Movie Review: Logan
There are many questions I never thought I’d answer yes to and chief among them was, “Can you make Wolverine even hotter?” Logan answers that question, and the answer is, “Hell Yes You Can”. I think we all secretly (or not-so-secretly) wanted a Wolverine movie that was rooted in the dark, gritty, honey-badger foundation that is Wolverine. Well, let me assure you that Logan delivers.
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. via 20th Century Fox
Logan is like a club that Stefon made up on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. It has everything: blood, x-men, cursing, death, destruction, blood, fight scenes, high speed car chases, blood, boobs, Stephen Merchant, blood, assassin children, blood, Patrick Stewart, and Hugh Jackman. Did I mention that there is blood? There is so much blood and guts that I had to double check to make sure that George R.R. Martin wasn’t the head screenwriter.
The “R” rating afforded to Logan freed up Wolverine in a way that we haven’t seen before. This film does his character so much justice and finally gives Hugh Jackman the space he’s so desperately needed to really give Wolverine his due. As we probably all expected, the heart of the film is Jackman’s performance, but a lot of the films success will need to be credited to the supporting cast. Stephen Merchant, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Eriq La Salle newcomer Dafne Keen turn even the smallest parts into master character studies.
Look, y’all, it’s just one hell of a good film. I know that the genre isn’t for everyone, but honestly it doesn’t feel at all like a superhero movie. Logan has more in common with an old Western than it does with the superhero movies of today. If you can handle the blood and guts then I say it’s a must see.
Reason to See:
Reason to Skip:
Blood, guts, cursing. Although, if those aren’t your thing then you probably gave up on this film a while ago.
Is Logan Worth Spending The Price of a Ticket?
Whiskey, hands down.
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