So… apparently somehow people stopped talking about this movie. Perhaps because all of the negative reviews out there swayed people from watching it?
I went to see it anyway, mainly because of my love for First Class. I though Apocalypse was crap, but thought this one can’t be any worse.
I came out of the theater pretty satisfied actually. I went in after reading about the stuggles between Disney and Fox in background. Having that knowledge and knowing they planned to have skrulls in there really helped. That’s probably the one thing the adjusted version didn’t do really well, they didn’t bother to explain who the villains were and where they came from.
Although the movie isn’t really about the villains. It’s about Jean struggling with her upbringing and guilt. I think that’s the core of the story and it’s wonderfully done.
All the fights are pretty amazing by the way. The only thing that takes me out is that Magneto seems to be invincible, cause no matter how hard he gets smashed, he would always get back up. The dude can control metal, but he’s no Wolverine you know…
The pacing of the movie is incredibly intense. I really had a blast. It isn’t as well made as First Class, but it certainly way beteer than Last Stand, the previous attempt at the Dark Phoenix saga. It also is at least as good as Days of Future Past.
There isn’t a lot of the more comedic or light hearted scenes in this movie that made First Class and Days of Future Past so great. So I get why people would complain about that. Though since it is so intense from the very beginning of the movie, I don’t think there’s a place for that tone in this movie.
Did I mention Magneto kicks ass? If this turns out to be the last movie for this version of Xavier and Erik, I’m gonna be pretty sad. I wouldn’t feel that way if Apocalypse ended up being the last of this iteration, but this one doesn’t deserve such a bad rap.