to really shine as powerful units who play upon each other’s strengths to fight various enemies. And the movie has the best CGI of the films which almost feels like a miracle considering how bad the CGI can be. By the film’s conclusion, I am legitimately pleased every time.

No, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is not the greatest superhero movie ever made but it sure isn’t the worst either. For those of you who are straying from this film because of the bad reviews don’t. It’s pretty good and definitely is far better than the neigh sayers are blaring.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

 

‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Has One Major Problem: Its Treatment of Women

X-Men: Dark Phoenix was the final installment in the X-Men franchise before Disney would get its Mickey Mouse paws on these characters and stories and while it was received with scathing reviews I happen to enjoy the film. But there is a problem. A problem that I find is a common theme when it comes to these superhero movies.

In Avengers: Endgame Black Widow, a character fans had grown to love over the years, was killed, ceremoniously, but killed nonetheless without given any chance to truly shine. We saw her cry, we saw her sacrifice herself, but she was never able to kick butt in any awesome action scenes and she wasn’t around during the final battle against Thanos, which only felt even more gutwrenching as the women in Marvel assembled for a powerful charge against Thanos’ forces in one of the best scenes in the entire MCU.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix treats its female characters with the same sad lack of awesomeness. Continue reading ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Has One Major Problem: Its Treatment of Women

Ranking the ‘X-Men’ Films That I Have Seen

The X-Men are really cool and over the last few years, I’ve begun to actually get involved in the story of these characters. Today, I’m going to share my ranking of the X-Men movies I’ve seen so far.

5. X-Men: First Class

Kevin Bacon, Jason Flemyng, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Lucas Till, Jennifer Lawrence, and Zoë Kravitz in X: First Class (2011)

I’ve seen enough of this movie to know it is really bad. The CGI is so horrible I thought it was made in 2009. Not 2011! The prosthetics for Mystique and Beast are atrocious compared to the sequels and Kevin Bacon does not make a convincing villain. Continue reading Ranking the ‘X-Men’ Films That I Have Seen

What’s So Bad About ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’?

Okay, before I start this review let me provide a disclaimer; I don’t know anything about the X-Men comics or the classic X-Men animated series or really anything about their characters and their storylines. The first X-Men that I watched all the way through was X-Men: Days of Future Past which my father took me to see in the movie theaters. I enjoyed it but I wasn’t ultimately enticed to see what the other movies are about. The second X-Men movie that I decided to watch with my family one night was Logan which was also pretty good but didn’t make me want to see what the other movies were about. And my third X-Men movie experience has been Dark Phoenix as of yesterday.

I vaguely know about Jean Grey’s comic book storyline as Dark Phoenix and I have a strong hunch that it was not represented properly in the film. However, as someone who isn’t an X-Men fan and is just watching the movie for the superhero action, I found this movie to be mildly enjoyable.

No, it wasn’t the best movie I’d ever seen. Nor was it as good as nearly all of Marvel Studios’ movies but it was far better than I expected after hearing the horrible reviews. Continue reading What’s So Bad About ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’?