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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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. :)
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This weekend I saw the movie Warcraft, which is based on the World of War craft video game. I found out recently that it’s directed by Duncan Jones, who also directed one of my favorite films, Moon. That surprised me, because from the trailers, Warcraft is nothing like Moon — but it definitely made me want to see the movie even more!
Since I haven’t played World of Warcraft, I had no idea what I was getting into it. I knew it was a fantasy and featured some big, brutal-looking orcs. That’s it. My expectations were medium — it was probably going to be entertaining in that forgettable way that action popcorn flicks tend to be.
But I have to say, I kind of loved this movie. It totally exceeded those expectations. Here’s why I think it’s worth watching.
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