Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart and James Mangold (director of 2013's The Wolverine) are back for the third Wolverine, featuring an older, more broken, Logan than we've seen to date.... More
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.Hide
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BY Tony Stamp Flicks Writer
In an era when super-heroics dominate the multiplex, Logan manages to offer something unique. For a start, Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart have been playing these characters for 17 years now, bringing with them the full weight of that history.... More
Also, Logan is easily the dourest super-hero film in history, surpassing even the Dark Knight trilogy. Characters you’ve seen in previous X-films suited up in spandex and kicking ass are now broken old men, kicking around various dusty locations, looking for an escape. With Jackman and Stewart given material more challenging than the usual comic book biffo, the movie reaches emotional heights previously unseen in the genre.
When superhero films decide to go grim and gritty like this, the outcome can be ludicrously ill-fitting (see last year’s Batman V Superman for a recent example). Logan follows the impulse to its extreme and by compromising nothing, it works. Crucially, character nuance is favoured over whiz-bang set-pieces, and the stakes remain mostly personal.
There are super powers on display but they’re always employed out of desperation. Everyone in Logan is vulnerable, even its previously-invincible hero. The movie is more concerned with the psychological toll of living an endless life, and having pain be a day-to-day part of one's existence (both giving it and receiving it). Logan keeps moving the goalposts with regard to what is acceptable in a comic book film, with relentlessly graphic violence that reaches horror film levels at certain points, but it’s always there to underline the film’s existential concerns.
Logan provides the tough, adult version of Wolverine that fans have been wanting for a long time, and it earns it not just with blood and f-bombs, but by saying a thoughtful goodbye to a long-lived character with real emotional weight. By the end, the film’s perfect, poignant final image feels incredibly well-earned.Hide
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Definitely an awesome ride, full on and thrilling from start to end with some real emotion mixed in there too. I enjoyed all of it really, I think it was done pretty much as well as it could have been. Definitely the best superhero movie I've seen full stop.
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