Logan….Wolverine done right…finally!

                                  20th Century Fox who owns the rights to X-men, and Wolverine have always had the bad habit of putting kid gloves on their films from the Marvel universe. I’m thinking the surprise success of Deadpool gave them the confidence to give Logan an R rating. Comic fans from the 80’s or prior who may have kids…this is not a kid friendly movie! There is extreme violence, vulgar language, and is themed for adults despite it’s comic book origins. That being said I think it had to be that way in order to be faithful to the character and it hit the perfect tone for an old disgruntled mutant on his last leg as far as how they would act and see the world if it ever happened in reality.             In this latest effort we see Logan who is not a spring chicken anymore, seems to have fallen on hard times scrapping for money as an uber driver with a limousine. He is taking care of Charles Xavier who is suffering from ALS and mutants have been gone from the world as far as Logan knows. He later finds out there are in fact other mutants and one in particular is a clone which shares some of his genetic material. Enter Laura or X-23. ┬áThe X program is still going and this little girl is a fugitive from the company currently running it. She turns to Logan for help.             Donald Pierce...

John Wick Chapter 2 another awesome ride!

                          Keanu is back for the second installment of John Wick and does not disappoint. I have seen some other reviews of this film which opine that it’s better than the first. I don’t agree. It’s John Wick doing John Wick stuff in his usual no holds barred visceral way, and quite enjoyable if you liked the first one but not better. In this movie the main character is drawn back into the world of ultra chic secret guild of assassins we were introduced to in the first film, and we get to meet the one responsible for Wick being able to retire. After the events of the first film Wick dipped his pinky back in and his former benefactor decides to call in a blood marker for having done him a favor before.                         John Wick tries to respectfully decline stating he aint about that life anymore, and chaos ensues similarly to what happened in the first film. Not trying to give too much away in case anyone reading this has not had a chance to see the film. It is late in the month though and I highly recommend going to see this film if you have not already. Wick has another dog in this one and I was hoping they would not mess with it this time. The action was great and properly paced as they move from one set piece to the next. If you’re a fan of the first film or...

Creating characters, where do you get them from?

I often wonder where R.A. Salvatore got the idea for Drizzt who was initially supposed to be a side character introduced to us in the Icewindale trilogy. Do authors get their characters from people they’ve run into in real life, or do they simply pull them from their wild imaginations? I think it has to be a mix of both whether you’re a seasoned sci-fi or fantasy author or someone who is aspiring to be the next New York Times best seller that nobody has heard of yet. Art is and will always be in some way a reflection of life. Yet United some characters are born of hypothetical beings put in created situations. We all know how cheap jerseys most of us would react in certain situations but that can be a bit boring right? The events New of numerous natural disasters have in fact happened over the years, but what if you were there and had super speed or strength to do something about what the results were? I would hope the scenario would change somewhat. That’s the beauty of science fiction, fantasy, comics and a myriad of other creative avenues of expressing these what if scenarios. cheap jerseys In my short experience as an author some of the characters in my book are in fact inspired by people I have interacted with during my time in the Marines and other wholesale nfl jerseys times of my life. Others were simply people or being I created based cheap jerseys China on expanded what if theories. I am curious to know how others come the up with there...