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

Passengers

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Passengers delivers enough charm, thrills, suspense and interest that will probably cover up the film’s minor and forgivable loop holes and flaws. Well, I loved the film. Aside from its interesting premise of 2 Passengers waking up 90 years prior their schedule, the movie was able to entertain its audience with light scenes, great visual effects, great production design and notably effective chemistry of Lawrence & Pratt. The film could have turned around a little bit deeper but I guess the phase was just right. There were some thrilling moments although majority of the film was in a subtle phase. The conflict was I think just right after the plot has been established. What’s great about Passengers is that the storyline is well-presented and the conflict about the accident was executed well. Loved the loss of gravity during the swimming pool scene. It was pretty dope by the way.  Supported by impressive acting performances of Chris and Jennifer, the film is worth 2 rounds of popcorn, a soda and a bottled water. Definitely, a good movie to start 2017. Passengers is perhaps the lightest space-inspired film ever made in terms of plot. Well, at least we’ve been spared with Interstellar and Gravity kind of stress. 5/5 stars.