Dark Phoenix (2019) - Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all of humanity.

IMDB: 5.9
Director: Simon Kinberg
Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender
Length: 113 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 203 out of 1000 found boring (20.3%)

One-line Reviews (558)

Enjoyable at times but I was expecting more like a grand finale to the XMen instead of a fast paced underwhelming film that needed a proper director and screenwriter instead of relying on the audience to know everything about the previous films.

Ok, i watched this film and yes it isnt as good as the first two installments of the reboot of the X-Men but it isn't that bad either, i watched it a couple of times now and i do admit that it could have been written a bit better , better plot and the things with the Aliens well kinda far fetched but i did find it entertaining and keep me watching to see what was gonna happen at the end.

Coming back, Sophie as Jean is just so empty.

the fight is also boring just kids are fighting each other

That said I found watching dark phoenix more enjoyable than avengers endgame.

As it has been hammered by the critics etc, I was put off at first by the initial reviews but thought I'm a fan of the genre and have seen all the rest so give it the time, And to my surprise it was a great fast paced movie with lots of action, drama, excellent special effects and storyline throw a hans zimmer sound track in and boom its great movie all the main characters given time to shine too 8/10 all day everyday don't listen to the critics it's an excellent movie.

Bad acting, bad writing, boring and overall stupid...

' (2019), but it's still an entertaining time.

Story is down right dull.

Hans Zimmer's return to superhero flicks is solid, too, even if it can get repetitive, and Kimberg confidently helms the piece, even if he doesn't really have a signature voice.

Slow, predictable and pointless.

The first half of the movie seemed as if even the actors were bored.

Terrible movie, don't waste your time .

The moive was entertaining from start to end, with great well placed action scenes throughout.

Granted, I am not much of a fan of superhero movies, but still I find the time to sit down and watch them because they are actually fun enough to watch for the mindless entertaining they turn out to be.

These supporting mutants, mostly comprising of Cyclops, Storm and Nightcrawler, are severely underdeveloped and lacked the backstory in 'Apocalypse' to become compelling individuals now.

Too much is spoken that has to be shown, it is, or rather should be cinema, not a telenuvela style, no real high thoughts, mishmash action, dead characters, as in souls, they never live, you cannot fall in love with them, never satistfying, boring, sad little film it is.

There's plenty of action, it's fast paced, has some tender moments.

I went in this movie ignoring what the reviews were saying, I found the movie to be quite enjoyable.

I have no intention to put this movie onto a pedestal, I would not elaborate much about acting other than they were believable (for me) as it is a comics movie, but it is a far more gripping story than any other highly rated comics comedy, devoid of human emotions.

The pacing was strange- horribly slow most of the time and then quick when there was more needed to say.

There are so many missed opportunities to have made this a brilliant conclusion to the Fox era of Marvel films, like in the vein of Logan, but instead we are given an anti-climactic ending with a repetitive and formulaic plot.

It's boring and they couldn't have made a more wrong chose by picking this girl as Jean.

Boring and not really worth the time.

What a waste of time and money.

This film have elements of dull moments, killing of characters that shouldn't of been killed off.

Enjoyable Movie .

the most boring version of x-men .

Slow build up, lack of story, poor finish.

While an entertaining film, this one though suffered from a myriad of problems, the main one being it almost seems like there should of been another film between this and Apocalypse.

There was a lot of character building & introspection, with a lot of tension & intense moments all along.

Honestly, the movie was enjoyable.

Damn, such a waste of time watching this movie.

It is exciting.

We fast forwarded through most of the 2nd half and I spent most of that time playing on my phone out of boredom.

Entertaining movie with a good cast and a great play by Sophie Turner

While it has problems in it's storylines, acting and dialogues, it makes up for it by giving us an entertaining couple of hours of action and adventure.

Sophie Turner is amazing and makes for a stunning Jean Grey (and a quite intimidating one in her corrupt state) and the rest of the cast delivers very good performances in general.

This was the most boring X-Men movie I've ever seen!

They appear as skrull-like aliens, shapeshifting into human form near the beginning of the movie and proceed to lurk in the background, giving us the dullest scenes of this very fun movie.

The music is pouring pointlessly, which makes it more annoying than enjoyable.

Story is boring and a lot of it doesnt make sense.

Thankfully though, the positives do outweigh the negatives, most importantly in how entertaining it is.

The script was so awful, conversations made me cringe and the entire movie was a waste of time!

What transpires is a fitting conclusion and YES at times a thrilling conclusion to the Fox X-Men run.

The X-Men films aren't without their flaws, but generally I find them to be entertaining, and the X-Men were always my favorite Marvel heroes.

She's just like a wooden stick, flat and boring.

Entertaining .

The story is very disjointed, and the main baddy's existence and motives are so disjointed and unclear that it makes the plot nearly incomprehensible.

As Dull, Disappointing & Redundant As Any Sequel Can Get .

I enjoyed it.

So why is Dark Phoenix such a mixed bag of boredom and overall unsatisfying cinema?

For my work I have to watch all films that have significant amounts of VFX in them, and I would rather watch this again than sit through another three hours of "Avengers:Endgame".


This movie was actually enjoyable.

Listing flaws seems pointless because that's all the detractors have latched on to (the villain is one dimensional and ultra powerful out of nowhere and some decisions are shallow and out of character) I prefer to focus on what worked and quite a bit did.

