Logan stars Hugh Jackman, in his final turn as the iconic X-Man, Wolverine. This time around, he’s caring for an ailing Professor X and struggling with his own deteriorating body, when he meets a young mutant in need of help. What follows is a surprisingly bleak but truly fantastic movie. I gave Logan an A+ after seeing it and it now ties with Deadpool as my favorite superhero movie EVER. Logan shares other similarities with Deadpool, like a foul-mouth, a penchant for blood-baths and that R-rating we love so much. Does that mean your kids, who are no-doubt begging to see it, should stay away from Logan? Continue reading →
Man, I have been an emotional wreck since I saw Logan. I’ve even been DREAMING about it! So, does Logan live up to the hype? Will Hugh Jackman be proud of his last Wolverine performance? Listen to my podcast with Rebekah Black to find out. Logan won’t hit theaters until March 3rd but you can buy pre-sale tickets to see it now. I’m also proud to say that this review contains NO SPOILERS, which is shocking because Rebekah LOVES to give away the ending!
We all know that February is a dumping ground for movies. I try to temper my expectations for any film coming out right now because odds are…it’s gonna suck. There are those rare occasions though, when studios slip in a surprise and catch us all off guard. That would be the case for Deadpool. In fact, I can already hear the jokes Deadpool himself would make about that “slip in a surprise” comment.
Deadpool is technically a superhero, but one with a mean streak and a potty mouth. He was Wade Wilson, a special-forces operative until he was dishonorably discharged and later diagnosed with terminal cancer. Wilson tries an experimental treatment that kills the cancer AND gives him extraordinary powers, but it disfigures him in the process. Deadpool then spends the rest of the film tracking down the bad-guys who left him this way, and pining for one true love, Vanessa (played by the fabulous Morena Baccarin).
That sounds like essentially every other superhero plot EVER, but Deadpool is different because of the rules that it breaks. Continue reading →