X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX Director Simon Kinberg Addresses its Poor Opening - "That's on Me"
Not only was X-Men: Dark Phoenix littered with bad reviews, it also has a very disappointing box office opening. The movie bombed and director Simon Kinberg has addressed the poor opening and takes responsibility for the film’s failings.
During an interview with KCRW’s The Business, Kinberg said, "It clearly is a movie that didn't connect with audiences that didn't see it, it didn't connect enough with audiences that did see it. So that's on me." However he does like how the move turned out and enjoyed the process of making it saying, "I loved making the movie, and I loved the people I made the movie with.”
While the movie could have and should have been a lot better, I don’t think that’s the only reason it bombed. After Disney and Marvel got the rights back to these characters, I think the fans are just burnt out with the X-Men and are waiting for a fresh take from Marvel Studios. Kinberg is excited to see what Marvel ends up doing with them as well! He said:
"I love these characters. I love these world. I'll be super excited to see what Marvel does with them."
If you saw Dark Phoenix what did you think about it? If you haven’t gone out an seen it yet, what was your reasoning?