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Logan Film ReviewLogan by far, is the best developed and written Marvel film to date. It stars Hugh Jackman & Patrick Stewart reprising their roles of Wolverine and Professor X, along with Dafne Keen as Laura, Eriq La Salle, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant & Elizabeth Rodriguez.

The film was directed by James Mangold (Girl, Interrupted, Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma & The Wolverine) off a script he co-wrote with Scott Frank and Michael Green.

The teaser for the film says, “In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.”

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Logan takes place about 12 years from now, in the year 2029, where a lot of things and events have taken place that involves both all of humanity and mutants alike.  There are so many things I want to say about Logan, but the bottom line is that this is the first Marvel film where the audience had emotional reactions to various moments in the story. No, not stunned moments like when Phil Coulson gets killed in The Avengers! Sure, that made your jaw drop, but that’s about it. No, this film hit you on many levels, depending on how deeply rooted your fandom is in this and the X-Men franchise. This is the Captain America film of the X-Men movies where so much takes place at the underpinnings of the X-Men.

The violence is traditional Wolverine, but not in the sense of how it used to be done, but rather, as its executed by this older Logan.

For those who love the first half of most Marvel films, but hate how they devolve into violence in the second half, this isn’t like that. The story is incredibly well-woven within the context of the confrontations while to be honest, there’s a heck of a lot of character development to go along with, and in between some of the physical conflicts. Every scene something is delivered about the background of the situation, a character or event. Your brain will explode with imparted new knowledge with each act.

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Prisoners review

Prisoners stars Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in a very tense crime drama about the kidnapping of two children, an impatient and angry father, and a slightly quirky detective who follows all the right clues, and then some, while the father goes off on any clue that comes his way.

And as you all know, emotionally reactive victims never get it right… do they?

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After the kidnapping the only clue the police have is a strange RV that was parked down the street from the kid’s house. They later find the RV and arrest the occupant of the RV, a creepy sort of guy (Paul Dano). But there’s no evidence to support the arrest, so the police let him go. But Keller Dover (Jackman) has a gut feeling, and kidnaps him, taking him to an abandoned building, to get information out of him, no matter how.

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‘The Wolverine’ (aka Wolverine 2) Review

December 27, 2013

I finally got around to watching The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, from director James Mangold. (After dealing with Comcast’s new rental delay processes) Jackman reprises his role in yet another Wolverine movie as Logan/Wolverine where we get to see an adaptation on a very popular chapter from the comic’s past, from the Frank Miller and […]

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‘The Wolverine’ Trailer 5-1-13

May 1, 2013

The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, (And Famke Janssen as Jean Grey???) is due out in theaters on July 26th, 2013. The tricky synopsis for the movie says “Wolverine makes a voyage to modern-day Japan, where he encounters an enemy from his past that will impact on his future.” So it’s Back to the Future, with […]

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‘The Wolverine’ Movie Has a Filming Start Date – Finally

April 21, 2012

It’s been a long, slow journey for the movie, but now we have a start date for production of one of the next X-Men franchise character movies, The Wolverine. News is that The Wolverine will start filming in August (2012) in Sydney, Australia. That’s Hugh Jackman’s hometown, who is also going to star in the […]

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Movie Review: ‘Real Steel’

October 7, 2011

Movie Review: ‘Real Steel’ – In a word or two, come by and see why I say this movie is well worth the money spent at the box office to see it.

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‘The Wolverine’ Is Not A Sequel; ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Not A Reboot

February 21, 2011

‘The Wolverine’ Is Not A Sequel; ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Not A Reboot

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Review of X-Men Origins: Wolverine

November 22, 2009

I’ve finally gotten around to watching X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Yea, yea… I’m not on the front of the trending focus these days. At least not yet. This is a terse review of the movie… no great novel explaining everything about it, but rather just an outline of a few thoughts. With that being said, … […]

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