Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, a film telling the story of how 340,000 Allied soldiers were evacuated from France back to Britain, is a cinematic experience unlike anything we’ve seen before. The audience is dropped right into the action from film’s opening scene and the tension doesn’t let up until its final moments. Despite being in awe and on the edge of my seat for the duration of Dunkirk, I couldn’t help but feel like something was missing when I left the theatre.
I’m just going to say it: Logan is the best superhero movie since The Dark Knight. As Hugh Jackman’s final outing as Wolverine, he really couldn’t have asked for a better way to leave the X-Men franchise. Director James Mangold and Hugh Jackman take a new approach with Logan, offering a self-contained, emotionally-driven story that gives us something most other superhero movies don’t: an ending.
The rest of this article will continue with the assumption that you’ve seen Logan, so I would stop reading here if you haven’t (unless you don’t care about having the movie ruined for yourself). Major spoilers lay ahead…you’ve been warned!
The release of John Wick: Chapter 2 has made it even more clear that we’ve been seriously lacking in any decent action movies for a quite a long time. The team behind John Wick, in both instalments in the franchise, has shown us their talent for crafting beautifully choreographed, expertly filmed, and relentlessly intense action sequences.
*Some minor spoilers lay ahead.*
While there have been many great action sequences over the past decade of movies, the church scene from Kingsman stands above the rest. It is one of the bloodiest, brutalist, best choreographed, and most outrageous action sequences in recent cinema.
Be aware that major spoilers are ahead!