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J Jagannath: Superhero marathon

'Baahubali' is the closest to a proper super hero Indian cinema has produced after 'Mr India'

J Jagannath 

J Jagannath My pet peeve about modern-day Hollywood movies is that each season is infested with the super hero movies that are frankly just sterile and imbued with mindless slam-bang action sequences. However,  a recent spate of movies suggests not all is wrong with this genre as yet. My prime exhibit is writer-director James Mangold’s Logan, the latest instalment of the Wolverine franchise. Hugh Jackman is back again in a role that is almost like second skin to him but he brings a weariness this time that makes the movie truly unconventional. The past-his-prime James Howlett is now ...

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'Baahubali' is the closest to a proper super hero Indian cinema has produced after 'Mr India' My pet peeve about modern-day Hollywood movies is that each season is infested with the super hero movies that are frankly just sterile and imbued with mindless slam-bang action sequences. However,  a recent spate of movies suggests not all is wrong with this genre as yet. My prime exhibit is writer-director James Mangold’s Logan, the latest instalment of the Wolverine franchise. Hugh Jackman is back again in a role that is almost like second skin to him but he brings a weariness this time that makes the movie truly unconventional. The past-his-prime James Howlett is now ... image
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J Jagannath: Superhero marathon

'Baahubali' is the closest to a proper super hero Indian cinema has produced after 'Mr India'

My pet peeve about modern-day Hollywood movies is that each season is infested with the super hero movies that are frankly just sterile and imbued with mindless slam-bang action sequences. However,  a recent spate of movies suggests not all is wrong with this genre as yet. My prime exhibit is writer-director James Mangold’s Logan, the latest instalment of the Wolverine franchise. Hugh Jackman is back again in a role that is almost like second skin to him but he brings a weariness this time that makes the movie truly unconventional. The past-his-prime James Howlett is now ...

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