After 9 X-Men movies with various stripes and styles including a couple of Wolverine stand-alone movies, I had no hope that a good X-Men movie was yet to come. Fox proves that I’m wrong with Logan. It’s such a smart, exciting, bittersweet kickass way to send off the Wolverine movies with a final chapter. As I say in my review video above, Hugh Jackman, who made Wolverine the hallmark of his career, takes this version so difference as the movie seems to represent the end of the mutants in 20129 and the prime time of both Wolverine, a.k.a Logan, and Charles, the head of the X-Men Academy living his last days.
Let’s enjoy again one by one trailers here:
In the movie, we learn that Wolverine find himself losing his healing factor as well as his fighting sense, he works as a limo driver right near El Paso for living and taking care of Charles. No new mutant, excluding an Albino Mutant named Caliban, shows up at the horizon, this to be the end of the road for these warriors with special powers. Charles is dying by the effects of aging but still maintains an unmistakable wisdom even with his body deserting him.
Logan and Charles live a normal life until the arrival of Laura (Dafne Keen), a girl who soon reveals the kinds of powers similar to Logan. It’s obvious that her appearance has a reason behind, and definitely has some connection to Logan, even as he resists to face the truth. After Caliban is snatched, the trio hits the road pursued by Laura’s trackers Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and his cyborg henchman. They are minions doing the dirty work for the head, Richard E. Grant, of an oily organization called Transigen that essentially created Laura. The ultimate goal is to get Laura safely across the border to Canada but this is going to be a tough battle ahead.
Logan has less the feel of a Marvel comic-book movie, keeps the origins intact but not the creative intent.
This has far more in common with the code of the Old West than of the mutant future, and Mangold has brilliantly merged the basic material fans will understand, while giving it a substance that is completely unexpected yet enormously moving on many levels. An encounter with a family who harbors the trio for the night is especially effective even if it goes in directions I wasn’t thinking it would, and reveals a fascinating and violent twist, but every step of this journey had me with it all the way.
To sum up, John Mathieson’s sensational Southwestern cinematography combines with Michael McCusker and Dirk Westervelt’s sharp editing represent across-the-board top-notch technical contributions has brought a new breathe into Marvel comic-book movie. Also, the cast makes a great contribution in bringing that breathe alive: Jackman and Stewart are at the top of their game, Keen really seems at the beginning of a spectacular career. Logan is that rare sequel that transcends everything that has come before it and lifts this series to a whole other level of X-cellence. It also showcases the superhero power of humanity and puts it on full display.