The fourth and final film in Fox’s X-Men prequel saga is out today and so far is the worst reviewed movie of the franchise. At the time of writing, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is on just 15% positive reviews, behind even X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Set in 1992, the superhero movie is something of a remake of X-Men: The Last Stand’s unleashing of Jean Grey’s powers, thanks to the altered timeline. Here are some of the review highlights.
Under any circumstances, this would have been X-Hausting. But with this cast, it's been X-Cruciating to behold.
The Hollywood Reporter
Curiosity and the desire for completion will draw the series faithful, but the creative inspiration and public excitement that once fed the series has demonstrably dissipated.
The point of a phoenix, dark or otherwise, is that it rises from the flames. But these are the flames in which this franchise has finally gone down.
Not even Turner, with her radiant screen presence and her ability to make strength and vulnerability seem indistinguishable, can