EphelDuath666 wrote:Watched X-Men: Dark Phoenix and actually liked it. Maybe I'm just not enough of a fanboy to have an issue with whatever continuity issues there may be but I don't quite agree with all the harsh criticism. I thought it was pretty good. Not the best superhero movie I have seen (and it doesn't have to be to be good) and certainly far from being one of the worst.
Yeah...my verdict is not going to be as kind as yours.
Having just watched it myself with no expectations (and also being more of a casual viewer than a hardcore fanboy) I can only say that I'm glad I saw it free courtesy of cinema membership points. Had I paid real money for my session, I actually would have been pissed.
For my part, I enjoyed the opening sequence, the climax on the train and the final battle. Michael Fassbender had easily the best performance and I'll give credit to Sophie Turner for doing her best with the direction she was given.
But the rest was lackluster, flat and at times painfully phoned in, and I felt that across the board. Much of the acting was stilted, the story felt rushed and practically inconsequential, and the direction seemed more interested in showing off visuals than giving anything of what you see depth or weight. My audience and I all had a pretty good laugh at Cyclops's "badass" one-liner, and I'm still not sure if that's the most embarrassing part of the movie.
Still not as bad as X-Men Origins, but I feel nostalgic for Last Stand and even Apocalypse after this one. Not the best way to bow out.