What’s So Bad About ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’?

Okay, before I start this review let me provide a disclaimer; I don’t know anything about the X-Men comics or the classic X-Men animated series or really anything about their characters and their storylines. The first X-Men that I watched all the way through was X-Men: Days of Future Past which my father took me to see in the movie theaters. I enjoyed it but I wasn’t ultimately enticed to see what the other movies are about. The second X-Men movie that I decided to watch with my family one night was Logan which was also pretty good but didn’t make me want to see what the other movies were about. And my third X-Men movie experience has been Dark Phoenix as of yesterday.

I vaguely know about Jean Grey’s comic book storyline as Dark Phoenix and I have a strong hunch that it was not represented properly in the film. However, as someone who isn’t an X-Men fan and is just watching the movie for the superhero action, I found this movie to be mildly enjoyable.

No, it wasn’t the best movie I’d ever seen. Nor was it as good as nearly all of Marvel Studios’ movies but it was far better than I expected after hearing the horrible reviews. Continue reading What’s So Bad About ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’?

Zorii Bliss: A Day in Kijimi: Chapter Nine

The crew was going restless as they waited by Miners’ Gate, making sure to stay out of sight of the First Order patrol that continuously announced their presence as they stomped past in the ankle-deep snow with all of their pompous authority.

“Where is she?” one of the impatient Spice Runners hissed, shifting in his increasingly uncomfortable crouched stance.

Gibble looked back, his disapproval visible even though his face was hidden behind his dark mask.

“She will come. Just be patient.” Continue reading Zorii Bliss: A Day in Kijimi: Chapter Nine