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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

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Director:

Bryan Singer

Starring:

Patrick Stewart

Hugh Jackman

Ian McKellen

James McAvoy

Plot:

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Review:

I knew nothing about the Days of Future Past story line from the comics or the TV show so I went in with no expectations. My husband use to watch the TV show so was really hoping for more Bishop. Oh well.

There were a couple new X-Men in the future, and in the case of Bishop there was no explanation of his powers. Quicksilver was probably the best part of the movie. Loved the scene with him in the kitchen, the music reminded me of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

The movie ended up being a reset switch. Everything that has happened in the movies up until now we don’t even know if it happened. Everyone that died is back, the world is all hunky dory.

I call bullshit. There is no way humans would be ok with mutants after one tries to kill the president, brings a whole stadium to the white house, and is only stopped when another mutant stops him. They don’t even get to imprison the mutant that tried to kill the president because another powerful mutant lets him go.

Even with the unlikely ending I liked the movie. Didn’t love it, don’t need to own it, but I liked it.

3/5

The Wolverine (2013)

The Wolverine

Directed By:

James Mangold

Starring:

Hugh Jackman

Tao Okamoto

Rila Fukushima

Starring:

When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.

Review:

I really liked X-Men and X2 but X-Men: The Last Stand was like a giant dump on the franchise. X-Men Origins: Wolverine wasn’t much better, in my opinion. They had a golden opportunity with Deadpool and Gambit, two of my favorite X-Men, and they wasted it. X-Men: First Class was again just ok.

All that was so that you could understand my feelings behind the X-Men franchise. They use to be day one in theater but I’ve been burned too many times and they’re now rented from Red Box.

Anyway, The Wolverine was probably the best one since X2, though I still didn’t think it was on the same level. The best part was probably the end credit scene and from what I’ve seen on the internet about the upcoming movie I’m actually excited about it.

There were several decent fight scenes, the scene on the train was ridiculous but fun. The movies have always made Wolverine more angsty than I ever thought he was, though I could just be misremembering. The scenes with Jean were stupid, and for someone grieving over his loss he jumped into bed with a new woman awful fast.

3/5 stars