Jun172019

Critic's Corner Double Feature Dark Phoenix

 

Starring: James McAvoy,

 Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence

Rated: PG:13 Runtime: 1 Hour 53 Minutes

3/5

John Wick: Chapter 3 –

Parabellum

Starring: Keanu Reeves,

 Halle Berry, and Ian McShane

Rated: R Runtime: 2 Hours 11 Minutes

2/5

Dark Phoenix, is the latest in a new revised time line of the X-Men series. Here an alien power is absorbed by a powerful mutant and she struggles to control it. Meanwhile her friends fail to respect her boundaries and things go badly. Feelings are hurt and lack of good communication skills lead to rage fights and only a threat from the outside can remind them of their friendship and bring them together to save the world.

            Dark Phoenix, earns three out of five, Lava Veined Monkeys. Much better than I expected and some good character growth along with dampening of some pride makes a decent story. The acting is great, and Sophia Turner does and excellent job showing the inner turmoil of her character. The effects are great. Not a waste of money if you happen to find yourself in a dark theater watching it.

John Wick

            An assassin gets put on a kill list, because he broke a rule by killing someone in the wrong place. Broken Jaw, Stab, Eye Stab, Pounding Skull Stab, Head Shot, Head Shot times a thousand, Hit by a car, Fall, Dog Bite, Stab, Stab, and Big Fall.

            John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, earns two out of five, OH My God That’s a Brutal Way to Kill Someone Monkeys. If you’ve seen the first one or two, this is much the same. The story is a bit better, but not worth paying money to see on the big screen.