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Movie Review Flashback: ‘The Wolverine’ Is Just Plain Fun

I’ve watched basically all of the X-Men movies but there are some that I still haven’t seen yet, one of them being The Wolverine. Since it just dropped on Disney+ I decided to watch it and yeah, its conclusion was predictable, its one-liners were a bit cliche, but overall, I kind of had a blast.

I’m a fan of action films featuring martial arts heavy action scenes so with that aspect paired with Wolverine’s ultimate butt-kicking I found myself grinning on several occasions.

Just like all X-Men films, there’s a real sense of peril. For a while, I didn’t know who was going to live and who was going to die…well, I knew that Logan would make it but it still didn’t make watching him stave off death over and over again any less intense.

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Why Do People Hate ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Again?

For the third time yesterday, (yes, third time!) I watched X-Men: Dark Phoenix and as I sat riveted before the television I found myself wondering why people hate this movie so much? I remember the scathing reviews. Fans said it was horrible, that it displayed some downright terrible acting (as if we’re really expecting Oscar-level performances from a superhero film), and was the worst X-Men movie ever made. How can that be?

The film is well-edited, allowing me to understand what’s happening in the story. The acting seems pretty much similar to the acting in the other X-Men movies. And the action is definitely the best of the X-Men films besides Logan.

This movie makes me happy on so many levels. The music, composed by Hans Zimmer, is dark and powerful, imbuing every scene with a sense of purpose. The X-Men get to really shine as powerful units who play upon each other’s strengths to fight various enemies. And the movie has the best CGI of the films which almost feels like a miracle considering how bad the CGI can be. By the film’s conclusion, I am legitimately pleased every time.

No, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is not the greatest superhero movie ever made but it sure isn’t the worst either. For those of you who are straying from this film because of the bad reviews don’t. It’s pretty good and definitely is far better than the neigh sayers are blaring.

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Madripoor Is an Easter Egg Worth Getting Excited About!

In the latest episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, we were introduced to the fictional island, Madripoor, where Sam and Bucky learned some interesting information that turned the series on its head. I, of course, went Googling to see what significance the fictional city had for the MCU and what I learned excited me big time.

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Apparently, Madripoor is very popular with X-Men character, Wolverine. Yeah, you’re hearing correctly. I see what the MCU is cleverly doing. They’re slowly weaving in the areas that have something to do with these X-Men characters and that is truly an exhilarating thought!

I just wanted to share that tidbit with you and I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

My Excitement for the Future: Doctor Strange

2021 is here and there’s a lot to be excited about but mainly, I’m thrilled to be returning to the storylines of so many characters and franchises in the coming months. I’m starting a new series featuring each of my favorite characters from different franchises and what I’m most excited to see with them. So, I decided to start this series with none other than my favorite superhero in the MCU, Doctor Strange.

If you had told me five years ago that Doctor Strange would end up becoming my favorite MCU superhero I wouldn’t have believed it but it became a fact after Infinity War.

We got to see him as the awesome Sorcerer Supreme that he is, handling business and taking on Thanos by himself with one of the most awe-inducing fight scenes in the MCU, no matter how short it is.

Now it seems that the magical doctor will be playing an even bigger role in the MCU moving forward. There’s already been confirmation that Doctor Strange will appear in WandaVision which makes sense considering that the Disney+ series has already been confirmed to tie into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But that’s not even all!

Spider-Man 3 will feature Doctor Strange in a mentor-like role to Peter Parker in the similar vein to Tony Stark and Nick Fury’s mentor-like roles in both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far from Home. You have no idea how excited I am about this.

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‘The Wolverine’ Is Just Plain Fun

I’ve watched basically all of the X-Men movies but there are some that I still haven’t seen yet, one of them being The Wolverine. Since it just dropped on Disney+ I decided to watch it and yeah, its conclusion was predictable, its one-liners were a bit cliche, but overall, I kind of had a blast.

I’m a fan of action films featuring martial arts heavy action scenes so with that aspect paired with Wolverine’s ultimate butt-kicking I found myself grinning on several occasions.

Just like all X-Men films, there’s a real sense of peril. For a while, I didn’t know who was going to live and who was going to die…well, I knew that Logan would make it but it still didn’t make watching him stave off death over and over again any less intense.

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Counting Down My Favorite Trailers: #4: ‘Logan’

Like I said in earlier posts, these last five trailers to be highlighted are special for their individual reasons. Avengers: Infinity War is a special trailer because of the joy it provides through its reveals of the characters and its choice of musical composition which brings a unique quality to the trailer unlike anything I’ve seen in another comic book movie trailer.

Now, we tackle Logan and why its trailer is so stellar. Here it is.

Okay, here’s the thing about this trailer. I’ve never seen a song match a trailer so well. Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” is so perfect for this trailer. The grim words of the song matches the dark tone of the trailer, the clips shown hide the true weaving of the story, allowing plenty of surprise for viewers of the film in theaters, and it just sounds so perfect with this trailer. Oh, speaking of theaters, that is when I first saw this trailer.

I sat in that theater, pressed back against my seat as the trailer (in IMAX) bombarded me with that song that left me just…shook. It’s also rewarding to know that the movie is as good as the trailer.

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