Movie Review: Logan

‘Logan’ is the latest in the X-Men franchise, and the last for a sombre and battle-weary Wolverine.

Gritty and extremely violent, this is the first X-Men to be rated R for it’s highly graphic and brutal violence – some of which is dished out by kids. (This is my only negative comment for the film).

 

Logan (2017) Hugh Jackman FRAMEGRAB FROM TRAILER

We meet Wolverine as a tired, heartbroken and haunted man. He doesn’t heal like he once did and cringes at his superhero fame.

 

Set in a distant future where most mutants are gone, Wolverine (in an outstanding performance by Hugh Jackman) is a broken superhero who suffers from nightmares, alcoholism and a constant simmering rage.

His days are spent hiding out along the Mexican border taking care of a dying and frequently incoherent, Professor X (played with great frailty and yet strength by Patrick Stewart).

 

Professor X is suffering from seizures so severe that they've had to conceal him inside a giant metal drum for protection - and everyone else's.

Professor X is suffering from seizures so severe that they’ve had to conceal him inside a giant metal drum for his protection – and everyone else’s.

 

Their lives in exile are turned upside down when child mutant, Laura (in a spectacular debut from Dafne Keen) comes on the scene.

 

Laura is both fierce and vulnerable. At times enacting a ferocious revenge on those who have harmed her, and at others wanting nothing more than a safe hand to hold.

Laura is both fierce and vulnerable. At times enacting a ferocious revenge on those who have harmed her, and at others wanting nothing more than a safe hand to hold.

 

Boldly directed by James Mangold (‘Wolverine’, ‘3:10 to Yuma’, ‘Copland’), Wolverine has lived an incredible character arc and ‘Logan’ is a game-changing example of how far you can really take a superhero character.

Let’s hope this leads the way for other superhero franchises!

Still playing cinemas and you can check out the official trailer here:

 

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