Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Movie Review: Logan

"Logan" is the anti-thesis of every superhero movie that has come out in the last few years, strangely, even to the franchise it belongs to. No shiny costumes or magnificent battles 

For 17 years and 9 movies, Hugh Jackman being cast as Wolverine has redefined the character as we know it. Even though we never saw him in the show-stopping blue and yellow spandex, he has become-to generations-the Wolverine. 

Unfortunately the movies that have come along this 'perfect casting' have not been so smooth sailing. (I hated the Origins Movie, while Logan's adventure in Japan was oh-kay). 

Logan steps away from the typical superhero genre by embracing a tone and feel that is uniquely its own. A fitting farewell to an iconic character be showing his weakness rather than his strength, focusing his humanity rather than what makes him a mutant. 

The film is the Wolverine movie we've all been waiting for, the modern western themes, tugging at the heart strings drama (which will make you cry) make for a cinematic experience you should not miss. 

Of course "Logan is not just all about Hugh Jackman's praise worthy swan song. The performances of Patrick Stewart as an ailing Professor X and a feisty newcomer Dafne Keen as Laura, are also worth noting. 

The relationship of Logan with these characters also drives the movie forward-to a place where other super hero movies have yet to take their viewers. 

Watching Charles and Logan argue and banter is both hilarious and heartbreaking as it is but another reflection of the degradation of these once powerful mutants. Of course a clueless Logan trying to "parent" Laura also had that heartwarming and hilarious combination. 

9/10 - "Logan" is a heartbreaking masterpiece, a just farewell to a character that has graced the big screen and has been admired by fans of all ages, It is a Greek tragedy worthy of a true hero's end. 

Logan is still showing in cinemas.  

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