James MacEvoy does a great job, as only the best professionals can with limited and bland material and that's where it ends.

Visually, the effects were stunning and I never found myself groaning from poor or overdone CGI.

The acting is clearly dull from the very first scenes - McAvoy was a fantastic actor in Days of Future Past (and also in First Class), nicely paired with the huge talents of Hugh Jackman and Fassbender...

Everything is fast paced, not enough time to take in a scene or emotion.

snooze fest.

Hands down one of the blandest examples of its genre, and easily amongst the worst blockbusters to surface this year, Dark Phoenix is as forgettable as it is predictable, and marks an underwhelming conclusion to Fox's X-Men saga.

Action Packed With Great Suspense.

It gets the viewer gripped from the opening dialogue to the very last moment with its fast paced screenplay and well executed nonstop action.

Bit Disappointing But Worth Watching.

I'm sorry some of my favorite actors got drug into this God-awful waste of time and money.

Waste of talent and time.

i don,t understand why people put 1 of 10 on this which is very entertaining.

I was quite disappointed by the last few minutes of DP; it's one of the lamer ends to an otherwise enjoyable film that I've seen in a while.

Now unfortunately this movie was a mess and surprisingly boring.

Jennifer Lawrence has a line in this film that is just cringeworthy just a boring and heartless film and now I can't wait for Disney to make Xmen because anything would be better than this.

It was bland, There was no story.

Enjoyable for fans, okay for casual cinema .

I find most of the characters unattractive and bland.

It bored me so much that I was rooting for the aliens to destroy mankind along with this film in it.

What surprises me about the savage reviews this movie is getting, is that compared to the love some of the other Marvel movies receive, from Venom to Spiderman and Black Panther, which I see as shallow but entertaining enough (with some terrible moments in each), this movie had way more depth, grit and meaning.

Chastain, my baby girl, did the best she could given that her antagonistic role was redundantly pointless.

This was just a bore, and I thought Venom was bad!

" plot, Dark Phoenix is a dull, boring slog that makes for a terrible ending to the X-Men saga .

Very engaging film.

Even you can tell the actors such as James Mc'Avoy and Michael Fassbender as Professor X and Magneto themselves are yawning in the background asking for Director Simon Kinberg to fire them already.

Dialogue was short and sometimes simplified but I enjoyed it.

Worth watching!

Kept me on the edge of my sear .

Please move away from the bland cliche super hero comics and build something better like this movie!

Definitely the most boring and flashy of all the new xmen movies.

Sometimes it's distracting, other times just really bland.

This is a more than enjoyable take on the X-men movie trope, it seems to be set in the real world where the characters are human beings with abilities and not "Superheroes", and is a lot closer to X2, First Class or Logan than any of the (increasingly embarrassing) others.

Definitely not a golden movie, but it was entertaining nonetheless.

Some fairly effective action pieces contribute to making the movie watchable and more entertaining than it would otherwise have been.

Without a Doubt, One of the Worst Movies Ever Made .

It's poorly written, has no heart, and quite frankly is boring.

It's boring af!

One of the worst movies I have seen.

It was also very cliche.

Overall I enjoyed it.

Other than watching Sophie and Halston, and enjoying the fact that laser-boy finally got to kick some ass, this was totally ho-hum.

I prefer movies where the pacing is a slow build up to the epic battle at the end and they delivered on that.

As of this writing, X-Men 7 Dark Phoenix is @6.1 This film is the darkest X-Men yet and I enjoyed it very much.

The action was ok (confusing at times though), and the CGI was done well, I guess.

There were some good moments though, and overall the movie was still entertaining with good special effects and fighting scenes.

But you don't get enough of the lively characters, such as Quiksilver and Nightcrawler, the alien race are boring and their powers (and particularly weaknesses) are ill defined and there aren't any nods to the wider universe.

On the other hand, the antagonists led by Jessica Chastain's character were unremarkable and uninteresting.

Dull, all over the place incomprehensible.

Then you get the fans on the other side who enjoyed it and therefore blindly give it a 10 (and others trying to counter the unfair low ratings).

Some characters acting seemed al little lax in their acting and the plot maybe a little predictable.

Disjointed and poorly made garbage that should never have been developed.

Overall it was okay, but some of the turn of events seemed pointless, some didn't connect with the previous installments and some just makes you ask what did you just see.

I was going with it for about thirty minutes but it becomes repetitive.

The characters are so confusing and no one really calls each other by name.

Hans Zimmer score is pretty engaging.

There is no script.

Pointless deaths.

If this really is the last film in the series, it does the job with the explosive fight and chase sequences, filled with splendid and spectacular special effects, the story however is fairly predictable, and if you have seen the past entries you are left questioning if they were ignoring previous and "future" events, we can look forward to future films from 20th Century Fox merging with Disney, all in all it is a reasonable fantasy action adventure.

Unconvincing, uninteresting boring shambles.


Dark Phoenix is an absolute disappointment the worst film in the Xmen franchise once again they ruin the Phoenix storyline and make a film that is just boring.

Stunning in its mediocrity - yea that was sarcasm.

Bored through and through.

Even the characters are boring themselves.

As such there's no bang at the end (other than literal bangs), which has led to a lot of criticism being levelled at how "pointless" this movie feels.

Its an emotional, action packed and exceeded my expectations, its still up there for one the best.

Sophie Turner is beautiful, absolutely stunning.

