2019

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

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FILM INFO

X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy. This Final X-Men Movie is directed by Simon Kinberg under 20th Century Fox.
CAST: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, SOphie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Lodi Smith McPhee, Evan Peters, Jessica Chastain.
GENRE: Action, Adventure

WHAT I LIKE?

Well, the fact that Quicksilver is here despite a limited screen time makes it bearable to say the least.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE?

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is truly a disappointing way to end the X-Men Franchise. I am not a fan of the comics so my Movie review will be based on the movie alone. For me, it was good but I think they really lack the most essential thing in any superhero movie – the PLOT. The whole concept of the Dark Phoenix was put into waste through shallow interpretations & lack of emphasis & intensity considering that this Arc of the X-Men  Series should be very terrifying & devastating. It lacked the catastrophic feel we should be worrying about the Dark Phoenix. What happens in the movie are tidbits of action sequences and some poor characterization of some of the leads & supporting roles. I think they could have expounded the Solar Flare’s background so as to contribute on the fact that Jean Grey could posses the most powerful tool among all mutants. Sadly, I didn’t feel that way. It felt like the movie was a compliance to just end the Franchise with a lackluster installment. For me, you can pass this on cinemas.

RATINGS:

5/10 POPCORN

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2017

Split is insanely good in a quite disturbing way.

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Kevin is diagnosed with an identity disorder that manifests 23 different personalities and one that remains to be materialized to dominate all others. As he abducted three teenage girls, he began to expose his disorder and mental divisions to them. In the fight of survival, the girls figured their way out of his disorder as Kevin’s 24th personality slowly unfolds. SPLIT is written and directed by  M. Night Shyamalan under Universal Pictures.

Casts: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula & Brad William Henke.

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Suspense (PG13)

Here’s my latest review of a James McAvoy film: X-Men: Apocalypse.

WHAT I LIKE?

Cheers to the brilliant minds of M. Night Shyamalan as he brings us another thrilling masterpiece in the movie Split. This psychological thriller is definitely one of his best and one of Hollywood’s best in the genre. The film is crafted well from Cinematography down to a very intriguing plot about how powerful human minds are especially when talking about mental divisions or disorders. What I like about Split is that it may have those Psychological and technical terms but it is very easy to digest. The audience will be entertained on the shifting of Kevin’s multiple personalities and will glue us with a good chop of suspense and thrills along the way. Also, the sound engineering was superb. I also love the sequencing of the story towards a very intense and mind-blowing climax especially on the revealing of Kevin’s 24th personality. It was chilling and very disturbing for me. The movie is acted with great actresses but the main spotlight was with James McAvoy. McAvoy’s disturbing, excellent & award-winning performance is what this film all about. You will be amazed with his acting skills on this one. Probably his best so far. The film’s running time is just enough to entertain the plot’s fluid and organize theme. I must say, I am pretty impressed with Split especially with McAvoy. Worth-watching indeed.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE?

I wish to add a little intensity on some scenes and in the climax but this was totally forgivable.

RATINGS:

10/10 Popcorns