X-Men: Dark Phoenix - The Cosmic Cut

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Delivers on the promise of an extended cut of the Dark Phoenix. Makes the narrative more cohesive.
If I ever intend to watch the Fox's X-Men Cinematic Universe narrative in order, I will be watching this version from now on.

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The only thing I would change is Mystique's really rude "X-Women" line, it's uncalled for since the previous action scene there were also 4 men on that mission risking their lives (Cyclops (stabelizing the rogue shuttle), Quicksilver (performing quick rescues and improvising safety gear), Nightcrawler (teleporting the astronauts to safety) and Beast (piloting the X-Plane). As a team leader, and also being looked to by the younger x-men, it seems quite a calous and mean spirited thing to say.

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I didn't go and see the film in the cinema, I waited for home release and then I watched the blu ray - I didn't like it but I had the full X-men collection.

Then I waited several months before watching this edit. When I watch a film that's forgettable, I always worry when I watch an edit many months later that I won't spot the additions, in edits where a film has been trimmed I find it advantageous to the editor because I'm less likely to spot their handiwork. But even with this passage of time I was able to recognise where some of the restored scenes were. And Those four minutes actually make something of a difference, after watching the edit I realised how hard I had initially come down on Dark Phoenix. It is a flawed film and not quite the swansong we wanted for the fox-studios mutants. But I feel it is actually a better film than Apocalypse with Charles, Jean and Beast getting their due.

I do recommend this to fans of the previous films, maybe not a newcomer, but perhaps someone like me who thought the theatrical cut was just ho-hum.

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"I'm not as evolved as I thought I was"

With this line and the scene after, Charles Xavier completes what may just be the only other good scene of this movie besides the battle on the train. While Bobson didn't seem to have an issue with the movie, I'm afraid that means, for people that did, he didn't change all that much. Is there a good movie to be had here? We'll have to wait for other edits, but it is at least enhanced by the addition of deleted scenes and alternate endings, including the aforementioned one, which is nicely inserted to just before the theatrical ending. If only Bobson had the time/skills to fully render the shots of the mansion as Charles' car departs the grounds so as to have more of the alternate ending in there, and close it on a more sombre note rather than rely on the tired old chess game routine.

Dark Phoenix is a tough nut to crack, and hardly a pleasure even if enhanced, but if you got something out of it like Bobson did, there's just more here for you to experience and enjoy.
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