I feel it does the dark Phoenix story a lot better than X3 including an actual explanation of the Phoenix force this time around, the action scenes were all gripping and the story continued at a decent pace which kept your attention the whole time.

It was lovely to see the old, well-known characters again, and some of the acting was really enjoyable to watch.

The rest of the tired and tiresome cast is just rounding out their contracts and rounding up their bank accounts.

Enjoyable and never boring .

It is just so middle of the road it becomes boring.

Dark Phoenix is so empty.

There are scenes when it get so intense and captivating.

I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I would recommend people go and check it out for themselves.

Boring as hell.

The movie also has some powerful moments exploring Jean Grey's backstory, but it's just so drab and dark that it kind of chokes the fun out of the franchise and it doesn't pay off nearly as well as it should.

Too poorly written and slow for his own good.

Its just BLAND!

Just boring .

and absolutely pointless.

Bad story lines, bad actors and just boring and predictable.

Things happen in the movie but it feels like nothing happens.


This film is a collection of no story, dull main character, poor acting, horrible computer visual effects and bad directing.

Not so, Dark Phoenix dragged the series even lower than Apocalypse ever could.

Everything else, ranging from the story, characters and the other actors is just so boring.

She just cant act , all here moves are empty like watching a robot or a child who has something memorized and is now afraid that he is reciting it badly ...

Precisely the same criticisms as Avengers: EndgameA first half that is slow to the point of causing moments of tedium, while the writers and director try to inject 'emotional depth' that only comes across as mawkish, cloying, self-pity from the characters.

While that one is at least somewhat memorable, Dark Phoenix is a dull, boring slog that repeats more of the same mutant discrimination and "whose on what team" dilemma that a lot of these movies have done.

Worth watching if you can catch it.

It actually feels exciting and we get to see many mutants use their powers in a stylized action sequence.


Well, I enjoyed it.

The action is also boring and cliched to the max.

save your money guys.

The beginning was a bit choppy but it quickly came together due to the cast and the intense action scenes, and as always, Magneto stills the show.

A senseless pointless movie .

But if you want something that's entertaining to kill time then this is for you.

This is worst movie i have ever seen...


Lazy and boring.

Raven's death was very disappointing as there was no plot to it and it just seemed forced to fit the storyline.

She did a great job at portraying phoenixes mental struggle and her conflicting emotions and made her feel real and authentic and made her character development and arc very interesting and entertaining to watch.

I will never get that time back, nor the brain cells i wasted watching this garbage, and honestly the directors did evan peters dirty as hell, what a waste of money, and time.

First of, the movie is very evocative, with great help from Hans Zimmer's score which fills the movie with dread from the very first frame, but it is also very unpredictable.

Terrible acting and writing, what a waste of time, money and some great actors.

The poor acting and cliche plot does not make you worry about Jean Grey or feel that she is a power threathening the whole world, she is mostly annoying so you can not wait her to perish.

we don't know anything about them Yeee, the main villain, who is boring and ....

If your an xmen fan its definitely worth the watch!

This movie is a complete disaster, the acting of Sophie Turner really bad, amateurish, they totally came out of the timeline, nothing makes sense, silly dialogues, boring and emotionless.

What some may label as boring I identify as surprisingly fleshed out and rewarding.

Its solid and enjoyable and I hope they make more episodes to come.

Some movies I watch these days can be a little too intense to watch.

Thoroughly entertaining - another one the critics have called wrong .

Don't waste your time .

Subpar but Entertaining .

I was so bored throughout this film .

Somber, dark, and enjoyable.

However, to my surprise, I found that I really enjoyed it.

Was entertaining and our family had fun watching.

Stunning Visual Effects .

The acting and dialogue again seems bland.

Which is to say not that the film makes terrible choices, or is technically deficient, rather more is dull and plodding.

I simply have nothing else to write here, the movie was pointless, poorly directed and written, I have no idea (except money) why this was made.

The movie was pointless and I will act like it doesn't exist.

The acting was utterly bad (the good actors had no script to act with, Sophie Turner had no talent to act with) - the music was utterly nonsensical (Hans dear, stop falling asleep on the keyboard while composing), the same score stretched continuously for half a movie, then a slightly different score playing continuously for the other half...

While Dark Phoenix falls short of being a cinematic masterpiece it is nonetheless an entertaining, competently made movie.

I think this movie was pretty good and entertaining.

But then we got Apocalypse and Dark Phoenix, two movies oozing with bad writing, childishly predictable plots, bad acting and flat characters.

Waste of time.

Worth watching .

Lot of great acts but just a sad waste of money and talent.

The trailer for this was intriguing to me because it looked darker than the others which I liked.

I think this is the first one where I got bored, the first one where I felt the urge to roll my eyes.

This film had a mixture of dull filler moments that felt like they could of been cut from the film.

This movie was really good and kept me on the edge of my seat.

The special effects are pretty subpar and the story is pretty dull.

To conclude an summarize, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is a good movie, entertaining and enjoyable, too much hated by minor mistakes.

I managed to stay and watch the whole film but others walked out.

Dont waste your time watching this trash

Had some good fights but part that I starting to fall alseep because I was bored.

Long and short of it was that it's a great movie and worth the watch.

Simon Kinberg closes Fox's X-Men franchise with one of the least engaging, forgettable and feeble films in the series.

Enjoyable Character Story .

Sadly, a big waste of time.

