This Is My Review Of X-Men: Dark Phoenix
The phrase saves the best for the last feels very inappropriate for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which closes the X-Men saga. There is almost no room for praise for this 113-minute film. Conversely, story execution, character formation, transitions between scenes to visual effects become disturbing. However, if you still want to watch it, you just need to go to 123 movies.
The film, written and directed by Simon Kinberg, tells the story of Jean Gray (Sophie Turner) who was exposed to mysterious powers during an astronaut rescue mission. That power makes Jean stronger, but on the other hand, she can’t control it.
Jean gets out of control and turns into evil when ‘driven’ by an evil character named Vuk (Jessica Chastain). On her way, Jean did not hesitate to attack using force that resulted in her friends seriously injured.
The story is actually interesting when worked out and told well. Jean’s story of using the power of mutants to commit crimes is actually interesting, considering that she is a member of the X-Men with extraordinary power. However, X-Men: Dark Phoenix doesn’t have a good script.
The development of Jean’s character to become evil is said to be quite complicated because it involves the past and Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy). Meanwhile, Jean can then easily return to being good and turn against evil characters.
That makes the story centered on Jean bears the alias does not climax. After going through various problems that are complicated enough to change the nature of Jean, she was able to turn around very easily.
The next thing that disturbs the audience is the formation of the antagonist character, Vuk and her flock. The origins of the Vuk character are so unclear that it feels like a forced patch character appears.
The film gets worse when Kinberg can’t sew between scenes properly. One scene has not been completed and then has moved to another scene so that the movement of scenes does not feel smooth.
This is seen in the scene when Jean meets Vuk at a bar. Instantly, the scene moves to a group of X-Men who are planning to bring Jean back home.
All closed with visual effects that are also bad. The majority of the action scenes that present battles between mutants are clad in makeshift effects, such as scenes where fellow mutants fight on the highway and fight scenes on the train.
The only thing that can be praised from this film is the good quality of Sophie Turner’s acting. Even so with McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.
Finally, unfortunately, X-Men as one of the successful franchises closed with a bad and unimpressive film.