07 August 2009

X-Men: The Phoenix Saga (1994) - Film Capsule

Heroes: The X-Men and The Phoenix

Villains: Eric the Red and the Gladiator are just henchmen for the unimpressive D'Ken. The Juggernaut also appears.

Diabolical Scheme: D'Ken (amused by the "foolishness of fools") of the Sh'iar wants to use the Emcron crystal to destroy the universe.

Coolest Moment(s): The best part is that this sets up the Dark Phoenix saga.

Worst Moment: The villains are mostly horrible and there are a lot of them.

Comic Book Logic: Why would anyone want to destroy the universe on purpose?

Review in 50 Words or Less: In an attempt to make the story more "epic," the Phoenix prelude was stretched over 5 episodes rather than 2. Lots of strange looking characters and a nonsensical plot remove the team from anything having to do with mutants. At least they saved the universe from a mean pink guy.

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