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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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In the last Captain America (and other Marvel movies), Nick Fury has been a big part of the underlying story. And to some degree, you expect to see him pop up from time to time in most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films

But now word on the street is that Samuel L. Jackson will not be appearingin Captain America: Civil War, which is due out in theaters on May 6, 2016.

And he is not sure what happened, considering that at first he was being told he was going to have a role in the film. Which is odd, considering how many other folks are in it. Though there is conjecture that since he only has two films left with his Marvel contract, they might be saving him for the last two Avengers films… while not having to fight out a renegotiation with the actor.

Either way…

This is just one more piece of disenchanting news coming out of the Disney/Marvel camp.

Over the last few months I’ve been seeing bits and pieces about how the hostilities between Marvel/Disney and the character rights holders of the Fantastic Four and X-Men have been seemingly growing.

The rumor is this:

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Is SOPA Really That Good For Everyone? It Doesn’t Seem So, Despite The Intent

December 20, 2011

Once again the many can thank the few for having potential freedoms taken away and/or restricted. (This is a quickie article, shot from the hip, talking about…

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Wolverine Movie Pirate Sentenced to 1 Year & A Strong Message is Sent!

December 19, 2011

The man who was responsible for uploading that unfinished copy of X-Men Origins: Wolverine on the eve of April Fools Day more than a year ago was sentenced today…

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Wolverine and the X-Men – Series & DVD Review

October 28, 2010

The following is a review of the animated series, Wolverine and the X-Men, plus, as provided, a quick take on the series on DVD. In a word or two, if you’re even a partial fan, I thin you can’t go wrong with the series released on DVD.

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