MOVIE REVIEW | Logan (2017)

“Don’t be what they’ve made you” ~ Logan (Logan 2017)

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Firstly, welcome to Lyd on Life

I’m a huge X-man fan. I think I’ve seen most if not all the X-men movies so it was only right for me to review one of their recent releases.

Logan. In the year 2029, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world are upended when a young mutant arrives.

Let’s get into the review.

Did I like the movie?

Of course I did! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure if I would after seeing the trailer. I assumed it would be your typically father meets daughter whose just as angry and powerful as he is but surprisingly it wasn’t. The movie had enough action, emotion, drama and a strong story line to keep me entertained and talking about what the next X-men movie could be.

It most certainly wasn’t your typical superhero movie. It was more realistic than the others and made the X-men appear more like humans with special gifts rather than mutants with cool powers. Hugh Jackman does a wonderful job at playing a drunk and stubborn disappointment to the X-men legacy. You almost get angry with him at some point. You can feel he has given up on what the X-men stood for. It makes you wonder what happened for him to become so hopeless to the point of wanting to kill himself. Why it took so much convincing to finally get him to become the Wolverine we all love (even if it was only for a little bit). Guess I’ll have to wait for the next one to find out (if there is a next one).

Would I watch again?

Damn right! I always watch the X-men movies when they come on TV and this one will not be missed. Though I know the storyline and the ending, the action in the movie alone is enough to make me watch it again.

Overall Rating

Overall I’d give the movie a 9/10 because it’s more than just a superhero movie. Logan has characters which you identify with and whom you care about. There’s enough emotion, humour and action to keep you going throughout the entire movie (not just towards the end). The build up to the ending was great and it leaves you excited for what’s to come next in the X-men franchise. If you didn’t know about the characters shown you’d certainly want to find out. Dafne Keen who plays ‘Laura’ does a great job for someone with few lines. I’m curious to see what else she has to offer. The ending was sad but I won’t spoil it for you.

Next movie on my list is Get Out. The moment I watched the trailer I was convinced it would be worth watching. Will it live up to the hype? We’ll see.

Your Turn…

Have you watched Logan? What did you think of it? On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the worse and 10 being the best), what would you give it?

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Till next time.

Love,
Lydia x | https://lydonlife.wordpress.com

 

MOVIE REVIEW | Split (2017)

“An individual with multiple personalities can change their body chemistry with their thoughts.” ~ Dr. Fletcher

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Firstly, welcome to Lyd on Life

Can I say I’m a fan of James McAvoy even though I’ve only seen like 3 of his movies?

I’m gonna say it anyway. I’m a fan!

And as a fan, it was only right for me to watch Split and give me 2 sense on it.

Split. Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th personality.

So, let’s get into the review.

Did I like the movie?

Yes, I did. I enjoy thrillers that deal with mental disorders and James McAvoy depicts each personality so uniquely and different. I think that’s what I liked most about the movie, being able to see an actors’ ability to play so many different roles without the use of facial props and excessive CGI. Just him, some clothes and a bit of lipstick. The 24th personality called “the beast” was very good. I genuinely didn’t expect him to look or act the way he did. The movie had a bit of suspense and humour to …

What did I not like?

I won’t lie, the movie did take a while to build-up the anticipation. If you’re more of an action person rather than art person you might fall asleep (there was a guy yawning annoyingly as it he was being forced to watch it). I think the movie would have been more interesting if we saw Kevin a bit more as a pose to just seeing his other personalities. Having his childhood explained a little more would have helped us to know Kevin as much as we got to know the characters.

Would I watch again?

Probably not. I feel once you’ve seen it, the mystery and thriller disappears. However, I did take something away from the movie: Do we really know how powerful our minds are? Can we change our body chemistry with our thoughts? Maybe, maybe not. Who knows. I might watch it again to see if I missed anything but not any time soon.

Overall Rating

Over all I’d give Split a 6/10 purely because of James McAvoy’s acting and the last 30 minutes of the movie where we got to see and understand the full extent of Kevin’s Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Next movie on my list is Logan. I am an X-man fan (obviously) so hoping it won’t disappoint. We’ll see.

Your Turn…

Have you watched Split? What did you think of it? What would you give in on a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the worse and 10 being the best)?

Get in touch, tweet me @lydonlifeblog or share your experiences and tips with everybody in the comments.

Till next time.

Love,
Lydia x | https://lydonlife.wordpress.com