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.
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In the year 2029, all Mutants are nearly gone. An isolated and weary Logan is hiding in a remote area of the Mexican boarder with his companions – Caliban and Professor X. When an extraordinary girl came into his life, he was forced to secure the girl’s safety at all cost. Everything changed when a young mutant, engulfed by dark forces, started to search for them. The last X-Men movie is written and directed by James Mangold under 20th Century Fox.
Casts: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen
Genre: Action, Adventure (R for Violence)
Check out my latest review of a X-Men Movie: X-Men: Apocalypse
WHAT I LIKE?
If you are a die-hard fan of the X-Men series and Wolverine himself, you can find this film generally satisfying. This final saga has somehow changed the tone of superhero films and will surely pleased fans especially those hungry for violent and bloody Marvel fights. Logan did not disappoint on that aspect. With its superbly executed action sequences and wolverine stunts, the movie has already gave your money’s worth. The overall tone may be a bit different than other Marvel movies but Logan was able to impress its audience with the brand of violence and action expected from the film. The concept of the child was predictable. But the child’s performance was outstanding. Loved some fight scenes with Logan and the child. Hugh Jackman on the otherhand delivered his best Wolverin and X-Men performance and perhaps all of his career.
WHAT I DON’T LIKE?
Well, I must admit that I got bored a few times which is not my normal thing especially when its Marvel. I just didn’t like the tone at all. Aside from a confined and limited setting, the movie lacked the superhero impact caused by previous films on me. How I wish the formula was tweaked a bit. Oh well, its Wolverine. At least, this is still better than the Batman Series. But if I am to compare it to Batman V Superman, I must give it to DCU this time.
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