Sophie Turner stars as Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Photo: Twentieth Century Fox

X-Men: Dark Phoenix’s impossible task of doing the comic book justice

  • Squeezing in the entire Phoenix story arc, including the preceding saga in which she becomes Earth’s greatest hero, is incredibly difficult in a single film
  • The best adaptation of The Dark Phoenix Saga is still the one done by the ’90s cartoon X-Men: The Animated Series
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Sophie Turner stars as Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Photo: Twentieth Century Fox
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Sophie Turner (right) and Jessica Chastain in a still from X-Men: Dark Phoenix (category IIA), directed by Simon Kinberg.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix film review – Sophie Turner plays Jean Grey in lacklustre final chapter in mutant series

  • The series’ all-star cast return for what must surely be their final outing following Fox’s recent acquisition by Disney
  • But this retelling of the Dark Phoenix saga, though far more faithful than 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, fails to raise the franchise from the flames
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Sophie Turner (right) and Jessica Chastain in a still from X-Men: Dark Phoenix (category IIA), directed by Simon Kinberg.
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