One of his fight scenes was truly just cool and was exciting to watch!

Actually i enjoyed it!.

Everything was disjointed.

All the theme music that made each of these movies so memorable is stripped out and replaced with bland, forgettable background noise.

Moreover, Turner's Grey, with all the exciting possibilities afforded by a great actress and rich source material, is allowed little more than hackneyed cliches, baffling generalisations and confused motivations.

" This is easily one of the most boring, unenthusiastic, unexplained, undeveloped, so called blockbuster movies I've ever seen.

Overall, it was good and entertaining, with one silly scene or two that could have been reduced for smoother flow.

It was so slow and over dramatic in every single scene, that there was no time for story and character development.

Based on the IMDB rating I had fairly low expectations but, as a family movie, it was action packed enough to keep everyone's attention for the whole film.


Honestly still very worth the watch.

Yawn is the best word to describe this movie.

Terrible, flat, rushed, no plot, uninteresting.

Poor reviews are from people expecting a MCU type action packed movie with zero story.

The acting was sooo bland, colorless and amateur-like.

The story is boring, they give you no reason to care about any of these characters & the dialogue is mediocre at best.

Very enjoyable if you forget the comic .

Cliche .

With no real character interactions, she is basically in the film for her undoubtedly stunning looks, to make up the numbers and as someone to utilise special effects through.

Unwatchable .

Despite Jean Grey being one of the most interesting mutants in the entire series, X-Men: Dark Phoenix manages to turn this character study about her into a bleak, depressing bore.

Maybe a matinee but I watched it for free and enjoyed it.

But right from the start the shoving down of the social ideologies made it unbearable.

Quite a waste of money for such a famous actress.

Instead, like over at the MCU, it tries to take some elements and blend them into a new and, hopefully, engaging story.

There is a plot and in the same time, you feel like there is no plot.

Its not dull, but so fast paced it is near impossible to work out whats going on.. The editing cuts so much that you are trying to keep track of 6 fights at once and its RIDICULOUS!!!

Granted Jean Grey is one of the most boring X-Men what makes Phoenix unique is that its about the only time in the comics where she becomes "interesting" because she basically has a different personality placed to her character.

In spite of all that I still found it entertaining.

Because after reading God Loves Man Kills, it's clear that they are far more three dimensional, urgent, relevant and thrilling than any of the films, despite all of the talent involved.

Judging what actually hits the screen, fan service and the connection to the last 19 years of Fox X-Men this movie did a damn fine job and is very entertaining.

It's boring, it's rushed, they act like the SE of her face looking like it's cracking is so great, it's all they need.

Enjoyed It!

Most of the action sequences are rather underwhelming, the antagonists are as underdeveloped and uninteresting as they get and fan favorite characters are either completely missing or spend the entire movie being confused about what their motivations are.

Incredible cliche relationship between Professor X and Jean Grey2.

While the third act does ultimately feel a little anticlimactic, the action sequence on the train is up there as one of the most engaging of the entire franchise.

It's not great, but it's still fairly enjoyable.

The whole feeling of it was just weard and dull.


I have no idea what movie the "critics" were watching, but I found this to be enjoyable.

Their dull expressions and their way of expressing themselves was simply not worthy of this movie.

Watchable and enjoyable.

The X-Men save the crew on an extremely hazardous mission with Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) absorbing the energy from the phenomena.

Predictable and boorish .

Breathtaking on IMax .

I thought the plot was good and there were unexpected twists and turns, as a standalone film I cant understand why it has such a low rating.

It is enjoyable, with good sequences.

don't waste your time or money on this movie.

snore feast of 2019.

Keep your propaganda at bay murica.

They waste too much time on bloody exposition and arguing about whether they should save or kill Jean Grey.

The powers turn out then to be bland.

Don't waste your time.

It is rather slow paced, nothing is really happening in spite of rather well choreographed action scenes.

The films big second act action piece is a dull fight in the park against random baddies.

On the whole this is a good film, total escapism and well worth watching.

Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, "Dark Phoenix" is rather an dull attemp at adapting the classic Marvel's comic book saga having the same name.

The rest of the movie is drowned with a bland script and anticipation leading to disappointment.

stunning effect and better fight scene than x-men apocalypse.

It was better than Captain Marvel, but a bit cliche, and definitely below Dark Phoenix.

Most boring movie of 2019 .

This movie was a snooze fest.

I've read the source material, the Claremont books, and found them melodramatic, soap operatic, and yawn inducing.

Its one of the worst movies in the whole series.

Actors appear obviously for contract purposes and they kill characters for cliche story beats.

It is a most enjoyable original story of high caliber with enough action to please the real fans of X-Men.

As dull, disappointing & redundant a sequel can get, it marks a new low for the now defunct franchise.

Enjoyable to watch and much better than Avengers Endgame .

It really sucks bc it's actually a great and extremely entertaining movie.

Visually stunning, moody and atmospheric.

His score here is beautiful and awe inspiring it really elevates even the more simplistic scenes.

Anyway, it was very enjoyable and I'll watch again.

The potential end of the world feels rushed and uneventful.

Waste of time.

You really don't care about the story, characters are forgettable and uninspiring, arcs are just all over the place and again there is nothing to this film.

Some action sequences were thrilling and the optimistic ending left a better taste in my mouth but so many questions remain unanswered and the plot seems disjointed.

Don''t watch this , it is a waste of time.

