James Mangold’s Logan is not like other X-Men movies. While I have enjoyed the X-Men series overall, I’m not the biggest fan, I don’t know the lore well, and I’ve never cared much for Wolverine’s gruff character. But that’s exactly why I was excited to see Logan. I had heard it was different, and it is.
Saying that I “enjoyed” the movie might not be the right way to put it, but it’s a powerful film that sticks with you afterwards. It took me some time to process it after I left the theater. It almost made me cry.
But leaving enjoyment out of it, here are a few reasons I think Logan is such a special film. (Minor spoilers to follow — nothing major!)
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Major spoilers for Passengers in this post! If you plan to see it, don’t read this yet!
Yesterday I saw the movie Passengers. It looked like a popcorn sci-fi flick about two people (Chris Pratt’s Jim and Jennifer Lawrence’s Aurora) who awake from hibernation sleep on a 120-year ride to a new planet. The trouble is that they wake up about 90 years too early and can’t get back to sleep. But the movie ended up being much more thought-provoking than just that.
Continue reading Why “Passengers” Would Have Made a Great Indie Movie (*SPOILERS)
Over the weekend I saw the movie Arrival, starring Amy Adams as a linguist who essentially saves the world from itself.
*Minor spoilers, not major ones, to follow. :)
Continue reading How a Linguist Saves the World in “Arrival” (*Minor Spoilers)