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Logan review

Posted : 1 month ago on 13 November 2017 03:01

Like the shades of the character, the effort of Paul Stewart of feeling at home. Obvious but effective.


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Logan review

Posted : 4 months, 4 weeks ago on 19 July 2017 06:02

Looking to see it, as I have a very busy schedule with my agency and I haven't had a chance to watch it yet. Something to add to the list for this month.


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Logan review

Posted : 7 months, 1 week ago on 4 May 2017 05:50

This movie is darn near perfect. I only wish I would have been a fan of the X-Men in my younger days so this had even more impact. Beautifully filmed, albeit intense and bloody. Highly recommended!


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Logan review

Posted : 7 months, 4 weeks ago on 19 April 2017 02:53

Es buena, se puede notar el estilo abismal de tono que tiene esta película tratándose de un superheroe por medio del western que utiliza en todo su obra. Hay momentos que se hacen largos o innecesarios para el publico, incluso, casi me llego a dormir en el final, pero en general es una pelicula que se logra apreciar para lo que es fin de una era es especifico de los X-Men, y creo que muchas más peliculas deberia influenciarse de esta, no solamente adaptándolo en categoría mayores de 18 años, si no de la manera diferente que quiere contarnos sobre el genero de superheroes.


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Logan

Posted : 8 months ago on 14 April 2017 11:39

We have spent nearly twenty years watching the time-traveling, claw-heavy exploits of the X-Men, and Logan proves a fitting conclusion to many of these characters. In a perfect world, this would be the last X-Men film for a while, allowing enough time to go by for the audience to warm-up to the eventual reawakening of the franchise with entirely new players. (Baring, of course, the fringe players like Deadpool or the in-the-works New Mutants and X-Force.)

 

Logan plays out like a gritty Neo-Western, Shane but with claws and a dementia-addled telepathic genius. It is unquestionably the best of the three solo Wolverine outings and in the upper echelon of the X-Men franchise in general. Not only for its bloodstained hard truths and emotional complexities, but also for the ways in which is finally engages with the darker impulses and heart of Logan’s character that the prior PG-13 films could only flirtatiously blush at.

 

It would seem that co-writer/director James Mangold learned from his few questionable choices in The Wolverine, an already solid and terrific Wolverine film, to make something greater. There’s still a problem of bloated running time, something that’s gotten a strange-hold on our modern blockbusters in general, and the comic book superhero genre in particular. Personally, I could have easily trimmed a few sections here and there, and cut out a couple of the facial stabbings, but Mangold’s generally onto some thrilling sights and sounds here.

 

Not only for the ways in which the carnage is liberally dished out, but for the ways that he makes sure we pull back and look at the physical and emotional cost it takes out on our characters. The best of these films, like the Nolan Batman trilogy, never lose sight of the people beneath the heroics and the moral, emotional, and physical dilemmas and traumas they encounter in their pursuits for the greater good. This is felt throughout the script, but given visceral life in Hugh Jackman’s strongest showing in the role up to this point, and if this truly is the end for him then he’s going out on a glory note.

 

Jackman’s long been a charm bomb in any of his projects, and he makes the odd sight of an elderly Logan wearing reading glasses while wearing blood stained clothing strangely hilarious and nearly poetic in its world-weary and battered heroism. He gets a rich symphony to play here, acting as both surrogate son to a sundowning Xavier and father figure to Laura, a young girl with similar powers, claws, and rage issues. If you stuck this performance in an end-of-year drama without the superhero sheen, he’d be rolling in awards considerations and hosannas.

 

While reliable players like Patrick Stewart and Stephen Merchant are invaluable to pull your emotional interest, and Richard E. Grant is reliably oily as the big bad, it’s newcomer Dafne Keen as Laura that’s the most unexpected performance. Of course, X-23 is one hell of a character in the comics, another lab experiment alternating between taking their rage out upon the world and finding a place of peace, be it inner or a physical location. Keen is charismatic and enigmatic in the role, having to convey complex emotional shifts in a primarily mute role through body language and non-verbal grunting. I want big things for her in the future.

 

Logan is the strongest showing for an X-Men film since Days of Future Past, and one of the strongest recent showings for a Marvel property in who knows how long for its daring to shake up the formula. That near two-and-half-hours runtime can prove a case of too much (the aggressive clone, the farm scenes, protracted scenes of ultra-violence), but there’s just too much that’s good, smart, and emotional engaging here. If this is truly how we say goodbye to many of these characters as played by these actors, then it’s a near-perfect and deeply satisfying way to say goodbye to old friends.



