[Critique] X-Men, Dark Phoenix : The saga can be relived from its ashes ?

We find our band of super heroes who go to the rescue of a rocket bomb into space. The rescue mission of the team of super-heroes is not going to proceed as planned and Jean Grey is going to be exposed to cosmic energy, it is devastating. Back on Earth, she will discover new powers that make it more powerful, but also more unstable. The X-Men will have to face their enemy the most powerful, one of them.

Relight the flame

The production of Dark Phoenix was not a long quiet river, and the feature-length film suffers the consequences of the takeover by Disney. Improvised conclusion of the universe, he carries on his shoulders this heavy burden. Throughout the film, one wonders that it is ultimately his / her functionality. Wanting to exploit the origins of a character introduced on several occasions in the universe, the long-feature film, Kinberg does not find its place. The characters other than Sophie Turner, are erased in favor of a plot-redundant. The power of Dark Phoenix, already touched on in X-Men the Clash Final, takes on the allure of power alien. The scenario is full of the commonplaces of the genre and surprise us at any time. Show very agreed, the movie drags sometimes in length. The scenes of fighting are effective without ever being transcendent. The choreography is carried out efficiently and served by the achievement of Kinberg. For his first feature film behind the camera, the director is doing surprisingly well and, in particular, in the opening scene. The CGI is fairly well controlled, to the image of the character of Jean Grey incandescent. Photography, Kinberg knows how to surround since it is a call to Mauro Fiore, oscar-winning for his work in Avatar. The games of light are quite well made and some of the scenes are worth a look.

The casting, Sophie Turner is pretty convincing, at least when it does not pay in the melodramatic. As usual, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy deliver a real performance, and it was not obvious in view of the scenario. The film barely making a living for the other protagonists, who find themselves pushed into the background, QuickSilver as the leader of the forgotten of the scenario. We will also take the example of Cyclops, who despite his relationship with Jean Grey, only appears in rare moments. On the side of the antagonists, this is the shipwreck. Jessica Chastain doesn’t scare off the person in the role of the Nemesis, not even the characters themselves.

Between the drama and the fantasy film, the Dark Phoenix does not find its place. The film has all the good intentions in the world, but does not carry out a miracle. Even though we feel this willingness of the writers to explore the psyche of the characters, the Dark Phoenix remains finally in the surface. The rage for vengeance to the identity crisis, the film had all the cards in the hand, but is wrong in its strategy.