Across the globe last week, Dark Phoenix positively shattered records, becoming the lowest grossing X-Men film of all time, the most poorly reviewed X-Men film of all time, and pretty much cemented its legacy as one of the biggest and most costly flops of 2019.
But let's not stand on ceremony here - this thing was destined to fail from the get-go.
From the moment Fox announced this film, to when it became clear that Disney had acquired the studio outright, all of it seemed to culminate in a complete and total mess of an opening weekend. But there is still a chance for Dark Phoenix to succeed, just not in the market it's makers had been anticipating.
How so? Because Dark Phoenix isn't just bad. It's so bad that its completely and totally glorious.
It's the kind of film that's so bad that you spend the whole film laughing in disbelief at what is happening before your very eyes. It has a long and very promising future as a midnight drive-in movie for years to come. So let's recount the goofiest, dumbest, and flat-out most hysterical scenes in the film that are sure to earn howling responses from audiences around the world.