The main part of Fox’s X-Men franchise comes to an end with a film that… well, let’s face it, it would be charitable to call it a whimper. We don’t want to just relentlessly give Dark Phoenix a non-stop kicking, we’ll try to find the good where we can… but let’s just say that if you’re Simon Kinberg, you probably don’t want to be giving this one a listen. As usual with a new release, we’ve skipped news (there wasn’t loads lately anyway), in favour of a bit of spoiler-free opinion chat before diving into more detailed discussion of a lot of really, really dumb storytelling decisions.

00:00 Intro/Explain a Concept
05:06 Spoiler-Free Discussion
20:55 Spoiler-Filled Discussion

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This episode was produced by Andrew Hickey. Find Andrew’s podcast A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs at 500songs.com.