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Thread: Dark Phoenix (Simon Kinberg)

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    Dark Phoenix (Simon Kinberg)

    DARK PHOENIX
    Dir. Simon Kinberg



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    ...am I the first one here to see this?

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    Welcome to the Dollhouse (Todd Solondz) ***
    Shanghai Express (Josef von Sternberg) **
    Mouthpiece (Patricia Rozema) ***
    O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization (Piotr Szulkin) **
    There Are No Fakes (Jamie Kastner) ***

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    Nope. To no one's surprise, it sucked.

    Kinberg is clearly putting in effort to make a good first movie because every scene does feel big and dramatic in tone, and although his direction is visually novice, he's doing what he can to add weight to this retelling of the iconic story. Also, McAvoy, Fassbender and Turner put in good performances from the script they were given, but the rest of the cast phoned in their work, the script is full of flat dialogue that kills every attempt at quiet character moments, the VFX were uneven, and the pacing is lifeless. Fitting for the last film in this dying franchise from a dying studio.
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    The exposition was wild to me. Like usually I don't even let it bother me, but e.g. Xavier has to explain what Cerebro is and talk his way through it like this isn't the 12 installment in this franchise. Who's even watching this shit anymore. Who is this movie for.

    They re-shot the ending because they didn't want to draw comparisons to Captain Marvel; somehow, it's the best part of the movie. Like, far and away the best part. None of the action before that is even any good.
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    Welcome to the Dollhouse (Todd Solondz) ***
    Shanghai Express (Josef von Sternberg) **
    Mouthpiece (Patricia Rozema) ***
    O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization (Piotr Szulkin) **
    There Are No Fakes (Jamie Kastner) ***

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    Yeah I saw it. I also saw there wasn't a thread for it and didn't bother to make one. It wasn't good.
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    I will probably like it.

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    I mean, I liked Apocalypse, so I thought the same thing here, but it just wasn't happening.
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    Quote Quoting Milky Joe (view post)
    I mean, I liked Apocalypse, so I thought the same thing here, but it just wasn't happening.
    Ah. Maybe its 5050 with me then.

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    I'm in the same boat. Figured I'd like it, as I've ultimately liked all the others ones, despite some of them being pretty damn flawed. But nah, this one just really doesn't work at all. It's just such a... nothing movie.

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    As far as I am concerned, the Fox X-Men continuity died at that grave in Logan.
    ‎The severed arm perfectly acquitted itself, because of the simplicity of its wishes and its total lack of doubt.

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    It’s also pretty sad how the cast has all clearly tapped out by this point. Even Fassbender is totally sleepwalking through this film. The only one who appears to be making ANY attempt to make SOMETHING out if this movie is McAvoy, but even he can’t pull it all off alone.

    Compare that to Logan, where everyone was giving it their all to put out the best possible product. Yeah, I’d say they were definitely better off just ending things there.

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    This is now a bigger bomb than Fantastic 4.

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