Logan is simply a masterpiece, in every way possible, from the gloriously shot, brutal action, to the ripping of the heartstrings. What Mangold and Jackman do with Logan, a character many of us have grown up with for nearly the past two decades, is simply magical and will leave you breathless (and possibly in tears). Logan is not only a spectacular comic book movie, but a spectacular film in general, with a family dynamic that cannot be matched and adamantium clawed violence that is what you have wanted to see since Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine blessed the silver screen back in 2000.
Throughout Fox’s X-Men’s Franchise we’ve been exposed to a PG-13 Violence version of Wolverine, Logan throws that violence out the window and really shows you what it would be like if a guy with indestructible knifes poking out of his hands was hacking out the bad guys. The action is done in such a brutal manner that it made the whole audience gasp, and with the worthy inclusion of X23 you will be on the edge of your seat watching Laura and Logan brawl. (Have fun counting the dismembered limbs)
Do not go into Logan thinking it is JUST about the action, because for every brutal fight, there is an equally intense emotional scene. Very few movies have brought tears to my eyes, and Logan is now a very worthy inclusion on that list. This is, by far, Jackman and Stewarts best acted film, really bringing everything they have to their final installment in the “X-Verse”, they WILL bring you to tears once you see how the characters we have all grown up with aged and broken. The character that surprised me the most was Laura/X23, played by Dafne Keen, who breaks the stereotype of bad child acting by being able to act along side the great Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart and hold her own weight, within the first few minutes of meeting Laura you will fall in love (or she might dismember you).
I am truly grateful that I had the pleasure of growing up with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine over the past 17 years and with Logan we get a beautiful ending to a beautiful character. Hugh Jackman truly is James “Logan” Howlett and will always be that in my heart. It brings me to tears knowing this (might) be the last time I see Hugh as Wolverine, but the beauty of Logan, is that it ends. Logan will go down as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, superhero movie of all time. A Truly Remarkable Film, cannot think of any flaws. 10/10 – Parker Batkins
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Logan is playing nationwide in theaters now.
Logan – In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.