When it hit bookstores back in 2007, The Shack was a big deal. The story follows Mack, an everyman with skeletons in his closet, trying to make the best he can out of his present. When his youngest daughter is kidnapped and murdered, Mack slips into a deep depression and meets the holy trinity to seek redemption at the site of his daughter’s murder. The book sold like gangbusters and also caused major waves in Christian communities as it portrays the trinity as a black woman, a Middle Eastern man, and an Asian woman.
Last week I was critical but relatively happy with the shakeup The Flash did in its third season. The budget constraints were obvious, but it was still nice to see the show breakaway from its main conflict when it brought back Gorilla Grodd. This week, however, didn’t fare as well because of the episode’s slow pace and overall lack of conflict.
Hugh Jackman has appeared in films as Wolverine for 17 years now. That is longer than any other superhero or James Bond actor, the fact that his physicality has increased with each movie is even more impressive. Jackman has been the protagonist of not only two solo Wolverine movies, but he was pretty much the protagonist of the majority of the X-Men films already. With central roles in at least six X-movies, how in the world can they tell another Wolverine story that has anything new to say? Well, we live in an amazing time as Logan tells the definitive Wolverine story and ends up being one of the best blockbusters in recent memory.