Movie Review: Logan

She’s like you… she’s very much like you.

Logan is directed by James Mangold (The Wolverine) and it stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and Dafne Keen.

In the year 2029 majority of the mutants are dead, and with an ailing Professor X, Logan has to make ends meet to keep them hidden and away from society. However when a lady and a young girl approaches him, he uncovers the young girl’s secrets and faces the dangerous people that’s pursuing her.

The Good

This is very different from the past X-Men movies we have seen, that’s not necessarily a bad thing but in Logan it worked perfectly. The movie takes advantage of it’s R-rating giving us the long-time awaited violence The Wolverine has to offer but also gave us a much more humanistic element to this movie.


The movie is very grounded, there are no costumes no blockbuster set pieces but rather we have a very intimate story between Logan, Charles Xavier and Laura. One of the best things in the movie is the relationship between Charles and Logan. From watching all the X-Men movies we know what the characters have been through and you feel the gravity of their relationship.


This movie is very character driven and all characters were great, Dafne Keen (Laura) in particular doesn’t say a lot of dialogue however her body language and her facial expressions makes her character and she’s fascinating.

Majority of the time you get the feel of drama here and there with plenty of touching moments however the movie doesn’t shy away from it’s action set pieces. With this being Rated-R we get plenty of violent action sequences both coming from Logan and Laura and it’s glorious.

The Bad

The only complaint, and it’s very minor, is how the third became cliched, and though the two-thirds of the movie barely reminds you that this is an X-Men film, the third act goes into X-Men territory and reminded you that this is still a part of the X-Men Universe.



Overall Logan is The Best X-Men story told in the big screen, after 17 years of portraying Logan and Professor X, Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart gave it their all. Their portrayal in this movie is something we’ve never seen before compared to their previous X-Men movies. The R-Rating this got is utilized perfectly, the banter between Logan and Charles Xavier is humorous and at times touching. Dafne Keen is also great and definitely a star in the making.


With Logan you get a bit of everything, it’s hybrid mix of a road trip movie with some elements of a western and let’s not forget the superhero side of it. With Logan being the last portrayal of Hugh Jackman as Logan and Patrick Stewart as Professor X, it is a bittersweet ending to a legacy that will not be forgotten.

Good Bad 4.5/5
  • Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart & Dafne Keen
  • Grounded Story
  • Brutal Action Sequences
  • Cliched 3rd Act

Movie Review: Green Room

Let Him Bleed

Green Room is one of A24’s latest release and as much as it sounds like the sequel to their Oscar Nominated movie Room, it couldn’t be more different.


Driven by desperation, a punk rock band accepted a gig in a Neo-Nazi occupied bar. But when one of them accidentally witnessed a horrific crime, chaos ensued as the band tries to fight off a group of maniacal skinheads.

The Good

Easily the best thing about this movie is Patrick Stewart. We often see him as the wheelchair riding leader of the Superhero group The X-Men. However to see him walking around in this movie is a breath of fresh air. Without a doubt the movie’s greatest strength is his acting. His calm and collected yet menacingly intimidating nature resonates through out the movie and it’s great.


The recently deceased Anton Yelchin leads the band and he’s decent. He makes you want to root for him and his band. Most of the time they make smart decisions and that truly differentiates this from your typical teenagers in trouble movie.

The Bad

There’s very little to complain about this movie apart from some scenes that were a little unbelievable.

The Rating


Overall Green Room is a solid thriller through and through. The gore and violence are brutal and very realistic. The story is simple and straightforward but it’s good enough to deliver a strong thriller. If you’re not a fan of violence and gore, this won’t be for you, but if you are a fan and someone that enjoyed thrillers such as Purge, The Strangers, The Collector etc. Green Room is highly recommended.

Good Bad 4.3/5
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Strong Performances