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"Logan" (2017)

Posted : 8 months, 2 weeks ago on 28 March 2017 07:58

FIRST IMPRESSIONS


In 2029, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. But his attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant named Laura arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Hugh Jackman has announced that this will be the last time he plays the character that helped shape his career, and man did he save the best for last! :)

Everybody's talking about how bloody it is… and they're not kidding! This is the first Wolverine movie to not hold back at all on the violence and gore you'd expect Wolverine to partake in! But there's so much more to it than that.

This is probably the most poignant story to ever involve Wolverine, showing him at the end of his rope and finding one last purpose in life, all building up to a wonderfully bittersweet ending. Not to mention, it's genuinely heartbreaking to see the great Professor X suffering from dementia.

There's very little in the way of over-the-top comic book visuals here; it sacrifices fantastical extravagance for raw emotion. It's basically a road trip movie, a dark, grounded, minimalistic drama.

In fact, I'm going to make a bold claim here. This could well be Marvel's The Dark Knight! :)

The performances are all excellent, particularly newcomer Dafne Keen as Laura.

In short, it's the perfect swan song for my favourite X-Men member, and easily one of the best instalments in the entire X-Men franchise.


My rating: 85%



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Logan review

Posted : 9 months ago on 13 March 2017 04:07

[English Version]

Notes: Before I begin, I must clarify that this review would have some spoilers in order to make a point. So, if you haven't seen the film yet and you are afraid of spoilers, please do not continue reading.

Logan (2017) is an superhero film, being the 3rd movie which features the Marvel Comics character Wolverine (James Howlett) and the 5th X-Men movie in the series. Tells the story of an old Logan/James/Wolverine (play by Hugh Jackman) set in the year 2029, who lives working as a chauffeur in Mexico, and with the help of Caliban they keep a deranged and elderly Charles Xavier safe while he saves money to live away from this shitty future world. But Logan's attempt to remain hidden from the world and his legacy fails when a mutant young girl is pursued by sinister forces, and he would became involved on his last mission.

This film caught the attention of the public (incluiding me) for 4 main reasons:
1-Being the last X-Men movie where Hugh Jackman is going to play Wolverine's caratcher.
2-It is the last movie to feature wolverine. Also, the aparence of X-23/Laura, a character which some people wanted to see on the Big Screen.
3-It's loosy slightly on the famous story arc of Wolverine "Old Man Logan", which features Wolverine in an apocalypte future setting.
4-It is R-Rated film, a thing which most fans (include myself) wanted to see a very long time ago, since is what suits for the character.

And well, after seen this.............I Should say that's very disappointed about this in many ways.

Ok, Is not the worst superhero film I have ever seen or the worst on the X-Men film's series, by the final result (and compared to the other previous movies) is not even close to decent. Of course, it had some good things that I can praise: Both soundtrack and cinematografy suits to the atmosphere of the movie, along side the presentation of the first 20 or so minutes are good, Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart give very good perfomances Making it go hand in hand with their respective characters (the first one been an lonely ex-superhero who only cares about himself and the other been an crazy old man who still sees hope in a fuck-up world) also sharing a very good chemistry on screen, action scenes are excelent directed along side with really nice special effects, the pacing is decent (except at the end) and the R-Rated gives the movie a tone a "little" more serious than the previous ones.

So........WHAT'S WRONG???
Althoulgh the world is well presented, is not well-explored at all, we never know how the X-Men broke out or how all the mutants disappeared on the first place in that huge "25 years" gap, most of the caracthers have bland personalities and their they interractiones with the main protagonist forgetable (example Caliban or the family of farmers), the plot is move mostly by VERY obvious conviencies in the movie (example the train where the escape from the bad guys or the scene where Logan Finds the flying droids persuing the children), the villian is an one-dimensional asshole scientific , most of the relationships/interactions are rushed as hell and have little impact on the caracthers what so ever (aka Gabriela, Laura and the other mutant kids), and speaking of which, Laura/X-23 is a plot device with legs, in fact she never need a guard in the first place: She knows how to drive, has survival kills, knows some fighting styles, has the same powers that Logan has, and she know where to go to be safe. WHY SHE NEED A BODYGUARD IF SHE CAN TAKE CARE OF HERSELF??? There's even an scene where she LITTERALY DRIVE HALF THE WAY TO DAKOTA! HERE THERE IS THE PEREFECT EXAMPLE OF WHAT A I AM TALKING ABOUT. Also, her relationship with Logan it's never work out properly like with Charles.

