Sunday, March 5, 2017

LOGAN MOVIE REVIEW

    Logan is directed by James Mangold and stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook Stephen Merchant and Dafne Keen. The plot of the movie is. In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.    Before going to see this movie I was expecting to hate it because I haven't liked any of the other films in the X-men series, but then I started hearing that even people who don't really like comic book movies like this film.  This movie is fucking great. Before I go into why this film is so good I want you to be aware that this film definitely earns its R rating. This film is brutal and I loved that they didn't hold back. Wolverine goes nuts on people and it's definitely not a family film.    I would say that this is more in line with what Christopher Nolan did with Batman and less like we've seen with other comic book movies. This is a very serious drama with action sprinkled in. The movie does have humor, but thankfully it is kept to a minimum. Wolverine and Professor X almost have no hope left at all. Watching these characters especially the young girl grow to appreciate and learn to help each other it's fantastic.    In this movie, they decided to make the X-men comics exist in this story which are viewed as made up stories. I thought that was an interesting choice one of the funniest parts is when Wolverine picks one up and says that the comic is bullshit.   My only complaint about the movie is that I thought it dragged right up until the girl showed up and joined Wolverine and Professor X I get that you have to set up these characters in this new time period, but it feels like it goes on for too long. I did find the ending to be very emotional and I did start to tear up something I would never have expected from this type of movie.  While I did mention that I haven't been a fan of the X-men films I have always thought Hugh Jackman does an amazing job and here he gives one final fantastic performance. Patrick Stewart is also amazing in this movie and the little girl was very good as well.    This movie surprised the hell out of me and it's a shame that just when I get into this series Hugh Jackman is done with it.  4 out of 5 stars for Logan. I hope you enjoyed my review and I hope it helped you decide whether to see the movie or not. 



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