while the narrative isn’t always compelling, the special effects, production design and homages to classic film noir hold our attention. Perhaps that’s not enough to warrant repeated viewings, but it’s certainly worth checking-out at least once. Reminiscence kind of came-and-went with little attention when first released, but here’s hoping it’ll be remembered come Oscar time, since its technical aspects deserve a few nods.
It’s populated with unconventionally-rendered, wildly-exaggerated characters that wouldn’t look good on a cereal box.
Hugh Jackman will always be Logan, he just nails the character and for me he’s been the best part of the X-Men franchise, he never sleeps walks and he always shows heart and emotion playing Logan.
“The Greatest Showman” plays like the Disneyland show of P.T. Barnum’s life. It’s the version he would’ve told. That’s fine. It didn’t have to be a musical expose into Barnum and the institution of the circus. Jackman and company set out to give families a rollicking good time around the holidays and they will surely accomplish that goal. If they had tried a little harder they could’ve created an experience people won’t forget two hours after they had seen it.
Days of Future Past was necessary to keep the franchise in its current state continuing without a massive reboot and also complements the prequel First Class by having the main characters involved in this crossover that sets up the next couple of X-Men Films superbly with the acting credentials of McAvoy, Fassbender and Lawrence to name a few.
When Logan (The Wolverine) is summoned to Japan by an old Japanese acquaintance named Yashida he saved during World War II, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.