Dark Phoenix, the latest installment in the current X-Men series, is fine. Yes, that is damning with faint praise, but considering Dark Phoenix’s odd mishmash of tones and race to the finishing line, “fine” is both good enough and the best outcome one could hope for. Not exactly a new criticism for a cycle of movies that have been uneven, to say the least. This particular franchise re-ignition began with 2011’s X-Men: First Class starring James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr, a.k.a., Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkhölme, a.k.a. Mystique, and Nicholas Hoult as Hank … Continue reading DARK PHOENIX