Logan Reveiw

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If you enjoy dull, tiresome love-stories then I am sorry but this is not the film
for you. If, however, you’re an individual who is looking for a two and a half hour, adren
aline induced action movie, that still manages to pack in the same amount of emotion, then stop what you’re doing, grab your coat and head to the cinema to see ‘Logan’.

20th Century Fox are back at it again with their tenth instalment in the beloved ‘X-Men’ series. ‘Logan’ is said to be the third and final chapter in the ‘Wolverine’ saga and boy does it leave us wanting more.

A Brief Synopsis

Our journey begins by throwing us directly into the centre of the action as we re-join our ‘hero’ and title character Logan, being harassed by average thugs. Good ol’ Wolvie handles the situation in his usual anger-fuelled massacre style, leaving the audience pumped and prepared for a movie that follows suit with much the same pace.

The Good and The Bad

Now, I’ll say it right off the bat, full disclosure, I liked this film. I am a fan of the franchise and have been waiting eagerly since the first trailer was revealed in October last year.

However, the theatrical release trailer, for all intents and purposes may as well have been a short mini-film. After seeing the whole movie, I can confidently say it does not leave much to the imagination. They put all of the juicy, action sequences into that two-minute clip and I was disappointed when scenes that I thought (from the trailer) would be pivotal moments, were nothing more than fillers between the action.

Now action is one of the things this movie does very well; unsurprisingly considering its genre. The director (James Mangold) has managed to strike a satisfying balance between gritty-sometimes hard to watch scenes and heartfelt interactions between the characters. Jackman and Stewart’s characters have a beautiful yet reluctant (On Hugh’s side) relationship that is indescribably rewarding to witness. The dynamic of two, well past their prime, heroes struggling through everyday life is both touching and one of the most tragic things I’ve seen this year. This film really poses the question, what happens to superheroes when they get too old to save anyone? – even themselves.

So, what’s the plot?

The movie takes place in this universe’s year 2029, with Logan and Caliban hiding out on the border of Mexico with a senile, Professor Xavier.  For those who are not familiar with the Mutants, each character has his/her own individual ‘Gifts’. Wolverine, has blades grafted to his skeleton, that can emerge from between his knuckles. Caliban, an albino, has a gift for tracking and detecting other mutants. Professor X, once a brilliant mind and headmaster of his own school for mutant children, being a telepath; has the ability to read and manipulate people’s minds. The sub-plot of the film is that Xavier has developed Alzheimer’s disease and is struggling with spontaneous seizures. This is extremely hazardous for not only those around him but for the entire world. His gift is the most powerful and during these episodes they result in the paralysis of those around him.

The main story begins with the introduction of Laura. Actress Dafne Keen, gives an outstanding performance. Her lack of dialogue (Due to the language barrier) only adds to her portrayal of her character, rather than limiting it. Through the comedic timing of her actions and fLogan 2acial expressions, she really makes you feel for her and by the end of the film you’re rooting for her survival.  In a time where new mutants are rare, Laura is a shock to our protagonist. It is Logan’s task to deliver her to the safety of ‘Eden’, a sanctuary for all mutants alike.

What Geniuses Created This?

The script was a collaborative effort between James Mangold, Scott Frank and Michael Green. The three writers have created and executed characters that although at first seem dislikeable, over time your heart softens as you develop a deeper understanding and connection with these people. Whether you’re a die-hard fan, or have only recently discovered the story, pivotal moments have the ability to leave your chest aching and your eyes damp.

A Warning for The Kids

The age rating for this film is appropriately 15. “Strong bloody violence, strong language” is more than correct with Jackman swearing in what seems to be every other line. This film is definitely not suitable for anyone under 15, If I wasn’t such a fan of gore, I, at 19 years of age, would be disturbed. Viewer discretion is highly advised. But, if you’re not easily offended by swearing and you’re not scarred by Tarantino-esque, levels of fake blood then you’re safe to watch this film.

Should I see this film?

Considering all of this, I still feel like this film is missing something as yet unidentified. Maybe it was the ending that left us wanting more, or possibly the omission of an after credits scene that cemented the finality of Wolverines story. Whatever it may be, I’ll leave you to decide for yourself.

If you still can’t decide you can watch the trailer here:

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Packing

I do not want to pack. I don’t want to accept that I’m moving. I don’t want to come to the realisation that I’m leaving behind my best friend. I don’t want to leave my parents. I don’t want to leave  my dog.

As much as I say I want to get out of this town, when compared to the big scary world, this little bubble is safe.

