I caught Logan and it gave a nice cap to the Fox X-Men series and High Jackman’s run as Wolverine.

Logan definitely earns its R rating. Plenty of violence and foul language (some from an unexpected source) with brief nudity. I would not recommend bringing young children to see this movie.

We are introduced to a world 29 years removed from the events of the first X-Men movie. A world seemingly without mutants and a Wolverine showing the effects of aging and a slowed down healing factor. We get introduced to Laura (X-23) at the same time Logan does.

At first Laura seems like a normal if mute little girl. Until she is not. She turns into a little Tasmanian Devil , Whirling Dervish of destruction. Easily more violent and vicious than we have seen Logan before. Then, we get the road trip from Hell with Logan, Laura and Professor X.

This movie leaves the door open for more future films in this series, but also leaves it at a good finishing point. Barring the Deadpool franchise, I would love to see a reboot of the X-Men movies with different people at the helm.

FYI, There are no mid-credit or post-credit scenes.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Jason Genao

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X-Men Apocalypse


Official Site: Fox Movies

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Lucas Till, Olivia Munn, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Hardy, Alexandra Shipp, Lana Condor

The movie opens with Apocalypse getting set to transfer his consciousness into a new host in ancient Egypt. While he styles himself as a God, not everyone follows him blindly. While he is in the middle of the transition and vulnerable, some guards cause the pyramid to collapse on him and his Horsemen. One of the Horsemen are able to shield Apocalypse’s body until he is wakened in the present day.

We cut to 1983 and are introduced to how mutants are viewed in society and where the survivors of the last 2 movies are. Raven is helping our mutants escape from opressors, introducing us to Angel and Nightcrawler in a forced gladiator pit. Charles has renovated his home into a school for mutants. We have Jean Grey and Jubilee attending as well as various others. Alex has gone to help his brother, Scott, deal with the awakening of his powers. Hank is a teacher at the school. Erik has forged a new identity and is married with a child, lying low. Moira is following rumors of an Apocalypse cult in Egypt.

Moira is present when Apocalypse awakens. He goes on a recruiting drive for his 4 Horsemen, Magneto, Storm, Pyslocke & Angel, and abducts Charles for his powers. He has the intention on causing a global catastrophe to “thin the herd” and rule the survivors. Then the race is on for the new X-Men to rescue Charles and stop Apocalypse and his Horsemen.

TL;DR Ok entry. Not the worst of the entire franchise. But nowhere near the best either. Loved the introduction of the young x-men. Quicksilver stole the show.

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From IMDB: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool. (This really doesn’t do this movie justice)

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapicic, Karan Soni, Leslie Uggams

TL;DR – I frickin loved this movie! Among the best realized comic to screen adaptations.