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)
While Suicide Squad wasn’t the best movie of the year, I really enjoyed it and found Harley Quinn’s character to be the most interesting in the movie. Margot Robbie did a great job of unleashing her sweet, bubbly, half-mad personality.
Not knowing a ton about the character of Harley Quinn from the comics, I analyzed her character from Suicide Squad to get a sense of what she might be like. Obviously this is just one version of her, so I’d love to hear more about her from the comics and other sources. But for now, here are three scenes from Suicide Squad that gave me insight into this particular characterization of her — as someone in love who knows how to act.
Continue reading Harley Quinn, Actress: Her Characterization in “Suicide Squad”
Now that the summer blockbuster season is dying down, I thought I’d write up a quick post on which of the big action movies I saw this year. Some say it was a quiet year for action movies, but mixed in with the mediocre showings, there were at least a couple of winners for me this season. =)
Continue reading The Dazzlers & Duds of This Year’s Summer Blockbusters