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Logan (2017)

Logan (2017)

Director:

James Mangold

Starring:

Hugh Jackman

Patrick Stewart

Dafne Keen

Plot:

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Review:

A violent, indie Wolverine movie. I enjoyed the violence and language, but if they were going to be indie I wish they’d embraced it more. Wasn’t a fan of the ending, and not just because of the deaths, I wish they’d gone Children of Men and just ended it.

It was nice to see this Logan, and I liked the world expansion, but is it ever going to be expounded on? Or are we left with just that?

Too many questions and not enough answers.

3/5

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Director:

Chad Stahelski

Starring:

Keanu Reeves

Riccardo Scamarcio

Ian McShane

Plot:

After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

Review:

I did not get to see this in theaters, sadly, I think it actually bothered my husband more than me, but what can you do. Newborns.

Anyway, knowing that it was highly unlikely we wouldn’t like this we ordered the steelbook from Best Buy and watched it the day it came out. We were not disappointed.

So many good fight scenes, and it was all shot so well, no stupid shaky cam or over usage of quick cuts. I loved the world expansion and all that we learned, it’s so interesting. Sure it’s romanticizing assassins, but it’s just so damn cool.

Something I really enjoyed was the fact that this told a complete story, but it also set up for the sequel. The point of this movie though wasn’t the sequel, I’m looking at you Avengers Age of Ultron. The way it was done made me want to know more about the characters and the world, but didn’t leave me without a conclusion to the current conflict.

Loved this movie, though, I’ll need to watch it another time before I decide if it was better than the first.

5/5

Central Intelligence (2016)

Central Intelligence (2016)

Director:

Rawson Marshall Thurber

Starring:

Dwayne Johnson

Kevin Hart

Danielle Nicolet

Plot:

After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Review:

I was looking for just a dumb comedy and I happen to like Dwayne Johnson so figured why not. I was happy that there weren’t any short jokes for Kevin Hart, instead they just did more physical jokes on that side of things. It was an improvement.

However, in all honestly, I didn’t laugh until the very end of the movie with the end credits bloopers. It was an amusing movie, but nothing really remarkable about it.

3/5

Bad Boys II (2003)

Bad Boys II (2003)

Director:

Michael Bay

Starring:

Will Smith

Martin Lawrence

Plot:

Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel.

Review:

I didn’t plan to watch this movie, but flipping through streaming services it appeared and I couldn’t not watch it. This is really Will Smith at his peak, him and Lawrence were great together. I didn’t plan on watching the full thing, but each time I started to turn it off something funny would keep me watching. I love the marriage of comedy and action. My husband says that this is the best Michael Bay movie and I think I agree with him.

4/5

Lockout (2012)

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Lockout (2012)

Director:

James Mather

Starring:

Guy Pearce

Maggie Grace

Peter Stormare

Plot:

A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

Review:

I like the idea of this movie more than I like the actual execution. There was a lot of promise, but I feel like they blew their budget on bad CG at the beginning and then the good parts were rushed.

Snow, Guy Pearce, was a total asshole and it was fun to watch. Maggie Grace’s character was underdeveloped, there were hints of stuff but it was glossed over and she was kind of boring but with potential.

I liked the idea of the prison in space. I wished it hadn’t ended with a “romance” between the two characters. I wish there was more to this world and would have enjoyed more character stuff.

3/5