Logan review: “We got are our self an X-Men fan. May be a quarter of it happened… but not like this. In the real world people die”— “She is like you. Very much like you.”
Plot Summary: Logan and Charles Xavier lives near the Mexican border and the mutants are near the verge of extinction. Both the mutants are in hideout until they meet Laura. When Donald along with his group of mercenaries attacks Logan’s hideout events turn wild. What happened to the trio (Logan, Charles and Laura)? Why were they attacked? The 137 minutes finale will give you the answer.
Directed by: James Mangold
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Richard.E.Grant
Released by: 20th Century Fox
Release date: March 3, 2017
Running time: 137 minutes Watch Trailer
Goosebumps review: A brutal and emotional superhero movie. A must watch for Hugh Jackman, Dafne Keen and James Mangold’s direction. Witness a different super hero movie and a deserved end to the Wolverine franchise. Goosebumps Guaranteed.
Critics: (4 / 5) Fans: [usr4.5]
Set in the future and no proper time explained (Might be 2029) Logan is one of the bests of the franchise. Who knows this movie might change the future of the superhero movies as well. Logan unlike other super hero movies is emotional, moving and plot centric.
From scene one the movie takes the audience in and one might want to watch it without interruption. The aging of the Logan and the emotional bond between the lead characters are surprising and moving as well. Laura’s character was a great add and one would fall in love with her. The film gave us a different, but great super hero movie experience.
The aging of Logan was evident from scene one. When he struggles to get rid of the thieves who are after his car, Logan indicates that we are to watch a different Wolverine. His life moves on with tired days and Charles by his company (Off course Alcohol). Though he is old, his action scenes are brutal as ever (Age <18 better stay away), Laura adds more cruelty to it.
As mentioned Laura is a great add to the finale. Her character is the core of the plot and sheds surprises at times. Charles being in the back seat sends emotional shivers throughout and advises Logan as usual.
Hugh Jackman is aware that this is his last outing as Logan and has ruled the screen. He excels in action scenes and equally in the emotional scenes. His expressions are standalone. This movie will go as one of his bests in his career.
Dafne Keen as Laura Kinney is my favorite in the movie. She is a great find for the Hollywood industry. With her fast movements in the action scenes and exceptional acting she is going to give a tough competition for the actors/actresses of her age.
Patrick Stewart as Charles has done what is needed for his character and he does it with perfection. Richard as the antagonist is terrifying. His acting might go behind Logan still he manages to threaten as the villain.
This is James Mangold’s second directorial in the Wolverine franchise. He didn’t bother to put his protagonist as a week and emotional superhero; he has succeeded in doing so. His love for westerns has given a different shade to Logan which is great to watch as well. His direction gets life with John Mathieson’s camera and Marco Beltrami’s music.
On the whole Logan is a different superhero movie and a must watch for Hollywood lovers (No need to be a superhero lover).