Ethan Hawke has a varied and eclectic career. He’s been in direct-to-DVD films to blockbuster hits. He has a unique view on film making as an art and as a business. After Hawke commented on superhero movies he left fans divided. Insulting one of the most well-loved superhero movies in recent years, which is saying something with the number of movies the genre has had, put a bad taste in a lot of fans mouths. Twitter lit up, both coming to Hawke’s defense and trolling him – hard. Was he right? Or is he too out of touch with the average Joe to know why they like what they like?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been one of the most successful franchises in recent history. Starting with Iron Man way back in 2008, the MCU had continued to grow to help birth the current age of superhero films. Sure, we love the characters and their heroics, but the MCU films also have had a wide reach with their audience. That is mostly due to the fact that all MCU films have had the family-friendly PG-13 Rating. While the Netflix Marvel Television shows have toes the line with Luke Cage and Jessica Jones doing the nasty and the constant barrage of the N-word on Luke Cage, they are still relatively tame compared to anything Tarantino would ever put out. Marvel Studios has played it safe with their 15 films by having them all be PG-13.
Most out there have witnessed the critical tirade that is Honest Trailers. Brought to the world byScreen Junkies, this amusing series of YouTube videos takes the movies that we all know and love (and sometimes hate with a passion) and tear them into little pieces for all the stupid crap that the writers, producers and directors decided would make good cinema. And it appears as if the Screen Junkies crew has now achieved a milestone, what with this, their 200th episode. The parody series takes an honest look back at Hugh Jackman in FOX’s 2017 third and final solo Wolverine film, Logan. Oh, and they seek the help of Ryan Reynolds Deadpool to do it. (more…)
As the first R-rated superhero movie after the raucous silliness of Deadpool, Logan definitely earned its rating. Not through violence and curse words as many people expected, but through its raw, honest darkness, exposing the hideousness of humanity and the tragedy that the world inflicts upon people. For seasoned fans of the X-Men franchise and people coming to it the first time alike, Logan was a perfect example of how mature superhero movies really can be. All across the world, grown adults were moved to tears by this film – for Logan and Laura, for Professor X, for the family who just wanted to give some kind strangers a nice meal, for the underprivileged women forced to carry children they would never have a chance to love. (more…)
Breaking the mold that has been established among big budget comic book movies, Logan was a dark and emotional film that thrust its adamantine claws into the hearts of its audience without mercy. It saw the loss of some of the X-Men franchise’s most beloved and powerful characters, which – for all the hope you could glean from Laura’s ending – left fans not only with an ache where those heroes used to be but also a vague sense of despair that the world will never be quite the same. It was a cinematic masterpiece that seemed to come completely out of the blue for anyone used to the colourful happy endings of Marvel‘s movies so far. (more…)
While there are some that come close – and Logan sure as hell is one of them – no movie is perfect and there will always be something for the internet’s creative types to make fun of. One of the latest cheeky tributes to nerd culture’s most popular releases is the newest video from How It Should Have Ended, which today took on the brutal and heart-wrenching R-rated masterpiece that was Logan. The video touches on the few points in the film that could’ve been improved to make for a more seamless and sensible plot and then goes on to a wonderfully bizarre musical finish. (more…)
There was no post-credits scene in Logan because… well you all know what happens, but what if there was? Banana-Dragon Productions wondered that same thing and put together this video for JoBlo Movie Network. Check it out below. (more…)
“The Westchester Incident.” It hangs over the events of Logan like pendulum doom whenever anyone talks about what happened to the X-Men, or why Wolverine is in hiding with Professor X just beyond the Mexican border. If you’ve seen Logan, then you know that there’s never an explanation about the “Westchester Incident,” but that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t a lot of thought put into it by the film’s director. In an new interview, James Mangold said yes, he does know what the “Westchester Incident” is, but covering it in the movie would have taken things far off course, thematically speaking. Spoilers ahead, obviously. (more…)
The final Hugh Jackman Wolverine movie, Logan hit theaters this past weekend. After more than 17 years Jackman is ready to hang up his claws. Finally getting an R-Rating (proper) Wolverine movie, it was a resounding success. We here at Nerdbastards absolutely loved the movie. After its first weekend, the film is already breaking box office records for the month of March and fans are already comparing it to Chris Nolans’ The Dark Knight in regards to being one of the best, most serious and dramatic superhero movies.
If you haven’t been under a rock for the last week, then you probably have seen or at least heard of the new Deadpool 2 tease, ‘No Good Deed’, at the beginning of the new Logan film. In all his raunchy glory, Deadpool cracks jokes at multiple pop culture tropes including Superman and Wolverine himself. Although it has been stated that none of the short film’s content will make its way into the sequel, fans are able to get their little fix of the old avocado while they wait patiently for Deadpool 2 to grace their eyes.
However, one thing stood out in the short film that has been leading countless individuals to the world wide web after Logan for answers. At the end of the teaser, a massive wall of text hits the screen and, as quick as it appears, it is gone. Being unable to read it, people have really been wondering what this text says and, at last, we know what the wall says but the answer may seem a bit insane (although, isn’t that pretty Deadpool-esque?). (more…)