When the time-travelling shenanigans of 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past inadvertently erased the events of 2006’s much-maligned X-Men: The Last Stand, 20th Century Fox’s Marvel-adjacent franchise was gifted the opportunity to revisit one of the comic’s most popular storylines. Reassembling its all-star cast for what must surely be their final outing following Fox’s recent acquisition by Disney, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is a well-intentioned, if ultimately unnecessary, postscript to the uneven series.
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