This film was good...that being said, if one spends a bit too much time thinking about it, questions start arising. Best to just turn them off and enjoy the last X-man film done by a Fox before they became sellouts giving Disney an even bigger monopoly in the movie industry. I am not sure I understand the hate as this X-men film plays out roughly the same as the others, not following the look of the comics and doing their own thing. Bryan Singer screwed this series up from the start and for some reasons if he is not doing the film they are automatically bad even though they follow the style he established when he was copying the Matrix in the first film by putting the X-men in black leather in 2000. The casting has always been hit (Wolverine, Magneto, Professor X) or miss (Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm). At least the prequel portion of the series got the latter three closer to right than did Singer's. 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.
The story has the X-men a super hero team that the world adores now (like I said, seems a film is missing). Professor Xavier sends his students into space to help a shuttle and something happens to Jean as a strange force enters her. Mystique gets mad at Professor Xavier for risking the team and I am thinking, she was never on the X-men in the first place! Jennifer's turn as Mystique is a grave mistake they made when creating the First Class, as the focus of this character became too big. She was never as important in the comic as she has been in the prequels. Well Jean begins to lose control of her powers as nondescript aliens are after her, Magneto gets involved and the world will fear the Dark Phoenix!
So, in the X-men films, they have used Magneto in every one and kind of used other villains in the comic series here and there, did use Apocalypse though he looked nothing like Apocalypse and used Dark Phoenix twice. The amount of villains not used is absurdly high as Mr. Sinister, Stryfe, Omega Red, Mojo never made an appearance and that is just off the top of my head! Then they will throw in a mutant with a bizarre power who was never in the comic as a fill in when there are so many to choose from! That being said, Disney has underused villains too for reasons that I cannot fathom.
So, this is the final X-men film before Disney reboots the series and unfortunately, it is too little, too late for them to enter the fray. The story that would have made sense for them to enter is the Infinity Gauntlet, but that is done. Needed more villains in those movies anyways, not more heroes. They could do a Secret War set of films, but so many of the crucial players in that series are seemingly done like Captain America, Hulk and Iron Man. I do believe we will see a downturn in quality from the Disney Marvel films now as they are fully in control. The start of the Disney Universe did not even manifest with them, but rather Paramount with Iron Man. This series has run even longer than the MCU, but it has been wildly inconsistent. While I enjoyed the film, I just felt it seemed off as I had not gotten to know this Jean Grey enough to be as emotionally vested as had there been a movie in-between. It was nice to see Cyclops be effective for a change, though.
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