Since its release, the film Logan has been widely considered among consideration for the best film in the X-Men franchise. The Mark Millar comic that it was based on, Old Man Logan, deserves similar consideration.
Logan is not like other comic book films. It is brutal and bleak. It has a small cast that it spends more time with. It’s also about one of the most pressing social issues of our day: absent fathers.
2016 was a crazy year, with some of the most anticipated films being the most disappointing (Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman, X-Men: Apocalypse), while other unexpected films, such as Arrival and Kubo and the Two Strings came out to steal the light. So what will the winners be for 2017? Here are some picks to keep an eye on.
How do you make a reboot not feel like a reboot? Time travel.
The Avengers has long been one of the most beloved superhero teams for years, often surpassing even the Justice League in fan enthusiasm. It’s had more than 20 different members, and after the success of the film, you might be wondering which characters will be introduced next. I can tell you the one of the best Avengers of all time was, but sadly will likely not be in any of the movies because of sad studio politics: Spider-Man.
“Does it hurt?”
One of the most revolutionary comic book series of all time and spawning several spin-off series, X-Men, finally hit the big screen in 2000. It was the debut of Hugh Jackman’s notorious portrayal of Wolverine, as well as many other great (and some not so great) performances that nerds across the country loved and loathed. It garnered four more films and counting. It’s become its own intricate universe separate and apart from the rest of the Marvel world in its own right. In all of the excitement, however, we never stopped to think what the films were trying to tell us.