Jean Grey (played by the beautiful Sophie Turner) obtains incredible powers that corrupt her. She becomes "Dark Phoenix". The X-Men gather and must decide how to deal with the Dark Phoenix because the people of the world are at steak. The impressive supporting cast includes: Jennifer Lawrence as Raven / Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy / Beast, Jessica Chastain as Smith, James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto, Evan Peters as Peter Maximoff / Quicksilver, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner / Nightcrawler, Evan Jonigkeit as Mortimer Toynbee / Toad (rumored), Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers / Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe / Storm, Daniel Cudmore as Untitled, Ato Essandoh as Jones, Summer Fontana as Young Jean Grey and Scott Shepherd as Dr. John Grey.
Starts off with the typical Marvel intro. The voice over says "Who are we, are we who others want us to be". It's set at 1975. A family is driving and the daughter somehow is changing the radio dial. She is hearing voices and says "quiet!" then there is a car accident. She is taken to hospital. Professor Xavier visits her and has a chat to her. He says he has a school. He says that she has a gift and that she can use it to do good stuff. She says "your not like the other doctors".
Professor Xavier takes her to the Xmen mansion of students. She says you can't fix me. He says "no, you are not broken". We cut back to the current day. A shuttle has been stranded in space. The Xmen have been hired to save them. The Xmen use their powers to stabilise the shuttle. A captain is left behind though, he's missing. They decide to stay.
"A solar flaire goes through the Xmen spaceships. Gene is taken outside because of the flaire. She is exposed to a solar flaire and takes it in. This scene is visually fantastic"
The Xmen return to earth as heroes. Raven has a conversation with Professor Xavier. She wants the Xmen to be called XWomen! Gene goes under observation. Dr Xavier says that Gene has more power now, she's off the charts. She says to her boyfriend that she is buzzing with energy. At a house dinner some intruders surround the house. One of them turns into the host woman. Raven has a chat to the Dr Xavier. She wants to leave the Xmen.
"Gene has a big headache and falls down and her energy sends people flying. Professor Xavier uses his special room enters her brain and tries to read her thoughts. This scene has got great effects"Professor Xavier tries to calm her thoughts. She hurts Xavier by protecting her thoughts. Cyclops visits Gene. She touches him and he collapses. "The power is contained inside of a mutant" says a man to another alien (in human form). He says that she doesn't know whats happening to her. Gene visits her dad. He says the accident was her fault. She touches her father and he falls down.
Next the X Men arrive and tries to bring Gene home. She attacks them. She attacks the police officers. These scenes are cool. Gene says "When it comes people are going to get hurt". She hurts Raven bad, she passes on. The Xmen bury Raven. Scott thinks that Gene didn't mean it, "that's not the Gene I know". Beast blames Professor Xavier for Ravens death. He says that Professor Xavier taught her to express her anger and other techniques. Beast hates Xavier.
The aliens take human form as the FBI, they visit Mr Grey's house (genes dad) and ask her questions about Gene, what she looks like etc. Gene visits Magneto and his men. He is in the country side. Gene says to Magneto "you hurt people, how do you stop".
"Michael Fassbender as Magneto puts in a powerful performance. He has a commanding voice. He wants Gene to express her anger. The army arrive but Gene sends the chopper away with her special powers. Cool scene. Magneto tells her to leave"
Professor Xavier calls the government. He says the Xmen no longer have his support. Gene is drinking at a bar. Vuk (a villainess alien being) chats to her. She knows Gene is special. The Xmen Beast visits Magneto. He says that Gene killed Raven. Magneto says if he finds her he'll kill Gene. Beast say he knows. Vuk says it wasnt a solar flaire and that it was energy that was drawn to Gene. She says that this energy destroyed everyhing it kept in contact with. But Gene was strong and she could accept that force.
Magneto wants revenge for Raven and he's out to get Gene. The Xmen fight Magneto's men. Good special effects. One on one fighting. Beast fights on the side of Magneto. Magneto confronts Gene. Gene defeats Magneto. Gene confronts Professor Xavier. Professor Xavier makes her think of the past and that theres still hope. Gene stops attacking Professor Xavier. The blonde alien sucks Genes power in. But just as shes finishing the Cyclops hits the blonde alien with his laser. It stops the energy flow. The Xmen are taken prisoners.
In the train the Xmen chat to Magneto's men, they want to protect Gene. The alien men arrive and beat up the Xmen. This battle is awesome. Hand to hand combat plus special powers. Rapid action scenes. Magneto bends metal to defend himself etc. The blonde woman arrives and she attacks the Xmen on the train. She attacks Beast. Magneto is next. Magneto controls many guns and attacks Vuk. Great scene. It doesn't work. Next she attacks Cyclops.
Gene then gets a thought that she has to "protect her family" and she knows what she has to do next. The alien beings attack her. She defeats them, she disintegrates them while they attack her at pace. Gene then fights the Vuk. She goes into space with Vuk and destroys her. Gene says you were wrong "my emotions make me strong" and defeats her. But she inturn disintegrates. She says she evolved beyond earth.
"Magneto meets Professor Xavier for a game of chess. They are friends now. What a great way to end the movie. What I like about the Xmen universe is that there have always been some special relationships between the Xmen team and Magneto's men"
Sometimes these characters cross the line and join the other team. Michael Fassbender as Magneto and James McAvoy as Professor Xavier have always given depth to their characters. Sophie Turner as Jean Grey carried the film well. What an exciting 1hr 53min.