James Mangold

Logan

#THE GIST

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

#action     #drama     #superhero    

#REVIEWS

@Jari

Oh how far we have come. I can still remember, years ago, the first time I saw the original X-Men and the lasting effects it had on my love for superheroes. Many years later, the inevitable has happened. The final performances of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Patrick Stewart as Professor X. Thankfully, they didn't waste this moment as "Logan" was everything I wanted a Wolverine story to be. The plot , while simple, was violent, emotional, sincere and even funny at times. The only complaint I have is with the villain, who was basically just there to serve the plot. I also think that some of the pacing could have been a little better. All the performances were on point, especially the previously mentioned Hugh and Patrick, but the biggest surprise of all was the little girl called Dafne Keen portraying played Laura (AKA X-23). She outright nailed her role. Overall, "Logan" is a must see for every fan of the genre and might just be the best X-Men movie yet.

8.5

@Liam

Let's talk about Logan, the last Wolverine movie. I want to kick this off by saying the story was, for the most part, simply amazing. Of course it is still an action movie, but we get to see a side of Wolverine we have not really experience before. At least not like this. Logan is as vulnerable and as human as ever resulting in the most emotional Wolverine movie ever. Mangold did an amazing job on this last portrayal of the character and I firmly believe X-Men should have been this "mature" from the get go. Apart from the plot we also a great cast with Hugh Jackman putting up his best Wolverine performance ever. I really only have 1 major remark, the villain. I think he was a little too shallow and, to make him more appealing, could have benefited from a little more backstory (though I understand this would probably have made the movie twice as long). In the end I strongly recommend Logan to anyone. It is the most mature Wolverine movie ever and stands solidly on it's own.

8.7

@Conclusion

"Logan" sadly signals the end of the Wolverine era. This means both Hugh Jackman, as the Wolverine, and Patrick Stewart, as Professor X, give their last performance and we are not disappointed. Hugh's portrayal of "Old Man Logan" might just be his swan song and Patrick was no slough either. Not to forget, most of the cast did a good job at portraying their respective character, but for us the biggest surprise was the new child actress Dafne Keen as X-23 or Laura. She put up an amazing and surprisingly mature performance for her age. The story, while good, has a fairly simple structure and contains all we could want from a Wolverine movie. It has brutal action scenes that resemble the comics like never seen before, emotional moments which can be tear-jerking and it was even funny at times. Sadly, it is not all sunshine and rainbows. The villain was kind of underdeveloped and failed to be appealing. It felt as though serving the plot was his only purpose. Lastly we would like to mention that, for some, the story might have some scenes that drag on a little. Overall, we would recommend "Logan" to everyone, even those who don't like superhero movies (because in essence, this is not a superhero film)

8.6