Deadpool 2: Silly Sequel is Surprisingly Dark, Relentlessly Juvenile

Deadpool 2 poster

2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) Deadpool 2 is the first disappointment of 2018.  With a genius marketing campaign, hilarious trailers, and the prospect of seeing our favorite foul-mouthed antihero again, I was ready to dive head-on into this Pool.  Sadly, Deadpool 2 is a needlessly darker and sophomoric outing that emphasizes violent action over clever wit, making for a film that Continue Reading

4 Reasons to see Logan

5 out of 5 stars (One of the Best of its franchise) Logan is one of the most hyped superhero movies of this or any year, with brilliant marketing, a fan-praised hard-R rating, and the final performance by Hugh Jackman in the role of most people’s favorite superhero.  It is an emotional night for me as I compose this list, as Logan exceeded my abnormally high expectations and made me cry as the end credits Continue Reading

X-plosions Abound in Newest Installment of Marvel Franchise

X-Men Apocalypse poster

3 out of 5 stars (average) Despite the seriousness of its title, “X-Men: Apocalypse” is one of the goofier entries in the ongoing franchise of films centering on the X-Men, a group of super powered people lead by Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) as they fight oppression from fearful humans as well as Xavier’s old friend Magneto (Michael Fassbender).  This time around, the mutants must defeat a villain Continue Reading

“Days of Future Past” is X-hilarating

X-Men: Days of Future Past Poster

4.5 out of 5 stars (nearly a classic) X-Men: Days of Future Past is one of the best films of the long-running X-Men franchise.  It combines everything I love about the franchise: Interesting characters, good humor, and engaging action sequences, once again under the direction of Bryan Singer, the man who arguably started the public’s fascination with comic book films.  If you have not seen or have a general Continue Reading

Sink Your Claws into this Summer Slash-Fest

3 out of 5 stars (average) The Wolverine is Marvel’s latest edition to ongoing X-Men film series, and it’s actually pretty good.  The plot isn’t (totally) ridiculous, it’s easy to like and care about the characters, and the action is well-choreographed.  Hugh Jackman also gives renewed energy to his character, energy he lost in the pitiful X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009.  If you have seen and liked the other Continue Reading