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Movie Review: Logan (2017)

T’is one example that nothing lasts forever.. At least for mutants, superpowers and stuff. Life’s reality has set in for Xavier and Logan here as they have grown older, weaker and less powerful. Yes, and that they are human, after all.

Hmm… it’s also good that they fade since it’s starting to get bit tiring after so many X-Men movies, ya’ know.  Yet still, there’s someone ‘created’ to continue the journey — Laura, Logan’s daughter.

Have you seen this film Logan?

Well, it’s different when children don’t grow up with their parents — mother or father — they become more rebellious. Yeah, more than just either somebody ‘bad’ raised them or ‘tough” circumstances overwhelmed ’em — but because they don’t really understand what ‘respect’ is. They become too independent and get unknowingly influenced by ‘wrong’ people. And so, they end up with an all-fun and “what’s in it for me” mentality. Of course, this group in the film, we don’t really know their history; and what their habits really are, so..

Mutants are also human, after all

Anyway, isn’t this something like ‘Resident Evil’ and the Umbrella corporation? I mean, Laura and Transigen. Okay, except that Alice is a grown up and basically fighting on her own — while Laura has her band of mutants to help her and each other out.

Logan and Laura: Father-Daughter tag team

Ey, it’s just cool to see ’em father and daughter fighting side by side, uh?! Guess that’s the best part of ’em action scenes in this movie. Incidentally, what’s sad about life though is when many children of today starts to ‘really’ care only when their parents are already dying. On the other hand, what’s kinda funny — yep, funny actually — about this film is when Laura adjusted the cross on the grave of Logan to form an “X” to honor him as the last of the X-Men.

Isn’t that sorta commercializing? Even in the grave, geez. We love the sound of Laura’s swift-talking though. Cute. Spanish is simply one of those beautiful languages.

The new batch of X-Men, how dark their faces?? Haha

So, 2 hours and 15 minutes. Pretty long film. Surely because it’s the last film of Wolverine. But not for Laura. And the new batch of X-Men — Jonah, Delilah, Rictor, Rebecca, Vivian, blah blah blah..

Hehe. Ready?? Vámonos!

Movie Review: X-Men Apocalypse (2016)

With all their mutant powers, X-Men is always fun to watch — to a certain extent. Meaning, if you just want some action — though it’s not lacking. ‘Cause mutants seem to live a lonely life, there’s just no fun, all work. All study. No personal life except for remembering their bad experiences as a mutant. Not even a ‘real’ love life to spice up their existence.

Well, somehow, it’s understandable.

Yet again, if you have already seen X-Men Apocalypse, as a keen fan you’d feel the franchise is deteriorating. Let’s have a glimpse..

See, the initial installments of this series was good. For one, not only because t’was still new but because of its stellar casting which is why every character was given importance. In X-Men Apocalypse, what happened to the character of Storm? She used to be a major part of X-Men but now, she’s like given lesser than a supporting role. See? That’s the magic of Halle Berry, or having ‘big names’ in the film — they’d be given more weight.

Then again, this is also some problem on the script. Just look at Wolverine. He’s been on and off in this series. And even of lesser significance than a guest in this installment. Sad to say but save for Jennifer Lawrence, no one really has that international appeal.

Script, casting — that’s the real issue.

J-Law a.k.a. Mystique became the main character?
J-Law a.k.a. Mystique became the main character?

The plot on the coexistence of humans and mutants only highlights the issue on acceptance — not the problem of human beings as selfish and greedy which is really why there is chaos in this world. The producers should make this change to enlighten lost souls — you know, social responsibility — and not just focus on entertainment which could decline further if they can’t even fix Mystique’s hair and forehead. Hah! Some angles were just pretty bad, those aforementioned parts didn’t look natural anymore — prosthetics and all!

Oh well..