Cast: Sophie Turner, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Micheal Fassbender, James McAvoy
Based on X-Men comics by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
Written by Simon Kinberg
Music by Hans Zimmers
Cinematography by Mauro Fiore
Edited by Lee Smith
Directed by Simon Kinberg
Hollywood films are taking over Indian Box-office slowly as the number of big films release is incredibly increasing and with it even the people who watch the films too. Right now, taking forward the superhero films which are working well, Dark Phoenix released on 5th June and the movie is expected to be a slight competition to Salman Khan’s Bharat.
But the film seems to give competiton in being bad and rejected by people. It is one of those films that bores the masses and even the fans of X-Men films far more. The movie is known as culmination of X-Men prequels before the first X-Men movie that released in 2000. It still fails to wrap up the story and it is worse that X-Men Apocalypse.
Sophie Turner tried her best to be charismatic and carry the film with James McAvoy, Micheal Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain helping her. But none of the popular actors seem too much invested into the characters while they were good in scenes here and there. Film doesn’t seem to have a good story holding it together. It feels episodic and boring too.
The fight sequences seem to have greater aim but they deliver on very little. The movie tries to make a meal of the entire action part but the emotional core that should support all of it, misses. Even the director seems to be unable to find a good thread to hold onto and the characters were too generic and highly boring. The sequences are also edited badly.
Hans Zimmer scores in his style but then he too missed the mark. Everyone who worked for the movie high profile technicians and actors but none seem to have good day at their job. They all seem to be not enjoying and inspired too.
Dark Phoenix is a very complicated tale but an interesting one which with good writers, any team could have pulled off. But twice Simon Kinberg failed to lay out good stories for the saga and X-Men The Last Stand and Dark Phoenix end up as the worst films of the series even though they have such great character too work with. Avoid the movie.