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Movie review: ‘Dark Phoenix’ closes out the X-Men saga (for now) | The ESO Network
For better or worse, “Dark Phoenix” marks the end of the X-Men franchise as we know it. It’s a little like a political lame duck; it’s being released after the Disney/Fox merger but does not tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Reviews for the film haven’t been kind — it’s currently sitting at 24 percent on Rotten Tomatoes — and with its $33 million opening weekend box office, it barely managed to beat out Disney’s live action “Aladdin,” which is in its third week. (As a side note, I actually went to see “Aladdin” again this past weekend, and I …