The votes are in, they have been counted an verified and I can now proudly announce the Winner of 2019’s Phil’s Quick Capsule Review & Guests Turd Of The Year award is…
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
X-Men: Dark Phoenix brings this latest chapter of the X-Men franchise to close with a whimper rather than a bang. It’s not bad (and it’s far better than Apocalypse & Last Stand) but overall it’s just not good enough for the source material and talent involved. Turner does okay as the conflicted Jean Grey but the story feels so truncated and rushed that it starts to feel like a box ticking exercise.
Worst of all, the few surprises the film does offer are very much hinted at (if not given away totally) in the trailer. Thankfully Marvel now have control back and the X-Men have the chance to fulfil that potential once more.
Other Nominations: Holmes & Watson, Hellboy, The Dead Don’t Die
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…