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X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX by Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX

Starring:

James McAvoy- Charles Xavier

Sophie Turner- Jean Grey

Jennifer Lawrence- Raven/Mystique

Michael Fassbender- Magneto

Sophie turner completes her metamorphosis in the latest X-Men film “Dark Phoenix”

X-Men: Dark Phoenix starts out with the origin story of Jean Grey, a child born with extreme telekinetic abilities and unable to control them. Young Jean argues with her parents about the music playing in the car, then a rush of voices fill her head and she yells,” Quiet!”. This command renders her mom unconscious, and she was driving, causing them to hit a truck head on. Jean’s parents were killed but she emerges unharmed.

The doctors call in Charles Xavier to take the young girl to his school for “gifted” kids so that Jean may learn to harness her abilities.

A flash forward brings us to the events that immediately followed the X-Men taking down Apocalypse and saving the world.  Charles Xavier, relishing in the new found acceptance of mutants, is dispatching his team of heroes on more and more dangerous missions at the behest of the President and other World Leaders. The latest such mission was to save some astronauts on a shuttle disabled by a solar flare. The X-Men, led by Mystique and Beast (Nicholas Hoult), save the crew but on the last rescue Jean is forced to absorb the power of the solar flare to save the team. The power from the flare further complicates her ability to control her powers.

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GLASS- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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GLASS

Starring:

Bruce Willis- David Dunn

James McAvoy- Kevin Wendell Crumb/ Beast

Samuel L Jackson- Elijah Price/ Mr. Glass

Sarah Paulson- Dr. Elle Staple

M. Night Shyamalan’s 19 year journey through comic book lore comes to a climactic conclusion in his new film “Glass”.

M. Night Shyamalan has brought together David Dunn, security guard turned vigilante with the ability of knowing people’s thoughts just by touching them and Kevin Wendell Crumb, an abused child who has developed multiple personalities including one called the Beast that kills young girls. The ringmaster for this battle between good and evil is the Mastermind Mister Glass, a genius obsessed with comic book lore that killed hundreds of people in terrorist acts to prove David Dunn can’t die. Mr. Glass is going to turn the beast loose on David.

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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

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apocalypse-movie-posterOnly the Strong Will Survive

After the timeline-changing events of “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, many people were worried where the franchise would go from here.  “X-Men: Apocalypse” opens as an ancient being is performing a ritual in Egypt, but his people turn against him; trapping him in the deepest depths of a pyramid for eternity.  Back to the present.  Ten years since the events of “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters is in full-effect, with many Continue reading