Saturday, June 03, 2017
I've always been an X-Men fan. Especially Wolverine. I have the Wolverine Limited Edition circa 1985. I won't get into the fanboy crap about (spoiler) Wolverine dying. Well, a little. I thought it was stupid. Although I get the whole worn out, aging superhero thing and totally get this version. Come on. Anyway the thing that most excited me about this movie as I watched it was the classic visual style of storytelling. There wasn't any bullshit handheld "let's reinvent the wheel" style of moviemaking here. It was very well done dolly and crane work that told the story without drawing attention to itself (except to an old Dolly Grip). We all know the deal: fight scenes are handheld. It's refreshing to see a movie that doesn't fall into the old(or new) trap of handheld fight scenes that are unfollowable and messy. It's bad film making. Doing a picture handheld isn't "edgy." It's lazy. That's what made Logan such a pleasure to watch. Nice job, guys. It was a beautiful picture to watch and refreshing to see some classic camera moves.