And so I am sat here. In a room that will soon no longer be mine. Writing this to procrastinate and block out the fact that those boxes are not going to pack themselves. Oh how I wish it was as simple as clicking my fingers. I wish I could wave my magic wand and everything will be done without too much thought. Thinking is the problem. Anything can be done easily when you refuse to think about it.

Put the thought from your mind and pack.

*Insert crying emoji*

(Must end positively -.-)

Smile…it wont hurt you.

Summer procrastination

Hey there, this summer I was supposed to be writing a short story. However I found that when I forced myself to write all the fun disappeared and I no longer enjoyed it. This upset me as I normally really love writing but it just became a chore. The short explanation is that I haven’t wrote anything.:/

Other things I did in the holiday was work, work ummm work and work? 😉 that’s seriously pretty much it :/ i’ve read a lot, the first I think four Harry Potter books as ive wanted to read them for a while. I also read The history boys (which was a set text for college. I’ve also got to read The lovely bones and Top girls) For doing well in my exams my mum brought be two books yesterday which were ‘Wreck this journal’ and ‘The Rosie project’.

I finished the Rosie project this morning and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I think it might be one of my favourite books. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Wreck this journal is basically what it says. You have to do all these really cool things to ‘Wreck’ the book. (yes, being a book lover, this does go against my morals but its good to be a bit naughty sometimes 🙂 )

Recently I have found a new love for Twin Atlantic (just today really! Ha!) after listening to their album on Spotify.

Right I think that is you all up to date. College starts next Friday and I am terrified to be honest :/ I’m sure it will be okay…right?

Smile…it wont hurt you! 😀

The limit?!

How often do you hear someone say “I’d never be able to go out with them, they’re way out of my limit” or do you say/think “s/he’s way too good for me” ?

Well stop! NOW.

Where have we all gotten this from? Thinking that others are better than us for some reason or another? Is it because they’re more attractive than you, maybe they are more intelligent, confident, happy etc.

Nobody on this planet has the right to say that people are above or below them on some metaphorical scale. Everyone is equal, there isn’t a single reason why you cant date or even talk to your crush. (unless they are already in a relationship that is. If they are just be patient, the relationship may end or you might have to just settle for a solid friendship.)

That cutie on the bus? Just go talk to them. Heck I don’t know maybe even Zac bloody Efron if that’s what you’re into. 🙂 (although, it may be hard to get close to him and initiate some sort of relationship.) If you like someone the only thing standing between you and them is you. If you say to yourself that they’re too good for you then you haven’t got any chance with them have you. You’ve quit before you have even tried.

If you’re reading this thinking of that special someone you haven’t had the confidence to talk to, just do it. Please. 🙂 You deserve happiness.

Life is to short to wonder “what if” Living means taking risks (by that I do not mean running across the road! 😉 ) So many opportunities are missed by people who are too scared to jump. Take the leap of faith, I promise that 99.9% of the time you wont regret it.

And if you take my advice and it goes horribly wrong, at least you know where you stand with this person. It may take an awkward conversation but it will be worth it.

There’s this guy on my bus, that sometimes gets on in the morning as I’m on my way to work. He’s cute, maybe ill take my own advice..Maybe 😉

Smile…it really wont hurt you!! 🙂

Work

Do you remember my blog about work experience? Well…I have (/had) a summer job! 🙂 that is my excuse for not blogging for…quite a while 😉

I’ve been getting up at 6am, catching two buses then getting to work for 8am. Then I work till 4pm. And…I absolutely LOVE it! 🙂 I’m exhausted but it’s great 🙂 and the bonus is that I get paid! 🙂 so for the first time I have my own money.

Moral?…working is great, but tiring. 🙂

Smile…it won’t hurt you 🙂

Work experience.

Last week I was on work experience. If you don’t know what it is here’s a brief description. work experience is where a student is at a work placement for one week doing un-paid work

For my “experience” I went to a kennels. To you this might not seem that exciting but to me it was amazing.

You know when your little and adults ask you what you want to be when you grow up? Well for as long as I can remember every time I have been asked this Question I would answer, I want to be a vet. (veterinary surgeon/ nurse) I love animals I’ve told you this in a previous post. 🙂

Back to the story…

So I went to the kennels. I started at 8am and finished at 1pm. Quite a short day to be honest but it was very tiring work. I had to clean kennels and then walk the dogs. ( not by myself..there were three other people; my friend an two staff members) just realised I need to wrap this up fast as it getting late and I’ve got school tomorrow. *sigh*

Fudge..

Okay so, what I’m saying ( there it is again!) is I loved my time there and hope I’ll be able to go back for a summer job. While I was there I realised how easy school is 🙂 and that is the end 🙂

Smile…it won’t hurt you. 🙂