Logan Review

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In early March I had the chance to see the movie Logan, which is the last movie where Hugh Jackman will play the iconic character of Wolverine. As a fan of the X-men movies and comics, I excitedly awaited to see my favorite mutant on screen for the last time. I amĀ  happy to say that this film lived up to my expectations, this film was more serious-minded, profound and compelling than previous Wolverine films.

The story of Logan is that mutants have gone extinct and Wolverine needs to take care of Charles Xavier who currently has dementia. Along the way, Logan and Charles meet a girl named Laura who is another mutant that may be related to Logan and they both need to drive her across the Canadian border to a haven where other mutant children are rumored to reside.The mutant children are hiding to avoid government officials that want to use them for experiments.

The film didn’t feel like the common mainstream of other Marvel and DC superhero films, it felt more like a Western film like a classic Clint Eastwood movie. With a compelling script and masterful action scenes, Logan is sure to impress all audiences.

How “geek movies” have taken over the movie industry

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In 1977 a revolutionary movie gets released in cinemas called Star Wars with amazing special effects and a compelling story, its sadly ahead of its time.However, this film helped create a mythology that many people today are familiar with from its sequels, prequels and spin-offs. After the success of Star Wars, the sci-fi series Star Trek began gaining momentum with its own movies, with the critically acclaimed Wrath of Khan bringing new to the franchise. However, we now live in a time where these movies that were considered “geeky” are dominating the film industry and gaining more fans every day.

Today, we are constantly seeing movies that are targeted towards the geek community. For example, the Marvel Cinematic Universe films have been a dream for most comic book fans. Many fans thought it was impossible for different superheroes with their own stories to be all in one movie, yet today most of these movies accumulate more than 30o million dollars in the box office on average. The emergence of fantasy and anime films is a reminder that there are movies originally targeted towards a geek audience are becoming more mainstream and inclusive.