The ending was good but the overall movie wasn't that good, i mean it had alot of boring spots

Yes it's not the best of them (First Class is still my favorite), but I still enjoyed it greatly.

Because nobody wants to see an undefeatable all powerfull heroes, men or women, such a boring proposition.

The whole plot is pointless, the ending is insulting.

But THIS is the heavy con: Hollywood feminazi propaganda striked again, and this almost got me to leave the theatre.

Worst movie of the year


Dark Phoenix did come across as rushed to me and when trying to put so much into the movie just left out key parts of what makes a film really enjoyable which was disappointing as I did enjoy the other movies which had the current cast and think that they ended it on a film which no-one is able to connect to the characters within it making it difficult to grab the watchers attention.

Enjoyable end to this XMEN legacy .

Well worth the watch .

The ending was predictable and boring and why Jean Gray decided to de-rail the train to kill everyone then fight some further people hand to hand was just plain strange.

Still, for what it is, it's far more enjoyable than it should be and doesn't end the franchise in a bad light, even if it is a far, far weaker ending than what we got in 2017.

The character of Jean ruined this togeather with the lack of plot.

Predictable .

" I do however fully blame Kinberg's handling of the script and overall story, plus the entire confusion and post-production hell that ensued after.

But that's all, really & thus, I'm not confident myself to actually suggest you to watch it but on the other hand, I cannot really say you'll be completely bored either.

The soundtrack was riveting and the action / fight sequences were done well.

Waste o time money and talent....

With the exception of James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, everyone either seems to be in a monotone or just an uncaring vibe.

waste of time .

Given the writing team are, presumably, intelligent people one does wonder if this is a misguided attempt to try and tap into teen-angst - itself a hugely boring subject - for misguided marketing purposes.

Characters are fully fleshed out and you get to see their human emotions at play here Seeing Magneto vs Phoenix battle for control over the helicopter was breathtaking in intensity.

The worst offender of the bunch, however, is the woefully miscast Turner; who completely sinks the movie with her lifeless and bland delivery.

There are plenty of really visually stunning moments.

Most of the actors were boring and lead role just the same.

CONS: plot was as dull as watching a snail going from point A to point B.

the story is boring...

The odds are immensely against the X-Men and each action sequence displayed on screen as gripping.

Sophie Turners lead character is dull and wooden.

I've tried to get into this full timeline but it only gets more and more confusing.

Actually enjoyed it more than the last 2 MCU movies I've seen.

Verdict 4/10 OK action scenes but a boring movie that just ruins the Phoenix story again and just dosent have anything interesting in it Last Stand was more fun.

Such a waste of time .

When i heard this movie was being made, I was very excited to see this being remade after the previous attempt..Not that I disliked the original one, far from it, That movie rocked,was intense, and had oodles of depth and feeling coming from its characters..to me, it was a very good installment in the series...

Waste of time.

However, there are many problems with this movie: bland characters, bland story, terrible villain, etc. The characters feel like they're phoning in their lines and for the most part deliver very dull performances (Except for Michael Fassbender who continues to deliver a great magneto).

Hans Zimmer elevates this film so much that I found myself immersed in the background ; music is very important and given how intense certain scenes were he brought it up to an 11.

Overall, it's a most enjoyable film.

This movie was a disaster, and I suggest that you don't waste your precious time watching it!

again I say they are just boring antagonists to even care about since we don't get to know much about them except they shape shift like the Skrulls in Captain Marvel.

Quite entertaining .

Entertaining, that's it.

The final is also dull, violent and overwhelming.

Overall the film is well made, fun, fast paced and a new ride for the X-Men.

This entire X-MEN franchise has been extremely dull and need I say it white washed by Hollywood.

Boring and poorly edited movie .

Apocalypse and X3 were entertaining at least.

Yawn .

It is very intense, makes room for every character with a lot of thrill in the action scenes.

I was in shock by how much I actually enjoyed it.

My friend and I were literally on the edge of our seats for most of the movie, and I would happily pay to see it in the theater a couple more times.

It is entertaining first of all, it is NOT DUMB, which I am very grateful for (unlike JL).

P" is worth the watch!

The worst movie of the entire "saga", i'm really disappointed with this movie, i was waiting for the best and then came this...

Besides looking like it was made by a film student, this movie is overall boring.

She's terribly bland, boring and doesn't offer a big threat in the story.

Chastain plays a heartless monotone role perfectly suited to the character.

This movie showcases great performances, especially from McAvoy and Turner, amazing cinematography, thrilling action and effects to accompany a gripping story about Jean's powers going awry and how it impacts the world around her.

The villains are weak but this really isn't a killer due to the X-Men being so entertaining and the film going by so fast, that you really don't dwell on them for too long.

Sure it's entertaining...

Welll worth the watch.

It's by the worst movie of marvel & x-men ever produced.

I went to see it anyway and I enjoyed it.

The opening of the film with the X-Men rescuing the astronauts in low orbit is another fantastic display of teamwork, and while the strategic choices don't always make the most sense, it makes for a very entertaining sequence nonetheless.

It is a relatively slow-moving, psychologically motivated action movie.

I'm not going to go into details about the whole plot, but I found this film abit slow and boring.

Dark Phoenix throws all of that away like it's an empty wrapper.

The action scenes could have been much more vast, but I believe the intent here is to keep the action scenes intense, not too broad.

At worst, you get to see mutants showcasing their abilities and kicking ass for a good portion of the movie so I'd say it was worth the watch.

