X-Men Dark Phoenix was released to cinemas in the UK on Wednesday, June 5. In the USA, the origin story is out in cinemas tomorrow, Friday, June 7. With more and more movies coming straight to streaming services, some may be wondering if Dark Phoenix will get the same treatment.
Can you watch X-Men Dark Phoenix online? Is it legal?
No, you cannot watch the full X-Men Dark Phoenix movie online.
Any website claiming to have the full movie to view is illegal.
The estimated DVD release date for Dark Phoenix is September 2019.
Likewise, the origin story will likely be on iTunes and Amazon Video also in September.
Neither Disney nor Fox has confirmed the home entertainment release date yet.
As of writing, any site which claims to have the movie in full is illegal.
And according to the Digital Economy Act, passed in 2017, those illegally streaming copyrighted content could face 10-year prison sentences.
So far Dark Phoenix has not been well received by critics.
On Metacritic, the film currently has a score of 43 – indicating “mixed or average reviews”.
But things are much worse on Rotten Tomatoes, where it has a lowly 23 percent score at the time of writing.
This is well below the 60 percent threshold needed to be certified “fresh”.
The Daily Telegraph gave Dark Phoenix a particularly bad review, saying: “Under any circumstances, this would have been X-Hausting.
“But with this cast, it’s been X-Cruciating to behold.”
Yet some outlets, including the Express.co.uk, had a brighter outlook on the origin story.
Express.co.uk wrote: “Dark Phoenix doesn’t waste time justifying its existence in the convoluted canon but instead dives into one of the most adult dramas of the superhero genre in recent years – certainly since Logan.
“X-Men Dark Phoenix manages to capture a completely different tone to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s boisterous humour, one that is serious, character-driven and tragic without being dull or pretentious.”
All this means you’ll have to head to cinemas to see the movie and decide for yourself.
Dark Phoenix is now playing in cinemas.