Re: More botched movie plotline?-- Venom vs. Phoenix
While both versions of the characters differed somewhat significantly from their traditional portrayal in other media, I think that X3's Phoenix was improved if only because it offered something slightly different in the psychological aspects of the Phoenix, whereas SM3 offered a meager amalgam of the mainstream and ultimate continuities. I would have preferred to have a full good Phoenix then become Dark Phoenix but the alien aspects of her origin don't really fit with the universe the X-Men movies created, IMHO.
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