Why Dark Phoenix is the Worst X-Men Movie

The X-Men film series has had its fair share of ups and downs throughout the past two decades. We’ve been treated to all-time greats like Logan, Days of Future Past and Deadpool, but also duds such as X-Men: The Last Stand, Origins: Wolverine and the recent X-Men: Apocalypse. Dark Phoenix, directed by longtime X-Men writer/producer Simon Kinberg, aimed to write-the-wrongs of The Last Stand, in particular, and give fans a more faithful, accurate and pleasing rendition of the classic Chris Claremont storyline, ‘The Dark Phoenix Saga’, however, after watching the movie, I’m not entirely sure that Kinberg actually learned the right lessons from the failure of X-3. In this video, I want to discuss my thoughts on Dark Phoenix, where the movie went right and where it went horribly wrong, and what this whimper of a conclusion to the long-running X-saga means, and what the future holds for Marvel’s favorite mutants.


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