Writer/Director: Simon Kinberg
Starring: Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jessica Chastain, Alexandra Shipp, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-Phee
Jean Grey is a favorite among X-Men fans. She’s had quite the journey as we’ve seen in the comics and film series. Dark Phoenix acts as part origin story as it charts evolution as mutant into the fully fledged Dark Phoenix. Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner returns to the role of Jean Grey after appearing in X-Men: Apocalypse. We learn as a young girl she accidentally caused the death of her parents in a car accident. Her powers of telepathy and telekinesis have only gotten stronger as she’s grown up. She lives under Professor Xavier’s home for gifted children, but her powers have become too strong and uncontrollable driving a wedge between her, Xavier, and the rest of the X-Men. Her vulnerable state combined with powers become the focus of an alien species who can inhabit the human form. Vuk (Jessica Chastain) finds Jean Grey luring her into the dark side.
Here’s my review