With the current Swamp Thing TV series airing on DC Universe, I have been going back and reading earlier Swamp Thing media. After reading the 1970s comic series, I decided to give the 1982 film a view. I have thoroughly enjoyed the fantastical aspects of the original comic series, including the sorcery, Un-Men, the time travel, the T-Rex, and the demon Nebiros. But as was the case with the new TV series, I went into this film expecting something more grounded. I was intrigued by the fact that this was the fifth film both written and directed by horror filmmaker Wes Craven, with the subsequent film being A Nightmare on Elm Street.
This is a non-spoiler review of the new X-Men film Dark Phoenix, another retelling of The Dark Phoenix Saga, this time set in 1992. (Though, thankfully, the film is not too "in your face" about it being 1992.) It is being perceived as the final X-Men film before the property eventually gets integrated and reinvented by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Technically, The New Mutants will be the last film of this continuity. And while Dark Phoenix may not necessarily feel like as grand of a finale as one might hope for the cast of the 2010s X-Men films, it puts me in a position where I appreciate what Fox has done well and what Marvel Studios has done well.