The last act of the film is the part that really kills him, it's rushed as hell, the battles are won by pure conveniences (most from X-23 or the mutant kids), and the final scene where Logan Dies and Laura is crying over this body, IT DOSEN'T WORK!
Since the relationship "father and daughter" between Laura and Wolverine are little explore, like I said before the caracter of Laura is bland, and the final battle fells rush, the consequences that are not shown here and are more plotting vagueness.

Overall, not a bad movie, just mediocre one. Old Man Logan (story arc) may have a lot of conveniences and a simple script, but at least he had a duo with better chemistry and a deeper insight into the protagonist. It is by far the most overrated movie so far this year and one of the most overrated of the genre.

Final Score: 5/10

[Spanish Version]

Notas: Antes de comenzar, debo aclarar que esta revisión tendría algunos spoilers con el fin de hacer un punto. Por lo tanto, si aún no has visto la película y tienes miedo de spoilers, por favor no sigas leyendo.

Logan (2017) es una película de superhéroes, siendo la tercera película que cuenta con el personaje de Marvel Comics Wolverine (James Howlett) y la quinta película de X-Men de la serie. Cuenta la historia de un viejo Logan/James/Wolverine (actuado por Hugh Jackman) ambientado en el año 2029, que vive trabajando como chofer en México, y con la ayuda de Caliban mantienen seguro a Charles Xavier, ahorrando para vivir lejos de este mundo de mierda futuro. Pero el intento de Logan de permanecer escondido del mundo y su legado falla cuando una joven mutante es perseguida por fuerzas siniestras, y él se involucró en su última misión.

Esta película llamó la atención del público (incluyiding me) por 4 razones principales:
1-Ser la última película de X-Men en la que Hugh Jackman va a interpretar el caratcher de Wolverine.
2-Es la última película que cuenta con glotón. Además, la aparicion de X-23/Laura, un personaje que algunas personas querían ver en la pantalla grande.
3-Es un poco flojo en el famoso arco de la historia de Wolverine "Old Man Logan", que cuenta con Wolverine en un apocalipsis entorno futuro.
4-Es la película "Apta para mayores de 18 años", una cosa que la mayoría de los fans (incluyo a mí mismo) quería ver hace mucho tiempo, ya que es lo que lr va mas al personaje.

Y bien, después de ver esto ............. Debo decir que estoy muy decepcionado sobre esto de muchas maneras.

Ok, no es la peor película de superhéroes que he visto o la peor de las pelis de X-Men, pero el resultado final (y en comparación con las otras películas anteriores) no es ni siquiera cerca de decente. Por supuesto, tenía algunas cosas buenas que puedo alabar: La banda sonora y la cinematografía van a la atmósfera de la película, junto a la presentación de los primeros 20 o más minutos son buenos, Hugh Jackman y Patrick Stewart dan muy buenas interpretaciones que van de la mano con sus respectivos personajes (el primero fue un solitario ex-superhéroe que sólo se preocupa por sí mismo y el otro ha sido un viejo loco que todavía ve esperanza en un mundo de mierda) también comparten una química muy buena en la pantalla , las escenas de acción son excelentes dirigidas a lo largo de efectos especiales muy agradables de ver, el ritmo es decente (excepto al final) y "la clasificación de mayores de 18" da a la película un tono un poco más serio que los anteriores.

So..........QUE ESTA MAL CON ESTO??

Aunque el mundo está bien presentado, no está bien explorado en absoluto, nunca sabemos cómo disolvieron los X-Men o cómo todos los mutantes desaparecieron en el primer lugar en esa enorme brecha de "25 años", la mayoría de los Personajes tienen personalides blandas y sus interraciones con el protagonista principal no tiene mucho peso (ejemplo Caliban o la familia de granjeros), la trama se mueve principalmente por conveniencias MUY evidentes en la película (ejemplo el tren donde la fuga de los malos o la escena donde Logan encuentra a los droides que persiguen a los niños), el villano es un científico idiota unidimensional, la mayoría de las relaciones/interacciones se precipitan como la mierda y tienen poco impacto en los personajes (aka Gabriela, Laura y los otros niños mutantes), y hablando de esta, Laura/X-23 es mas algo para mover trama que un personaje, de hecho nunca necesita un guardaespadas en primer lugar: Ella sabe conducir, tiene habilidades de supervivencia, conoce algunos estilos de lucha, tiene los mismos poderes que Logan tiene , Y ella sabe a dónde ir para estar a salvo. ¿POR QUÉ NECESITA UN BODYGUARD SI PUEDE TOMAR CUIDADO DE SI MISMO ??? Incluso hay una escena en la que LITERALMENTE CONDUCE la mitad del camino a DAKOTA! AQUÍ ESTÁ EL PERFECTO EJEMPLO DE LO QUE HAGO HABLANDO. Además, su relación con Logan nunca funciona correctamente como con Charles.

