Before we get going with the review, I want to address one issue around going to see “Logan”. This is not a part of the Avengers and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Please do not decide to take young kids to see this thinking it is just another superhero movie. In fact, there were kids in the theater for the premiere that were under 10-years-old. Not all of them stayed through the entire film.
With that being said, if you are ok with the viewing advisory, it really is a good movie. As you may have seen, the story concept was based on the “Old Man Logan” story arc from the comics. While it was reported that this would be Hugh Jackman’s last appearance as Wolverine, I hope they do an installment that explains a little more of how they got to this point in the story. It is a far cry from the happy world Logan returned to at the end of “Days of Future Past”. They do paint a picture that suggests the worst of it may be at the hands of a beloved mutant.
Hugh Jackman doesn’t fail to deliver in his 9th appearance as the Wolverine. This includes his short but funny cameo in “X-Men: First Class”. He continues to build the depth of this very intriguing character, with a mix of the animal instincts of the Wolverine and Logan’s desire for a simple life.
Not surprising, Patrick Stewart does an outstanding portrayal of Charles Xavier. He gives a powerful performance as the professor like you have not seen him before on the movie screen. The veteran actor packs so much into every line.
The two of them play off each other so well. You can really feel the family bond that has formed between them. They have an onscreen connection that makes it sad to know this is planned to be Hugh’s last time in the role. There could be reason for concern about the X-Men franchise going forward. This may be the best installment yet, but most of what made it work so well will not be a piece of the future movies.
With all the talk about the brutal violence in the movie, it may surprise you to find out there is really a compelling and well-written story under it all. You will go from being on the edge of your seat through the intense acting, to finding yourself feeling for the characters in emotional scenes. The filmmakers really do a great job of blending the two together into a terrific movie
As long as you are ready for some fairly brutal action, I think you’ll enjoy “Logan”. We’d really like to hear what think of it. Was it too violent? How does it compare to the other movies? Just remember not to include spoilers and let us know in the comments below.
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