#Logan and #RockDog – Movie Reviews

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Logan – Review

Logan – Budget of $127 million – 2 hours and 17 minutes

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Logan is working as a driver for hire and hopes to save enough money to buy a boat. He wants to take Charles Xavier to live his final days on the water. However, it is 2029 and time have taken a toll on both men. Logan has blurry vision, has a limp, is having a hard time healing, has uneven claws that must be pulled out, moves slower, and coughs up blood. Charles has seizures that leave every human around him paralyzed and every mutant in agony. Logan has hidden Xavier in a water tank, with his caregiver, Caliban (a photosensitive tracking mutant), to block his powers. After a long night, Logan comes home to distressing news from Caliban, Xavier has been contacting someone. Logan writes this off and believes that Xavier is just talking to himself. While on the job, Logan meets Gabriela. She begs Logan to take her and her daughter, Laura, to North Dakota to a place called Eden. She is willing to pay $50,000 ($20,000 now and $30,000 when the job is done). Gabriela explains that Laura was a lab experiment for Transigen, that was bred to kill, along with several other children. The only problem was that the children didn’t want to fight. Transigen decided to make a better soldier and kill all the kids. Gabriela and the other nurses vowed to do everything they could to save these children. So Logan reluctantly agrees but when he goes to pick them up the next day, Gabriela is dead and Laura is gone. Considering it a bust, Logan goes back to Xavier, but Logan does know that Laura is hiding in his truck. Once Logan learns of Laura’s presence, he realizes Caliban was right. Xavier was talking to Laura. Logan is dead set on leaving the girl behind until trouble comes looking for her. Now, Logan must go on the run with a 90-year-old man and 11-year-old girl before Transigen finds and kills them.

This is a fitting end and treatment of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. It quickly explains the volatile relationship between Xavier and Logan but allows the relationship between Laura and her male counterparts develop. The former relationship can be quick because fans know everything about the actors and their characters. It’s the building of the relationship between Logan and Laura that takes its time. As they drive across country, with no two little words, the group has run-ins with gas station attendants, doctors, a nice family, and Laura’s past. Don’t worry, Wolverine is not getting mushy … in fact … Wolverine is as bloodthirsty as he is savage. Logan earns its R rating with every claw piercing a skull and ripping it to shreds. Fans will be satisfied but hope this isn’t the end … albeit … a fantastic end. So the recommendation is to see it now and in Dolby or IMAX. Do not miss the previews, but don’t stay past the end crawl. 100% worth every penny. This is not just another superhero movie.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

No, not the car – Logan

As I live and breathe, Wolverine and he’s a junkie – Donald

Make way, sir. I said make way – Charles

That was my favorite mug – Caliban

Take her to Eden – Gabriela

Beware of the light – Caliban

De nada – Laura

You are dying. You want to die – Laura

You’re waiting for me to die – Charles

Not funny guys. Not funny – Logan

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Rock Dog – Review

Rock Dog – Budget of $60 million – 1 hour and 20 minutes

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Rock Dog
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Khampa, a Tibetan Mastiff, saved the sheep from a pack of wolves many years ago with his secret move, the Iron Paw. He takes his jobs seriously; so when his son, Bodi, is easily distracted by music, Khampa locks up all the instruments. The town grows quiet but safer. When Bodi grows up, he is 2nd in command but still can’t master the Iron Paw. After a drill falls apart, Bodi ends up in a field, where a plane drops several items. One of those items … a radio. He hears all types of music but becomes transfixed on Angus Scattergood. Khampa, with a few welcome and unwelcome opinions, decides to let Bodi pursue his dreams. He gives Bodi a bus ticket, but with a catch. If he fails, he must come back and forget about music. Bodi agrees and goes to the bus stop. But while at the bus stop, Linnux, an alpha male wolf, and gang leader, sees Bodi at the bus stop. He wants his men to grab Bodi and use him as bait to get his father and eat the sheep.

This movie, based on the graphic novel Tibetan Rock Dog, has a slow build, comedic middle, and flat end. The music is fun and the graphics are great. But the story is not new. Parents will get bored but your children will remain entertained. The running gag of Bodi trying to get into Angus’s home was the best part of the movie. Everything else pales in comparison. Stay home and wait to rent this saga.

I give it 2 out of 5 stars

Are your eyes open – Khampa

Yes. Just please wipe your feet on the mat – Angus

Yes both kneecaps – Linnux

Can you teach me – Bodi

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