“Dark Phoenix” Movie Review

Jean Grey (Sophie Tucker) has been with the X-Men since both her parents died in a car crash when she was a child.

Older now, Jean is a very powerful mutant. One day she goes with the team lead by Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) to rescue astronauts, in space, from an out-of-control space shuttle in 1992 (the Endeavor).

The team rescues all but one, then Jean goes to work with her special powers. As she, and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), are almost out of time, Jean sucks the cloud of energy that ruined the space shuttle.

If you can believe it, Jean is even more powerful now (and she feels great), but, she, unfortunately, cannot control this new found power and she kills a beloved mutant (one less blue face in the world) and nearly everything and everyone else.

Jean runs away but the X-Men are trying to find her: Some wanting to kill her, some wanting to save her from herself.

To see what happens, you will have to see the movie.

“Dark Phoenix” is an exciting end to the X-Men saga. Don’t listen to the critics as it is much better, and more complex, than they say (I still think all they do is watch the trailers then follow their curmudgeon leader when writing a review). Nonetheless, “Dark Phoenix” appears to be the end of the X-Men (as we know them) and the timeline is VERY confusing (like….how can she die when she was alive with an old Xavier????…..)….so maybe on that muddled note, and with new bosses at Disney, it is time to stop and reboot.

Go to IMDb for more information.

Drive Safe! Never Forget.


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