Logan (2017)-Film Review

Logan is the third spin-off film following the popular X-men character Wolverine, as portrayed by Hugh Jackman, in what is supposedly his last time playing this character. Set in the near future, Wolverine, who is an old and beaten version of the hero he once was, is caring for an ailing Charles Xavier in a secret hideout on the Mexican Border. However, Wolverine’s attempts to hide himself and his history from the world are forced into turmoil when he meets a new young mutant, who is being chased by dangerous forces. This film follows Deadpool in being an adult rated X-men film. However, this film, unlike Deadpool, is very mature, dark, and a much more serious and dramatic portrayal of a super hero story. It is more on The Dark Knight end of the superhero film spectrum than the Iron man end, there are hardly any jokes or quips, and the action is probably the most brutal and violent action I’ve seen in a mainstream superhero film, even more so than Deadpool as Deadpool’s violence was cosmetically over the top. This film is actually more of a character study of these characters that we have known for years, and is definitely one of my favourite X-men films. It’s intense, engaging, emotional, visceral and ever so exciting. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Dafne Keen, and is directed by James Mangold. Continue reading “Logan (2017)-Film Review”

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X-men: Apocalypse (2016)-Film review

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X-men: Apocalypse is the latest film in the X-men franchise, featuring the younger cast from X-men: First Class. The film pits the X-men against the most dangerous villain to date: the ancient mutant Apocalypse, who sees himself as a God and seeks to purge Humanity and leave only the strongest mutants alive as his followers. The film also gives us younger versions of character’s we’ve seen before, such as Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Nightcrawler, and introduces several new characters as well. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Oscar Isaac and much more, and is directed once again by Bryan Singer. Continue reading “X-men: Apocalypse (2016)-Film review”

Captain America: Civil War (2016)-Film review

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Captain America Civil War is the latest film in the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe and is the 3rd Captain America film, although it seems much more like the 3rd Avengers film as it features the majority of hero’s that we’ve seen before (excluding Hulk and Thor), and introduces the characters Black Panther and Spiderman to the growing pool of superheroes. Based very loosely on the 2005 comic book series of the same name, this film pits the Avengers against each other, as leading Hero’s Captain America and Ironman disagree over a decree to turn the hero’s into assets of the UN; Ironman believes they need to be controlled, as when they are left to their own devices innocent people can sometimes get hurt, whereas Captain American believes they shouldn’t be weapons for a government as they can be corrupted. The film is very much about this clash of ideology between these two powerhouses, as all the characters we’ve come to know and love are forced to take a side and fight people they once saw as friends. It also continues the story of Bucky Barns a.k.a. The Winter Soldier that was started in the last Captain America film. The film is directed by the Russo Brothers and stars the returning cast of Chris Evans, Robert Downy Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Rudd, and introduces Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther and Tom Hollan as Spiderman.     Continue reading “Captain America: Civil War (2016)-Film review”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice(2016)- Film review

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Batman v Superman is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman, with Jeremy Irons, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams and Gal Gadot supporting. It is the second film in planned DC Cinematic universe, after Man of Steel. As the title implies, the film focuses on the clash of these two well-known heroes. Batman, and the rest of the world, are in a fierce debate over Superman’s morality after the death and destruction of Metropolis caused during his fight with General Zod at the end of Man of Steel. Batman sees Superman as a threat to humanity on a global scale and, motivated by the death of a friend in the Metropolis battle, makes it his personal vendetta to destroy the Man of Steel. Unfortunately, the rest of the plot was spoiled by that second trailer, so as the trailer shows, Lex Luthor is in the background manipulating events, and another villain, Doomsday, appears to bring the characters together. There was stuff I enjoyed in this film, and some things I probably liked more as a fan of the comics, but there was also a lot of elements I really didn’t like. Continue reading “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice(2016)- Film review”