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Logan : Movie Review

Hugh Jackman has been Wolverine for over 17 years, and yet he found a way to deliver a new version of the character in quite possibly the best performance of his career and the best X-Men movie so far. A superhero movie of this caliber hasn’t been since the widely-acclaimed “Dark Knight Trilogy”.

Set in the future, a future where mutants are a rarity, Logan/ James Howlett (Hugh Jackman) spends his nights chauffeuring rich businessmen, drunk party-goers and hen parties around the neon lit casinos near the Texas-Mexico border, then getting drunk himself until he knocks out. During the day, he cares for a sickly Professor Charles Xavier (Sir Patrick Stewart) with the help of an albino mutant tracker, Caliban (Stephen Merchant) in an abandoned junkyard on the Mexican side of the border.

Logan (Hugh Jackman), Laura (Dafne Keen), Prof X (Sir Patrick Stewart)

Logan (Hugh Jackman), Laura (Dafne Keen), Prof X (Sir Patrick Stewart)

The main plot begins when Logan is approached by a lady, who is accompanied by a young girl called Laura (Dafne Keen), for help yet being the anti-hero that he is, he consistently rejects her pleas until she offers him money, lots and lots of money. Enter Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook), a cybernetic armed hired gun that is searching for the lady and the young girl and has no issues with killing anyone and anything that stands in his way. Pursued by the cybernetic hired gun Pierce , Logan, Laura and Professor X take off on an exodus across middle America in search of a fabled mutant utopia called Eden.

Donald Pierce aka The Baddie

Donald Pierce aka The Baddie

Part Western, part road movie. Unlike “The Wolverine” where Logan spent much of it powerless, in “Logan,” he has aged to the point where his super-healing powers ain’t what they used to be. He’s scarred, beaten, bruised and battered. When he’s cut, he bleeds awhile. A far cry from the calm and composed Prof X we’re used to seeing, he’s now suffering from possible dementia and is more reminiscent of that friendly yet crazy old uncle you’d find at your local hawker stall. While Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart are incredible actors, the standout performance comes from the lesser-known and much younger, Dafne Keen. Her portrayal as a little girl who only knows pain, unwanted by her “father” and knows close to nothing of the outside world is absolutely amazing. Her acting ability can clearly be seen in her moments of raw savagery throughout and her realization of who she is towards the end.

But where “The Wolverine” started strong and devolved into another ridiculously forgettable comic-book-movie smash-’em-up, “Logan” remains true to its vision. Great for people who love Classic Westerns, Superheroes, The Last of Us(video game) or just Good Movies in general.

Oh and some friendly advice to those that have yet to watch “Logan”, remember to bring a box of tissues because it’s a real tearjerker too.

Ratings: 9.5/10

“Joey, there’s no living with the killing. There’s no going back from one. Right or wrong, it’s a brand. A brand sticks. There’s no going back. Now you run on home to your mother, and tell her everything’s all right. And there aren’t any more guns in the valley.”
– Shane (1953)

To those that have watched it, here’s that iconic clip that served as pretty much the inspiration to the entire movie.

X-Men: Days of Future Past – Review

Another summer blockbuster got release today(22/5/2014) and it was worth the wait. The continuation of X-Men’s series does follow the comic a little but with a twist of Bryan Singer. The full movie action which feature Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page and many more is about the X-Men fixing the future by changing the past.


As the title says, the movie is about travelling the past. Based on the comic it was Bishop who travelled to past, but however in this movie it’s Wolverine who does the time travelling.
The movie begins with mutants fighting with the new age Sentinels – Sentinels with ability to adopt to any power thanks to Mystique’s DNA and the X-Men’s were losing. Iceman getting his head crush, while Blink getting pierce and many more. However Kitty and Bishop were busy running away which explains the going back to the past.
Bishop’s power was to absorb energy and manipulate – somewhat similar to Rouge’s power(based on the movie not comic) and Kitty’s power is to able to time travel.
Soon after, all of the X-Men’s meet at what seem to be an old Buddhist Monastery which includes Magneto. The initial idea was to send Prof. Xavier to past but however Kitty explains that his body wouldn’t be able to sustain that kind of pain. Which means only Wolverine was the only suitable candidate.

Bryan Singer, the director seems had put in a lot of thoughts into this as the X-Men movie series is totally going to be a reboot.

In past, Wolverine is back in his old body without the Admantium(which made us sad) but after the incident of X-Men: First Class. He quickly looks for Xavier and tries to convinces him to free Magneto. Of course Xavier totally ridicule the idea but join in later. Magneto was in lock down the Pentagon and the one who frees him was Quicksilver together with Xavier, Wolverine and The Beast. After re-explaining what has happen in future, Magneto also decide to help aswell but his own agenda in play.

During the reunion of Magneto and Mystique, he didn’t hesitate to kill her and of course Xavier stopped it from happening and in between Wolverine was having a fit attack. After escaping Magneto’s assassination attempt, Mystique continued with her own mission killing Dr Bolivar Trask. Trask is a scientist who fascinates with the human mutation that he start experimenting on them which angered Mystique.
Trask is also the scientist who created the Sentinel program to protect the humans from the mutants.

After the incident of trying to kill Mystique when public, the current president at the time, Nixon decides to go ahead with the Sentinel program. Little do they know, Magneto has hijacked the Sentinel program – so instead of targeting mutant, Magneto could control it to attack on human.
During the launch of the program, Magneto controlled the Sentinel to attack on human. At the same time Wolverine,The Beast and Xavier were trying to stop Mystique from killing Trask.


Plot: 8.5/10

A must watch movie to all Marvel X-Men fans. Even thou the movie didn’t really follow the comic, but the bit and pieces do go back to it’s origin. Our only  nay, is the timeline. As the movie is about travelling back to the past, this crosses with X-Men Origin: Wolverine and X-Men: First Class. We still haven’t figured out how the timeline of the movie is been planned but we loved the movie storyline.
So should you watch it in 3D? Not much effect is in the 3D so might aswell save the money for some pop corn. By the way, do stay till the end credit as the movie will reveal on what is X-Men’s next instalment about.

Deadpool coming soon?

While the internet were buzzing around with Godzilla, Batman, Transformers and even Gambit(Xmen) we were digging on stories on the noisy mouth Deadpool. Ranked 45th on Empire magazine’s list of The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters, the skilful swordsman is verge on getting a go ahead to start filming.
In an short interview, producer Lauren Shuler mention that they are still finalizing the movie but claiming “we’re getting there”. During the interview, Lauren were excited and shared some important details on the movie.

Some details are that the movie budget – that Fox is still discussing whether to do small budget or big budget so that it could be a PG-13 rated movie. The next piece of info is whether or not Ryan Reynolds would be replace and the answer was a little brittle. For now they have no intention of replacing the 37 years old actor but she did mention that Ryan is still in the project leaving us still wandering.

The storyline of the movie according the Lauren that  it’s not based on X-Men Origins: Wolverine but however just be “forgotten” assuming the movie would different from what we have Reynold in an X-men movie before.

X-Men Surprises – Teaser

Few hours ago, X-men movie posted an Instagram tease of what is to come:

Excited? So are we


Quicksilver’s New Image from X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST




Take a look at Evan Peter as Quicksilver s in X-Men: Days of Future Past


The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

Expected to be release in GSC on 22nd May 2014.