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February 17, 2017 at 7:36 pm #1202014552
The new Wolverine movie has debuted at Berlin Internacional Film Festival and received raves, it currently has a 73 on Metacritic and a 96% on rotten Tomatoes.
Can it follow Mad Max steps (march release) and gain at least tech nominations? Or go furder and make it into Best Picture?February 17, 2017 at 9:42 pm #1202014613
Looks awesome and is by the same director as 3:10 to Yuma.February 17, 2017 at 11:03 pm #1202014621
I think this is the only Wolverine movie I’ve seen the trailer for and went “oh God, I need to see this.” Glad to see it’s doing well already.February 18, 2017 at 11:27 am #1202014969
The film itself is pretty damn good and surprisingly ultra-violent – but not in porny way. It definitely deserves all the praise it is getting, but I still say X2 is the better of these types of films.
That said, Hugh Jackman was absolutely fantastic here and will hopefully be remembered on the short-list of Oscar contenders. And speaking of, Patrick Stewart has to be nominated for this. He just has to. It’s Ian McKellen/Gandalf type stuff here. If he were in contention this current Oscar season, he’d sweep – and deservedly so in such a weak field.February 18, 2017 at 12:04 pm #1202015022This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.February 18, 2017 at 6:53 pm #1202015301
I’m going to say probably a no on best pic, unless it’s a really weak year. I remember seeing “Mad Max” and feeling it was a definite Oscar contender, didn’t get the same feeling here other than Stewart and Jackman. If Jackman in particular makes it into best actor races, then it’s a possibility he could carry the film with him, but other than a few critics top 10 and maybe NBR or AFI, I don’t see it.
Can’t comment on Guardian 2 as the first one was painful for me to get thru so have no plans to see the second. Also I’m pissed it’s taking over the Tower of Terror at Disneyland/Cali Adventure, so I’m definitely boycotting that flick.February 19, 2017 at 6:59 am #1202015701
For what it’s worth, MM:FR was a mid-May release… I don’t get the feeling Logan will get anything except perhaps Jackman and maybe Stewart. Mangold doesn’t have the respected auteur status that George Miller possesses. Also don’t forget The Greatest Showman on Earth will be primed as Hugh’s “Oscar vehicle.” Oscar prospects aside, I’m hopeful for a great addition to the X-Men film canon.February 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm #1202015890
Looks not already disappointing and is by the same director as Knight and Day.March 1, 2017 at 10:03 am #1202027221
The trailer looks very sad. I already see this as a possible tear jerkerMarch 1, 2017 at 10:52 am #1202027237
I am so mad i missed the premiere. My friend met Huge Jackman. Hopefully i’ll be watching this tonight. Everyone at the premiere was all praises for the movie and said that it was really sad.March 1, 2017 at 1:04 pm #1202027353This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.March 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm #1202028304
The best film of 2017 thus far, and come December I think it will make at least my top 20. Best X-Men movie, and might also be the best in all Marvel Cinematic Universes, even better than The Avengers or Capitan America: Civil War. Aside from Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, this might have the best acting I’ve seen in a superheroe movie. Hugh Jackman gives a performance that rivals the one in Les Misèrables as his best. Patrick Stewart in a career best. Newcomer Dafne Keen is excellent, and she reminded me of Eleven from Stranger Things (both character and performance). As of now, they’re all this year’s best. Jackman also has The Greatest Showman coming out this year, and it seems probable he will campaign for that. And while I think the chances of Keen being nominated are pretty thin, Stewart can actually be a major awards contended, as he should. Technical categories seem like it will be hard to crack into. Given the standard for these genre, there are very few visual effects. Maybe sound or editing, as my most likely bets. Picture, Director or Screenplay will never happen. Overall, a very surprising and emotionally affecting, touching film, something I would have never expected from a Marvel movie. Hopefully will not be forgotten come year’s end.
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