Shitty Movie Detail: Dark Phoenix

FT, Fartiste Theater's frankenthing mascot.
FT, Fartiste Theater’s frankenthing mascot.

In the Greek myth of the phoenix, after a long life the magical bird dies, usually in a burst of flames, and a new bird resurrects from the ashes, symbolizing renewal in the cycle of life. Dark Phoenix gives a subtle nod to the folklore by having Jean Grey, the titular phoenix, die in a spectacular explosion but then goes dark and gritty. Rather than rising from the ashes, an elite private school is named in Jean Grey’s honor, symbolizing the filmmakers didn’t give a shit about the mythology, the comic source material, nor the audience.

5 Replies to “Shitty Movie Detail: Dark Phoenix”

    1. Good. Caveat: I’m not working on a “novel” so I’ve had to jury-rig things to what I’m working on.

      (we’re a “rebel.” who’d have thunk it?)

      My goal is to write every day, for at least an hour an a half. I’m doing time based because the two projects I’m working on are in the editing phase, so I’m not putting down the words.

      So, if I hit an hour and a half I give myself the word count. I know how much I can write when I’m really working, so that’s how I came up with the hour and a half time.

      TMI, huh? Aren’t you glad you asked? 😜

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      1. Definitely not TMI and definitely glad I asked.
        Also relieving to hear you are rebelling your way through as well. :)))
        Love hearing about your way of getting the time and/or pages in. Very cool.
        Thanks for the update and looking forward to more. :)))

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