Movie Review: Logan

This weekend I saw Logan. This review may contain mild spoilers. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the movie, here’s the plot summary:

In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.

This is the last X-Men movie that Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart will be in and as someone who has watched all of them, my feelings going in and out of the movie were very sad. If I were to sum up my thoughts about the movie in general, I would say that the movie was both sad and gory. But overall very sad and I came out the theater with red-rimmed eyes. Did I manage to say “sad” too many times?

One of the things I loved most about the movie though, was Logan’s relationship with Professor X.

Overall, I felt like the movie was about aging. And in my opinion, I feel like there is something really sad and bittersweet about getting older. The first obvious assumption would be that the movie is about Logan getting older. His body is deteriorating and he is no longer the fit, young Wolverine that he used to be. However, the movie is also very much about how Professor X has aged.

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The Relatable Book

I finished my project on my grandpa and I finished The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and thought I would talk about both, since I felt like the two topics intertwine with each other. I have a lot to say about both subjects, so this post became an essay – which I’m really sorry about! I didn’t mean for the post to be so long. I know I’ve mentioned the topic of my grandpa a couple times but this will be the last time (I swear!) because all of this information was basically the culmination of my project.

This past week I finished my presentation that I did about the “Letters of Park Byoung Won” (my grandfather). The class I took was called “The History of Recorded Information”, which explores the history and transformation of information within society. So this includes documents and a wide variety of books. For our project, we were supposed to pick an artifact or a document and I chose to do my project about the written letter.

A few reasons I chose to do this project was because (1) I got to learn more about my family history. Even though I was close with my grandfather, he passed away when I was really young, so I didn’t get to know him as a person (2) I got to learn a bit about Korean history and (3) I was interested in the letter when it’s the only and main form of communication that you have.

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Life Update: Episode 7

So February has actually been pretty eventful! This month I actually did a lot of things. Grad school wise, I feel kind of drained. I think I’m doing too much this quarter and I haven’t mustered the energy to try super hard on my assignments or on my grades. So I’m getting sort of average grades but thankfully still passing.

I’ve also been very active on my blog and one of my goals this year was to visit more blogs. I have literally met so many new inspiring, wonderful people through blogs already this year and am feeling very blessed, haha.

This post is long, as my life update posts tend to be, so feel free to skip to sections you find most interesting.

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