X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

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It must suck getting cast for a role you know is going to bomb hard. Cast Christina Hendricks as jean grey so we can at least enjoy some tiddy during an inevitable shitty movie
A casualty of the MeToo era. She's far too chesty to be given a leading lady part of any heroic significance.

Really strong girl though, I'm sure shes been suggested to reduce them more than once.
 
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I honestly thought given Apocalypse there was no way this could get off the ground and become anything worth watching. The people behind this stem of movies are obviously completely out of touch. Anyone who can conduct a simple google search would know how far off they were with Apocalypse. They need to just put these movies in bargain bins and lets forget them. so Feige can do his thing.

It's a shame because there has been non-MCU movies i've really enjoyed and it just seems that with the characters and story you have to work with, it should be incredibly simple to make something at least "ok".
 

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that's the whole problem. marvel wants to bring characters that have been around for decades to a new audience. fox wants to use pre-made characters as a vehicle to tell new stories.

in and of itself there's nothing necessarily wrong with either. it's like a music artist covering someone else's song. you get country stars that literally just take the song and copy it as much as they can and then you have fricken alien ant farm covering smooth criminal.

the problem isn't that aspects are being changed. it's that the people who are changing them are bad.
 

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I'll go on record saying there's no possible way this is worse than Apocalypse, mostly because Apocalypse is bad in ways that could only be surpassed if you set out to intentionally make a worse movie. Writing so bad that even Fassbender can't carry a scene, rehashing an iconic scene from DoFP that only demonstrates that you don't understand what made it so good in the first place, a terrible look for the main antagonist, terrible supporting villains, just awful.

The main problem facing Dark Phoenix is that it either revolves heavily around Sophie Turner, who is still largely unproven as an actress (I don't think she's had the opportunity to prove she sucks like Emilia Clarke has, at the very least she's spent years portraying Sansa very accurately), but you know they will crowd out her screen time with the bigger names in which case why the fuck is it even called Dark Phoenix. And apparently on top of the fact that they have McAvoy, Fassbender, and Lawrence all fighting with the titular character for screen time, they also have Jessica Chastain playing a Shi'ar character.

The two things I'm confident about are that if Dark Phoenix is awful it still won't be worse than Apocalypse and it won't be Sophie Turner's fault.
 

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I honestly thought given Apocalypse there was no way this could get off the ground and become anything worth watching. The people behind this stem of movies are obviously completely out of touch. Anyone who can conduct a simple google search would know how far off they were with Apocalypse. They need to just put these movies in bargain bins and lets forget them. so Feige can do his thing.

It's a shame because there has been non-MCU movies i've really enjoyed and it just seems that with the characters and story you have to work with, it should be incredibly simple to make something at least "ok".
I thought the First Class movie was pretty good, but I’ll grant you that it was contrasted with X3 and the Wolverine origins movie so my expectations were pretty low...
 
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I am so impressed by how relatable this cast is to my own community. It's like my friends are in the fucking movie!!!

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Holy shit I can't wait to see all my friends and local billybob jo annes represented in a big screen super hero movie. This is so sickkk
 
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looks like they all got their asses beat, Storm almost got choked to death, and Beast is pushing Magneto in a wheelchair for some reason.
 

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Fallout from Apocalypse maybe? I don't remember how it ended. Was too terrible to remember
 
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who's the chick with the purple shaved head and the dude in the back with the dreads/cornrows?
 
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