Save your money.

Worst Movie of this Franchise .

This film is slow, plodding, and boring.

Anything intriguing and original?

An absolute snorefest from start to finish.

Thoroughly entertaining for what it is supposed to be.....

Why do people hate this very entertaining movie??.

It was enjoyable, plenty of nostalgia and for a final closing movie ending with a game of chess and peace, it was about right.

There are two types of characters, the interesting ones that move the action and the uninteresting ones that get carried away reacting to the action, all the characters are the second type, so nothing remarkable and boring.

And I am actually glad that I did, because this 2019 addition to the "X-Men" franchise turned out to be the most entertaining of the movie and also the movie in the franchise that was mostly appealing to an adult audience.

Unfortunately, as with "X-Men 3," the filmmakers insist on having everything come down to a big battle sequence that's overlong and predictable, although it's better and more moving here.

Also the timeline for these movies is beyond confusing at this point, and this movie makes no effort to honor the established continuity.

But this time It was THE STORY LINE .. very poor and predictable script.

It is entertaining as a stand alone movie.

The rest of the cast is major mistake.. Plus the script was pathetic, lame and boring.. Sorry guys, I had high hopes for this movie.

Watching any X-Men movie in past Years was so enjoyable that You can easily considered the simple mistakes or any type of acting facts.

And the action scenes were just absolutely fantastic and intense.

Was thrilling from start to finish.

I don't get why people are complaining so much, this is a perfectly good movie and is fitting for the x-men, I actually enjoyed it more than the previous movies.

This political and social propaganda piece missed the mark by miles.

I really went in thinking this was going to be good at worst and left litteraly falling asleep for like 3 minutes during the movie before waking up to more boring scenes.

The story is boring and Sophie Turner is not strong enough to carry it.

Firstly, Hans Zimmer's score, while breathtaking, does remind me a bit much about his Interstellar score.


In another scene, in the middle of a totally confusing fight, he raises a subway train from below the ground.

I believe in an open-eyes approach to life, even when it's uncomfortable: taking in a diversity of the news sources, knowing my history, etc. But I'm slow to judge those who see merit in not fully disclosing everything to everyone under their care, all at once.

I found the premise of this movie really fascinating.

Yea, so better than Apocalypse is not a great gauge, but it is an improvement over the boring, bloated Apocalypse.

Boring and Predictable.

This is very enjoyable!

No plot .

As a huge fan of the X-Men, it kills me to say that but I would rather have the series end than to have the brand dragged through the mud with terrible films every 2 years.

It is just flat out boring, uninteresting, and extremely predictable.

I found the film to be quite enjoyable which you gave come to expect from Marvel.

As far as the story goes, it was so incredibly boring.

Next, I will explore the visuals which are as always stunning.

I enjoyed it!

Absolut horrible and super boring .

But even when she dies (that could be foreseen directly from the beginning) you can't be satisfied / sad because everything was so predictable, so it comes down simply boring.

McAvoy also gives a fantastic physical performance as he's telekinetically dragged up the stairs.

It starts with a dull script.

I enjoyed it.

The storyline was very creative and I had enjoyed it every bit.

On an overall scale, Dark Phoenix is a pointless exercise in pointlessness.

Characters that I love and follow for decades, here just was dull and empty....

The cgi is lackluster and bland!

At least propaganda pamphlets dropped from airplanes during WW2 were free, I had to pay for this...

The first and second act of the film are extremely slow paced with uneven motivations of characters.

Don't waste your money.

Jessica Chastain's acting was robotic and they ruined it with Fem Nazi overtones and lame pointless female empowerment.

Waste of time .

The dialog is a bit trite.

The effects are breathtaking, and Hans Zimmer's score really intensifies the dark thematic material the film is gunning for.

The storytelling is inept, the execution is bland, the characters are half-baked, the cast appear uninteresting in their roles & not even its moments of action manage to create any sort of interest in what unfolds here.

And apparently Raven had many lovers ;)All in all, the script isn't well writen, it doesn't bring nothing new (always humans accept mutants, humans don't accept mutants), everything is predictable (besides professor x), confusing to understand at what moment of the story are we, terrible acting for the main character....

Dark Phoenix is more than an entertaining film, it's thought provocative (related to its themes of family and unity), and serves as a good ending to the current franchise.

Whole plot and dialog were predictable as written from a 6 year old.

Well, I actually quite enjoyed it.

The final scenes are a disappointing parody of what has come before, and all the fantastic CGI and rousing Zimmerian score in the world can't make up for the film's central failing in its abrogation of its responsibilities to what were always the series' strongest assets, its great cast, depth of source material and engaging, complex characters.

Save your money, wait for it on Blu-Ray.

The entire end sequence from the appearance of the train (& everything about it) until the intense grande finale...

At its heart, this is a dark and occasionally violent action movie, that as a stand-alone film, is enjoyable to watch.

The movie has no plot, otherwise great soundtrack and ok action sequences.

It didn't make a lot of sense structurally, which was quite confusing as an audience member.

When I venture to the theater to see a movie, any movie, I have high hopes it will be as entertaining as possible.

Even in some of the worst movies that have been made I can find redeeming factors ...

The opening sequence in space, as well as the final train fight are stunning to see on the big screen, even if the film itself doesn't necessarily play well into the 'summer look and feel' to most big budget blockbusters.

