X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Review)

The latest instalment of the X-Men trilogy was released and I went to see it on opening weekend with L. Click here to watch the trailer or watch below. 
So it's been a while since this film actually came out and I'm only just getting around to writing this review up because let's face it, life gets in the way sometimes but I still wanted to share a mini review because I actually really enjoyed this film. 

I loved being able to see and experience the background to the Dark Phoenix and seeing her develop through childhood made the film very entertaining. I love the child actress who played her and I've been obsessed with her since she started playing Hope Michaelson in The Originals. She's very talented and it makes the scenes have much more impact.
The scenes were very intense and I felt all the actors did a great job showing the emotions. I loved that there were a few cliffhangers and surprises that I wasn't expecting at all. However, the film comes at the franchise at a very strange angle. It's hard to know where it fits in with the timeline and there are actually quite a few irregularities between them.
I do think it's very similar to the trailer so in that sense, it was somewhat tedious however with the very fast paced nature of the film so it retained my attention throughout.
Like Daniel Ratcliffe and the association to Harry Potter, I thought Sophie Turner would also be Sansa Stark to me but I really feel like she comes into her element in this film and despite not enjoying her performance in the last series of Game of Thrones, I thought she shone in this film. With all the powerful scenes, she gave it her all and it showed.
Despite the confusing timeline, I loved this film and thought it was very thoughtful but fast paced and constantly entertaining. I loved the flashback scenes and the acting was incredible throughout. 

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