If I was going to sum up Logan in one word then I’d probably go straight for “evisceral”. Make no mistake, this is not your mother’s superhero movie.
The final film outing for the phenomenally successful Marvel comics character (that pretty much made Hugh Jackman’s career) jumps forward to the year 2029. America has becaome a walled country and a no-go area for the very few mutants that are left (talk about life imitating art). After years hiding just over the border, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier find themselves on last mission of mercy: to smuggle a mutant child across the country to Canada while being persued by a band of cyborg mercenaries. Continue reading “Film review: Logan”
Missus Dom and me have an arrangement: one of us gets to pick a movie and then the other picks the next one. I squandered my turn on Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, and I’m still wondering if Eddie the Eagle would have been a better choice…
Some of you might remember Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards: the British ski-jumper who entered the 1988 Winter games at Calgary. Eddie had very little going for him aside from iron gonads and a ‘must try’ attitude. He didn’t do very well of course, but the world loves an underdog, so for most of 1988, the world loved Eddie the Eagle.
So much so, it appears, that someone decided that a biopic based loosely around Eddie’s adventures at the Calgary Games might be a bit of a seller.