A waste of time.

Hans Zimmer really help the intense keep going on overall movie.

I don't ask for anything other than to be entertained, and Simon Kinberg's Dark Phoenix was very entertaining.

Don't waste your money .

Scenes which should have us on the edge of our seats leave us unmoved.

I really enjoyed it .

Besides a bunch of explosions this movie was really boring.

Totally enjoyable overall, it just doesn't deserve ratings that bad

Acting is cliche, Scripts are clichéd, music doesn't fit in, utterly disaster.

I want to give this movie a 7/10, but that would be like squeezing one too many drops out of a withered orange, so, I'll give it a 6/10, however, it is a strong, and quite enjoyable 6, that was further solidified by Hans Zimmer's bombastic composition.

I dragged many non geek friends to the first X-Men film and 99% of them were awestruck.

More enjoyable than I expected .

Weak script, weak acting (at least Gene Gray), and in general the movie looks extremely ridiculous and illogical + 99% of the film was shown in the trailer, so there are no surprises, the film is not so much to disappoint, but in the movie I would this did not go, nothing more to say, my rating is 7 out of 10, a very empty and strange end to the series


It's one thing to botch a fan favorite story, but another to make it more boring then paying taxes.

The "evil aliens" are just such a generic character which is very disappointing because they aren't really being given a big story, they just say: "our planet is being destroyed so we came here to take this planet" and in my opinion this was also something that the paste hurt because in my opinion if the pace was a bit slower we could've explored their character more.

Soooo boring .

total bore!

Stilted acting, tedious dialogue, and unexciting fight scenes.

Bland at best .

Intense and desperate like Terminator .

Nothing new, boring It's a waste opportunity for macvoy and Fassbender

Honestly the movie has amazing fighting sequences and the plot is intriguing compared to other movies.

If you want to waste about $20, and sit through the most cringe worthy, predictable, and poorly written garbage movie for an hour and a half, this is it.

I felt Sophie Turner did a fairly good job of delving into Jean's anger and resentment, and she can do intimidating and unpredictable far better than I could have anticipated, even after Game of Thrones.

The movie is entertaining as well as captures the audience very well.

Kinda confusing .

You name it something, put some action packed CGI, and you are ready with your movie.

The worst movie in the X-Men lineup.

Prof X & Magneto's verbal sparring give some relief, but otherwise, it's just dull.

I didn't even see End Game, 'cause, frankly, I was so utterly bored in Infinity Wars.

It was the worse movie of series, everything was predictable even by a child, "hey look, a trouble situation happened, so trouble moments can be, of course let's we make it more trouble with worse decisions!

Then it's really weird that Jennifer Lawrence's character Mystique which they insist on calling "Raven" to add to the confusion plays her part as though she's been the leader of the X-men the whole time.

The cast looked bored to tears, the story was convoluted and dry.

As a result, the few yet repetitive action scenes fail to impress.

There was also a lot of cool action sequences that I found very entertaining.

Her whole characters motivations just felt very generic and dull and she never felt like to much of a threat so this was also very disappointing.

The Actions seemed to be very slow!

Stunning and just amazing .

I tend to use the audience score from Rotten Tomatoes and the score from here as a good indicator if a movie is worth watching.

I won't talk about the plot itself, but overall the movie went from slow to fast, and it didn't feel natural at all.

Yes, some of his music pieces were dramatic and did blend in but mostly, relationship between the music and action was dull AF.

The conversations the characters have are just bare and empty, with no emotional weight.

It was not a bad movie, but an empty flat one.

Enjoyable .

Hopefully the coming ones will be more exciting.

Typical cliche plot.

And to top that, the main villainess Vuk (played by Jessica Chastain) and the other alien Villains overall look even more bored than the X-Men themselves and...


Dull and a terrible script.


The final fight scene was really cool and went into space, and Jean dying was kind of predictable.

Dull characthers, feels like the movie was shot with an IPHONE.

Thanks mr Simon Kinberg for bringing us yet another piece of propaganda poo from the propaganda poo volcano that is Hollywood today.

The movie is boring and too familiar and then you have characters that behave out of character (beast and Xavier).

But I don't want that to put too much of a downer on the movie, because I enjoyed it.

The movie was enjoyable.

X-MEN with all wonderful stories and characters, with all exciting and memorable moments and scenes ENDed up by our tears for LOGAN.

Massive boring story line.

I quite enjoyed it and didn't think the story was flat at all.

The film goes right into action and the music through out the film is amazing it leaves you on the edge of your seat through major twists.

For those that thought Apocalypse was an obnoxious yawn, Dark Phoenix was a woot from a Captain America fan when he wielded Mjolnir!

Totally pointless movie...

You could fill the rest of the cast with Oscar winners, and this drab story and lead would make them seem devoid of talent as well.

I enjoyed it.

Pointless .

While the movie could have been improved a lot, it was a really good and enjoyable movie and i think you will like it too.

A large number of written ratings from reviewers rate this movie badly, not worth seeing, the worst movie ever made, giving it a 1 or 2.

It's boring acting is way sub par.

) only to come across as contrived and nonsensical.

It's just dull exposition with some dull action.

lesser X-men but still entertaining .

Absolutely horrid and dull .

This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen, terribly directed, the screenplay is ridiculous, offensive for the good actors in it.

The acting isnt good enough, the storyline predictable, and the ending not satisfying at all.

