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LOGAN (2017) – My rating: 8.7/10

Logan turns out to be a fantastic farewell to this third and final film solely focusing on Wolverine while opening up a host of possibilities as it says hello to a new chapter of young mutants. While I’m sad to see X-Men, as I knew it, fade into the sunset, I realize, we all get old. Today’s action films are so physical, it’s a wonder super heroes like Tony Stark last as long as they have. As you can see, the likes of Spiderman, Superman, Batman and Catwoman have all changed actors with many more to come. Logan (Hugh Jackman) happens to be a picture of beauty as far as the body goes however, we can’t account for what’s inside. While still looking good, he is now out of the action hero game, probably taking on roles more suited to his age. I must say, he did a fantastic job parting as Logan. Not only did he manage to keep up with the new young talent he also managed to look great doing it. The story was great, the acting was extraordinary and the special effects were spectacular. A little too much killing for my liking but that hardly seems to be a problem these days. I did feel some of the killings were unnecessary, as it would have been nice if some of the nicer people had lived, I’m just saying.

The final sequel is set in 2029.  James “Logan” Howlett, formerly known as Wolverine, (Hugh Jackman) has aged greatly because the adamantium fused to his bones has started poisoning him and impeding his healing factor, due to his body progressively growing weaker over the years. He spends his days working as a chauffeur and hustling prescription drugs in Texas. He and albino mutant Caliban (Stephen Merchant), who can sense and track other mutants, live in an abandoned smelting plant across the border in Mexico, where they care for Professor Charles Xavier’s (Patrick Stewart), who is suffering from a neuro-degenerative disease, which causes him to lose control of his telepathic abilities to a devastating effect. Charles is on major medication, and has to be looked after at all times, as well as kept hidden from society because of his superior brain power. Every time Charles misses taking his medication, he goes into seizure that caused catastrophic results, killing hundreds of people. This is why Logan solicited the help of Caliban, who is a mess himself. To make a bad situation worse, Logan reluctantly takes on an 11 year old girl Laura/x-23 (Dafne Keen) who is being sort after by cybernetically enhanced Donald Pierce, (Boyd Holbrook), Chief of Security for Transigen, an organization of cybernetically enhanced enforcers called The Reavers.  Logan’s story get very involved from this point, as Laura was made from his DNA so she is technically Logan’s daughter.  If you are an X-Men fan, Logan is a must see — if you are an action hero fan, Logan is still a must see.  All in all you will love this sequel, it’s history in the making and well played by all.

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (2014) – My rating: 9/10

XMenDaysOfFuturePastX-Men: Days of Future Past is one of the better films in the X-Men series.  It was clear, clean, crisp, entertaining and good story telling.  Wolverine/ Logan, played by Hugh Jackman, is sent back in time, to 1973, in hopes of stopping an event that would eliminate a fatal future for the Mutants and Humans as well.  As usual, the special effects are impeccable and the stellar cast, totally enjoyable.  I was happy to see former X-men like Ororo Munroe/Storm (Halle Berry) and Jean Grey/Phoenix (Famke Janssen ) back in this sequel.  Jennifer Lawrence has played the role of Raven/Mystique in the last 2 films and is eye candy whether she’s in human or mutant form.  The truly great surprise is Dr. Bolivar Trask, played by Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones.  I can’t say enough about Peter’s on screen presence and acting ability.  He is magic in any role he plays.  The question is can Charles Xavier/Professor X, played by both Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy and Eric Lehnsherr/ Magneto, played by both Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender, really come together for a good cause?  Spend the time and money to see X-Men and find out.  This movie was rated high by the viewers who didn’t make a mistake — it’s really a good one.

[X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is nominated for Visual Effect]