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Is ‘Dark Phoenix’ really that bad? Here’s what the fans say

For your entertainment we’ve gathered some of the most flaming 'Dark Phoenix' roasts from the mouths of the most important viewers: the fans.

Is ‘Dark Phoenix’ really that bad? Here’s what the fans say

In what is a shocker to exactly no one, the latest X-Men movie Dark Phoenix was critically panned and sits at a stinky 23% on Rotten Tomatoes as of today. There’s plenty to blame for the poor reception of this film.

The production was delayed and reshot extensively. Sophie Turner isn’t the strongest actress – she’s somehow even more wooden than Kit Harington in Game of Thrones amd people really, really hated her character Sansa Stark. And the film’s release date got pushed after (probably) the biggest superhero film of all time (Avengers: End Game) dropped.

This is the lowest-ranked X-Men movie yet, even below the much maligned X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: Apocalypse, and even the original Dark Phoenix saga film, X-Men: The Last Stand. Although there are a minority of fans who enjoyed the film, a lot of people are agreeing with critics: it’s a giant dumpster fire.

For your entertainment we’ve gathered some of the most flaming roasts from the mouths of the most important viewers: the fans. freespinsbonuses.co.uk

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  • Movie was actually good. Actions scenes throughout the whole movie. Unlike those lame Marvel movies(ant man was good the only good one) where NOTHING happens for the first hour and a half.

    March 31, 2020
  • If I had to pick one of the biggest reasons why I disliked, not hated, Dark Phoenix, it would have to be the unnecessary and unrelated jab at men. The movie had a “men bad, women better” undertone right after Raven said, “the women are the ones doing all the saving around here. Maybe you should change the name to X-Women.” This comment came after a rescue event in the movie that involved Jean, Kurt, Quicksilver, and Storm, an even ratio of men to women, as the active rescuers. The comment had no scene or evidence to rely on and was very obviously politically charged. I didn’t dislike it because I’m a misogynist because I’m not. I disliked this part of the movie and it’s other anti-men comments and lines because it had no foundation in any part of the movie. It was unfounded and obviously put in for the sake of putting it in there. It felt like they couldn’t make a female led movie without bashing on the men or portraying them in a bad way for being men. Of course, it’s nowhere near as bad as the new Charlie’s Angels, but it doesn’t change the fact that it had no place in a movie about self-empowerment and belonging. Maybe I’m portraying it to be more exaggerated than what it was, but it doesnt change the fact that the anti-men comments were there. If they were aiming for female empowerment, the way to do so is not to put down men. After all, that, too, is sexist. Otherwise, I though the movie was pretty nice. If you ignore the occasional sneaky jab at men, it’s actually pretty good as a film. As a part of the series, I wish it could have been better.

    April 29, 2020

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