brian-mcgee - September 18, 2019
Perhaps the best thing about Disney scooping up the X-Men into the MCU is that it means the end of needless adaptations of the Dark Phoenix saga. In two tries, Fox has failed conclusively to adapt this sprawling comics narrative, with their latest try being this past summer's borderline unwatchable X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
The latest Honest Trailer from Screen Junkies tackles this quasi-behemoth/colossal failure of a movie, pointing out many of its flaws and the many, many reasons it failed to be an engaging entry in this franchise. The X-Men have seen their fair share of awful movies over the years, but if anything else, the franchise has been marked by some pretty high peaks (X2, Days of Future Past, Logan) and some embarrassing lows (The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine).
Then there's that middle ground where you just kind of forget what the movie was even about three days after you've seen it. That's sort of where Dark Phoenix resides alongside The Wolverine and X-Men: Apocalypse. Not necessarily terrible compared to the worst entries in the franchise, but not exactly something you're clamoring to see again.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand, if you really feel the need to complete the journey.
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