Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine for 17 years. The first X-Men film came out in the summer of 2000. I remember seeing it when I was 16 years old. We, as audience members and fans, have been extremely lucky that Jackman has been willing to play the character for so long. But obviously all good things must come to an end and so Jackman has stated that Logan is his final outing as the metal-clawed superhero and it’s an excellent film to go out on.
The film is set in 2029 (possibly making Wolverine close to 200 years old!) and the majority of mutants are extinct. Charles Xavier is still around (played, of course, by Patrick Stewart) although he’s having trouble controlling his powers. He’s prone to seizures now and when he has them, it’s potentially fatal for anyone nearby. Logan is working as a limo driver trying to save money for a boat so he and Xavier can live on the water and be safe from the rest of the world (as well as make the rest of the world safe from Xavier and his killer seizures).
After the hugely successful Spider-Man 2, everyone had high expectations for part 3. Unfortunately, those expectations were not met. Instead we got a movie over-stuffed with villains, cheesy dialogue and Peter Parker dancing in the street. Spider-Man 3 should have been great but instead it was a sad ending to Sam Raimi’s trilogy. Listen to what the guys have to say about it below!
After the Star Wars films wrapped up, George Lucas decided to enter the realm of high fantasy. The result was the Ron Howard directed film about a Nelwyn farmer who becomes the guardian to a newborn baby who is being sought after by an evil queen.
Starring Return of the Jedi cast member Warwick Davis as the titular Willow and Val Kilmer as Madmartigan, the self-proclaimed best swordsman who ever lived.
This is a film from John and Justin’s childhood. Check out what they think about it now. Does it hold up for them?
Even though I never officially told you my top 10 of 2010, I’m going to give you my top 5 of 2011. We’re approaching Oscar season and I wanted to see how drastically my list changes in the upcoming months.
5. Super 8
2. Larry Crowne
I was very surprised by most of these. I expected to enjoy Larry Crowne but I flat out loved it. Warrior at times felt a little “paint by numbers” but I can’t deny that I was on the edge of my seat rooting for the characters. It pulled me in and I enjoyed every second of it. I didn’t know what to expect from Hesher when I watched it but I loved it so much I watched it again the next night. It’s incredibly funny while also having painfully emotional dramatic moments as well. And I found out it was co-written by Animal Kingdom writer/director David Michod. I see this list changing (and obviously expanding to 10) very soon. I’m hoping to see Drive this weekend and Moneyball comes out next friday. I’m very excited to see both of those movies and look forward to all the great upcoming fall films.