The reviews for Dark Phoenix are in and it seems like this might be the worst rated movie from the entire X-Men Franchise.
The reviews for 'X-Men Dark Phoenix' are here and the verdict doesn't look too well. In fact, the movie disappointed the fans so much that it's officially the lowest-rated X-Men movie ever on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie has been in works for several years and it finished its production in 2017 but, thanks to extensive reshoots and delays, it's just now going to be arriving in theaters this weekend and will serve as the end to this version of the mutants on the big screen. But, as the early responses suggest, it doesn't seem like this phase of X-Men will be going out with a bang.
For those who have been following the franchise since the beginning, they know that the X-Men franchise has had their share of ups and downs. For example, 'X2: X-Men United', 'Deadpool', and 'Logan', were critically acclaimed and did very well at the box office, but others like 'X-Men: The Last Stand' and 'X-Men: Apocalypse' were not up to the expectation to say at least. But, even after the mixed result, the studio kept producing new entries at a steady pace and all of them were at least commercially pretty successful.
It has been nearly been two decades since Fox Studios kicked off the original X-Men franchise and that ushered in the beginning of the golden age of cinemas. With Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox's entertainment assets now official, the X-Men franchise will eventually be rebooted as the characters will be also introduced to the MCU. Even though Dark Phoenix aimed to send the series off on a high note, the polar opposite happened and it looks like Fox saved the worst for last.
As seen on Rotten Tomatoes, Dark Phoenix's score of 21% with 90 reviews as of now and it marks an all-time-low for the entire X-Men franchise. Even in comparison, The Last Stand, X-Men Origins - Wolverine, and Apocalypse scored 58%, 37%, and 47%, respectively and Logan has the highest with a strong 93%. It is also worth mentioning that there will still be a lot of 'Dark Phoenix' reviews that will be published in times to come as 'Deadpool' 2 had 379 counted on Rotten Tomatoes and Logan had 387.
Hence, the fate of Dark Phoenix is not set in stone yet, but it would be quite a turnaround if it does not end up being the lowest-rated X-Men movie on the website. The score may fluctuate a few points as more reviews come in, but it will probably stay in the 20s.