I guess it’s fitting that, like X-Men: The Last Stand before it, the “Dark Phoenix Saga” has risen from the ashes like a... uhh, phoenix to kill off Fox’s X-Men franchise once and for all. I guess the ball is now in Kevin Feige and Marvel’s court to bring the franchise back to life again. But hey, at least Wolverine went out on a high note, right?
Does anyone else remember the months and weeks leading up to the release of The Phantom Menace? There was more hype and anticipation for this film than any other in memory, with the possible exception of The Force Awakens 16 years later (and then Avengers: Endgame a few years after that). Then the film came out and was actually pretty well received, although a lot of people seem to forget that. It wasn’t until a few months later when it was released…
Film 3 in the 2008 edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
A technical marvel in terms of cinematography and film editing, and expertly crafted in every regard, but ethically and morally repugnant. It’s a masterpiece without question, but terrible at the same time. I don’t know how to rate this, and I hate that. It’s a 4 star movie that I feel compelled to give only 1 star to simply because of how evil it is.
Film 2 in the 2008 edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
A technically important movie, and widely regarded as the first western (interestingly shot about a decade before the death of the American Old West). The final shot is iconic, but it is a museum piece more than anything.