So I just made a post about the latest trailer for BUMBLEBEE, specifically how the TRANSFORMERS movies have definitely been less than stellar. And you can definitely say the same thing about the X-MEN movies.
The series as a whole, and I do include the Wolverine movies in that, have been hit or miss. And for me, definitely more “miss” than “hit”. I couldn’t even make it through the first 3rd of APOCALYPSE… and I feel like I’ve sat through some pretty awful movies… So when DARK PHOENIX was announced, all I could think was, “WHY! WHY! JUST GIVE THEM BACK TO MARVEL!!!!” …though, I guess that last part is actually happening. Haha.
But safe to say, really didn’t care about another X-MEN movie under that FOX guard. Then I saw the trailer… AND IT LOOKS SO GOOD! Check it out below.
In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.
DARK PHOENIX opens June 7. 2019.