The remaining installment of the present X-Men franchise, Dark Phoenix hit theaters again in June, however you probably have a tough time remembering that you simply’re not alone. The movie was largely forgettable, if field workplace receipts are any indication with the movie having the excellence of being the bottom gross of all 12 X-Men movies launched by 20th Century Fox. With that kind of efficiency, Dark Phoenix has been the butt of fairly a couple of jokes — together with Xfinity’s itemizing of the film as “an X-Men fan’s worst nightmare”– and now Screen Junkies is getting in on it as effectively with their Honest Trailer for the movie.
There’s no actual option to put this aside from instantly: the Dark Phoenix Honest Trailer is fairly brutal, pulling no punches because it goes for the weaknesses within the movie. How brutal? Well, proper off the bat they examine the movie to what occurs when the human physique dies.
“From Disney comes the last film in this X Universe to remind us that just like the human body, when a franchise dies, it craps itself,” the video claims.
Now, it is value noting that Dark Phoenix is not a “Disney” movie per se. It falls below the Disney umbrella because of the Disney-Fox take care of the movie being made below 20th Century Fox after which distributed by Disney after the deal. That means Disney did in the end should reply for it by means of the corporate’s lackluster earnings report in a comparatively latest convention name with traders. In that decision Disney CFO Christine McCarthy blamed the efficiency of 20th Century Fox movies — together with Dark Phoenix — for the numbers.
”[The Fox] movie studio had an working loss within the third quarter of about $170 million which was pushed by the underperformance of theatrical titles together with ‘Dark Phoenix,’ advertising for future releases, and improvement bills,” McCarthy defined on the decision.
Outside of that, the Honest Trailer additionally goes in fairly exhausting for the movie primarily having a recycled plot from X-Men 3 and factors out a few of its main flaws in that respect, particularly that they did not actually supply quite a lot of Jean Grey or the cosmic potential of the Phoenix Force, two components you’d suppose the story would wish. The trailer additionally identified the bizarre timeline challenge that’s the X-Men movies, particularly noting that with the way in which the franchise has been skipping many years, Beast must be in his 50s.
Ultimately, the Honest Trailer largely writes off Dark Phoenix as a reasonably dismal finish to the X-Men franchise (on this incarnation at the very least) nevertheless it is not all gloom. They do make a strong suggestion for followers: perhaps attempt studying some X-Men comics as a substitute.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is now out there on Digital and residential media.