This has been a big year for Sophie Turner with the series wrap up in a lead role of the wildly popular “Game of Thrones,” a Las Vegas wedding to Joe Jonas of “The Jonas Brothers” and the release of her latest X-Men franchise film, “Dark Phoenix,” where she took on the lead role.
That film was released to home rental outlets this week.
In the film, the X-Men face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey (Turner). During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force.
Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain.
With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.
Other actors starring in the film include: James McAvoy (“Atonement” and “Split”) as Professor Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender (“Shame” and “Steve Jobs”) as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence (“The Hunger Games” and “Silver Linings Play Book”) as Mystique and Tye Sheridan (“Ready Player One” and “Mud”) as Cyclops.
The Tomatometer on the film review website Rotten Tomatoes is at a just 23 percent with the Critic’s Consensus saying the film “ends an era of the X-Men franchise by taking a second stab at adapting a classic comics arc - with deeply disappointing results.”
The audience score is a bit more positive at 64 percent.
The film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action including some gun play, disturbing images, and brief strong language.
Other films set to release at the box office this weekend include:
n “Dead Water,” directed by Chris Helton and staring Brianne Davis, Casper Van Dien, Griff Furst and Judd Nelson. John invites couple David and Vivian aboard The Bella, his new yacht, to give them a chance to relax and get away. As the boat travels further into the ocean, it runs into an unexpected mechanical malfunction that renders it dead in the middle of the open water. Isolated, they prepare to seek help, but their boat is found by modern-day pirate McLean. They must now fight not only to get help, but also to survive.
This film is rated R for language, scenic violence and sexual situation.
n “Bottom of the 9th,” directed by Raymond De Felitta and staring Joe Manganiello, Sofia Vergara, Michael Rispoli and Denis O’Hare. A tragic mistake lands 19-year-old baseball phenom Sonny Stano in jail before his burgeoning professional baseball career gets off the ground. Now, 20 years later and fresh out of prison, he works to win back his respect, his family, his lost love and his dream of being a professional baseball player.
The film is rated R for language and violence.