El último acto de la película es la parte que realmente lo mata, es apresurado como el carajo, las batallas son ganadas por conveniencias puro (la mayoría de X-23 o los niños mutantes), y la escena final donde Logan muere y Laura está llorando sobre su cuerpo, no funciona!!!!

Ya que la relación "padre e hija" entre Laura y Wolverine es poco explorada, como he dicho antes de que el personaje de Laura es blanda, y la batalla final es apresurada, las consecuencias que no se muestran aquí y son más vaguezas argumentales.

En general, no es una mala película, solo mediocre. Old Man Logan/El Viejo Logan (arco del comic) puede tener un montón de conveniencias y un guión simple, pero al menos tenía un dúo con mejor química y una visión más profunda del protagonista. Es de lejos la película más sobrevalorada hasta ahora este año y uno de los más sobrevalorada del género.

Nota final: 5/10


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A good movie

Posted : 9 months, 2 weeks ago on 3 March 2017 11:28

At last, you have to give some credit to Hugh Jackman as he managed to end his impressive 17 years run as Wolverine with finally a decent solo installment. Indeed, even though he was so far the big star in this franchise, he didn't get much luck with the previous movies focusing on his character. Still, even though it was indeed pretty good, I have to admit that I wasn't completely convinced though. Indeed, the biggest issue was that the story, even if it was fairly entertaining, was still seriously generic. Furthermore, it was rather disappointing that they didn't give the guy a decent opponent and the best they could come up with was to have him fight an evil version of himself which is a seriously old and tedious gimmick. Still, the damned thing worked anyway. Not really  because it was finally R rated and seriously violent, a long lasting wish of Jackman, but above all because the tone was just so dark and gloomy. Indeed, through the whole thing, you get to see some older versions of Logan and Xavier and they were both really in bad shape which was just so refreshing. Concerning X-23, a lot has been said about this character but even if she was indeed interesting, I can't see her taking over the torch and the future of the X-Men franchise remains rather uncertain at this point. Anyway, to conclude,  it was a really decent super-hero feature and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.


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Logan review

Posted : 9 months, 4 weeks ago on 17 February 2017 11:56

Notes:
*I got to see this for an early screening at my job.
*Of course I have been wanting to see this ever since it was announced.
*The trailers looked incredible and had a different atmosphere to them reminding me of movies like Mud or Joe.
*James Mangold has also directed/wrote Walk the Line.
*For only directing he also did Identity and the previous The Wolverine.
*For writing only he also brought one of my all time favorite cartoons Oliver & Company.
*Michael Green was responsible for writing the awful Green Lantern yet he is one of the writers for the upcoming Alien and Blade Runner movies.
*Scott Frank also returns from writing The Wolverine. He also did work on A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Lookout, Minority Report, and Flight of the Phoenix.
*This is the first film of note from David James Kelly.
*Anyways since embargo should be lifted I will share my thoughts on the whole thing.

Pros:
*It's about time we get a Wolverine film with an R rating of which it most definitely earns.
*There really isn't much in terms of holding back intensity here.
*The fight scenes are raw and ruthless.
*The characters are utilized the way they finally should be.
*Hugh Jackman shows his best performance as the character he has played for close to two decades!
*Newcomer Dafne Keen showed real talent and her angry face was excellent.
*Really everyone did a fantastic job with their roles.
*By far this is the most serious of X-Men related films, but it still manages to throw in jokes and moments that will make you laugh.
*I would also have to say it's the best X-Men film so far.
*Atmospherically it was a beautiful movie too.
*The director and the writers really took care to make this project worthwhile.

Cons:
*There is no stinger at the end so there is no need to stay after.

Verdict:
*In my opinion this is the best of the X-Men films so far. It's relentlessly brutal and gritty, but it's how it should have been from the first one. It's a whole lot of fun from beginning to end. I'm truly impressed with this one. I have to say once it is out for the public go see it asap. You will not be disappointed.


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