Tag Archives: Hugh Jackman

Logan

18 May

logan-poster(1).jpgHugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart return to their roles as Wolverine and Professor X, respectively, in this film that is almost certainly Jackman’s last run as Wolverine and might just be Stewart’s last as Professor X as well. And as far as swan songs go, they could not have asked for a better film.

It’s 2029 and mutants have become an endangered species. No new mutants have been born in years and only a few of the old guard are left. One of the few “lucky” survivors is Logan, who is radically removed from his glory days, being reduced to a suffering husk of his former self. And he has gotten off lightly compared to Charles Xavier, trust me. But then a new mutant enters their lives. A young girl (played by Dafne Keen) with a power set almost identical to that of Wolverine’s.

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Eddie the Eagle

28 Mar

Eddie the Eagle (1)Eddie the Eagle is a biographical sports film based on the true story of British ski jumper Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards. As far as underdog stories go, this is one of the best. It is a sweet natured and fun film very reminiscent of the similarly themed Cool Runnings.

Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton) is a young British man who dreams of competing at the Olympics. Since he was a child, Eddie has practiced and practiced his athletic abilities but has been constantly rejected by sporting officials. Despite this, Eddie never gives up on his dream. One day, Eddie decides to train as a ski jumper and represent Britain at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. Aiding him with his training is Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman), a drunken American snow plower who despite his own internal insecurities, believes Eddie has the potential to achieve greatness at the Olympics.

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The Wolverine

20 Aug

The WolverineFreed from the typical save the city/world antics that have too often plagued comic books films, Director James Mangold manages to showcase a film which fans of Claremont’s Wolverine would celebrate. A clear diversion from the first Wolverine origins film which was a mishmash of 4-scene cameos and glossed up action; ‘The Wolverine’ is a character driven story that borrows strongly from the comic.

The story is chronologically placed after the previous X-Men film, i.e. The Last Stand as we find Logan (Hugh Jackman) haunted in his dreams by Jean Gray (Famke Janssen) living out a life cursed with immortality. On Master Yashida’s (Hal Yamanouchi) orders, Yukio (Rila Fukushima) finds Logan and flies him to Japan for a final goodbye. Being the man saved by Logan from the nuclear bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Yashida offers Logan mortality in gratitude as he lies on his death bed. With a prompt refusal, a kidnapping attempt and a volatile granddaughter Mariko (Tao Okamto); things seem like anything but black and white. Continue reading