@Miguel Evaristo Interesting. Why do you think The Last Stand is better than Dark Phoenix?
Because The Last Stand has good dialogue, good action sequences, many characters, etc. Dark Phoenix has poor dialogue, good action sequences, but lacking them through the movie, and few characters, with poor character development. At least X-Men: The Last Stand feels like a satisfying movie, not Dark Phoenix though...
Dark Phoenix. It has a lot of ambition that I admire. Being a psychological thriller that focuses on a character vs self conflict instead of facing an external conflict. That is rare for a superhero movie.
I think Jean had pretty good character development.
Dark Phoenix is a movie with good intentions and with very good ideas. But it doesn't perform them or realize them very well. And the final result is lacking.
I do not care what everyone else says Dark Phoenix is one of my personal favorite x men movies. My one and only problem with it is that they killed mystique
Oi no spoilers vabales
Personally I think Dark Phoenix is a mediocre movie while The Last Stand is a pretty okay movie. Here are my reasons why.
The Last Stand
Has excellent action
Decent character arcs (particularly Wolverine and Storm)
Some of the emotional beats hit
It is a nice send off to the original X-Men trilogy
It wastes Angel and Jean
Some character deaths (mainly Cyclops and Professor X)
Tries to juggle too many plots in a movie that is 105 minutes long
The train scene
The characters of Jean and Magneto
The villains are rip-offs of the Skrulls from Captain Marvel, and their powers are inconsistent
Everyone acts out of character
The cast is particularly bored (mainly Jennifer Lawrence playing Mystique)
Weird errors, such as when Mystique dies, there is no blood on Jean, but then minutes later, there is blood on Jean’s shirt
Spoiling Mystique’s death in the trailers
Wasting new characters like Selene and Red Lotus
Quicksilver only has 5 minutes of screentime
Cyclops, Nightcrawler, and Storm do nothing
Fox should have had the perfect formula to end the X-Men franchise after almost 20 years
There was blood shown on Jean right hand after she touched Mystique and then later she was shown wiping it on her shirt.
The cast wasn’t really bored(except JLaw obviously). Kinberg was asking them to act like they were in a serious drama.
I wouldn’t say that everyone was acting out of character. Xavier’s repressing Jean’s memory makes sense when you consider what he went through in DOFP. His pain made his powers go out of control and that is pretty much what happened to Jean in this movie.
Last Stand was at least entertaining. Dark Phoenix was really boring.
When I think about it. Neither of them are really better or worse since X3 was made to be a summer event picture while Dark Phoenix was made to be a psychological character drama.
Unless we are just talking about them as adaptations.
What do you think?