While worth watching, it doesn't hold up to previous X-men movies.

It was entertaining, it is emotional and it moved me.

I definitely felt the story and characters were underdeveloped and that it was just bland and some scenes would just go on and on and I felt like it was never ending.

Simply boring and uneventful .

The last act on the train was dull ( even with all the action )I see where this was going and I would've liked to see the rise and fall of mutant kind not be rushed.

Their addition to the movie was totally flat, uninteresting.

The ending's not bad, just tedious and perfunctory, similar to the big battle sequence in "Avengers: Endgame," albeit less dull.

As others have noted, there is a real sense of teamwork among the cast, in both the action sequences and the slower dramatic parts.

It is absolutely boring and joyless!

First of all I really disappointed about Quicksilver, I mean we all knew that Quicksilver has a epic scene and slow mo scene that we loved, and I thought I was think about Quicksilver and Magneto relation as Dad-Son that would be nice, and they put Mystique just like trash.

Despite its definite flaws, Dark Phoenix is very watchable, and very enjoyable!

Reasonably boring watch, the story was idiotic, and the action was okay save for some exciting scenes at the end.

Short story Boring Predictable Poor effects Nothing new Poor script Poor cgi Dissapointed

Oh my gosh, i was getting bored when i watched this dark phoenix until the last thirty minutes i started open my eyes widely, the plot of this film very bad, fortunately beautiful sophie turner as jean gray was acted very good.

The movie was absolutely enjoyable.

My criticism for this movie, putting aside the petty minor details of many other reviews such as blood splattering on a shirt, is the alien race being under developed and somewhat uninteresting.

Terribly boring.

First off, I felt entertained and neither bored nor appalled, and that's already something.

If there was music, it was as uninteresting as everything else in this movie.

The audience turnout had also been quite lower than usual following the negative talk but I still enjoyed it like any other X-Men movie.

All in all, it was still an enjoyable watch and Fassbender killed it again as magneto.

But, this boring movie made me ange!

Overall entertaining but feels a bit bland .

I found it enjoyable to the core as I didn't look for flaws or something even close to that.

But they feel empty and devoid of tension.

They were stupid, monotone, shapeshifting aliens with a very standard design and zero personality.

slow routine...

Dark Phoenix unleashes its messy, often incoherent but entertaining fire in all its finality.

However the villains have the most cliche and basic "destroy the world" motivation that has been done so many times.

Worst movie ever.

Comic book movies in the 90's had a slow steady decline until oddly enough, X-Men (2000) heralds in the new era.

Personally, I found myself bored by this movie, simply because these characters didn't feel like they felt in any of the previous movies that preceded it.

Enjoyed it .

It blows my mind how the writers took the rich, full & insanely interesting source material and turned it into a boring, unlikeable shell of a story.

Painfully mediocre, cliche and boring .

The dialogues are bad, the stories are boring, the tone of the whole movie is awkward and cringe-worthy.

I found this personal story far more engaging than the tired, world-ending nonsense of Apocalypse and the motivations and stakes were far more identifiable.

The green screen backdrops look green screen, accents waver, the action is boring, the plot is dull, the actors look half asleep and the whole effing car crash hinges around Sophie Turner's performance which isn a nutshell, is wonky.

If you are a fan of XMEN you will fall in a real confusion.

Plot is weak and all the lines are cliché.

First of all I found this a very good, engrossing and well paced film.

Bland .

To be fair it has strong action and visuals that are impeccable and such is a very enjoyable film.

Confusing End .

The one redeeming feature however, is that the acting was solid, especially from Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, who gives the best performance she can with the bland material given to her.

To have the proceeding film tackle the Dark Phoenix story almost immediately with no background knowledge and emotional attachment to these reformed characters, well, naturally results in an exercise in combating boredom.

Hated it so much .. maybe it got 6.1 rating due to X-Men tag but other wise Don't waste your time

Otherwise, I would save your money, it is not worth it.

Not that she's playing her character (Vuk) badly, but it's just that the character is so pointless, AS COOL AS IT IS, pointless.

i throughly enjoyed it.

Sophie Turner was bland and terrible in this; I mean she was just as bad on GOT!

Better than what I thought, my son enjoyed it, we were surprised better than what critics say.

Nothing happens, they go nowhere, the characters learn nothing, and the action is just anti-climatic.

she's always in the center and she's dull.

In the film, the Phoenix power consumes Vuk's planet and she follows the power through space and witnesses Jean absorbing it.

The rest of the movie is easily predictable, trajectory, dialogue and all.

Beast, Dr X and Mystique were bland.

Despite the rating is not quite high and so many critics flies around, I watched it anyway because x-men is the only ongoing sequel that always satisfy me with its strong plot and breathtaking cgi-action, and it still.

The story was all over the place as much as it was totally confusing.

it's all so bland now and makes no sense either.


The 'alternate timeline' thing is also just very confusing...

All the xmem movies were always dull in my opinion.

Also unfortunate is that the movie itself is dull--a retread largely full of characters we never became as invested in as we did with those the first time around.

I really really have enjoyed it.

From a writing perspective, it's contrived, not well paced, and has a very anticlimactic conclusion.

If you enjoy the "X-Men" franchise, then "Dark Phoenix" is definitely a movie well worth watching.

The only good scene is the action scene on the train at the end this film is just a mess there's no story no good performance apart from Sophie Turner and there is absolutely no heart in this movie.