Logan (2017)

“Nature made me a freak. Man made me a weapon. And God made it last too long.”  – Logan

Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 Apr 2017)

Brief Synopsis – In the near future Logan must keep Professor X safe from mutant hunters while also protecting a young girl who has extraordinary powers.

My Take on it – I’m a big fan of superhero films and I have been waiting a while to finally see this film.

It was great seeing Wolverine in action again and yes, this film is so much better than the other two previous Wolverine standalone films, but it lacks something along the way.

This film is essentially an action film with Wolverine as the main character instead of the usual superhero fair that we are all used to because there are little to no superhero effects used here.

This film is extremely violent and filled with lots and lots of four letter words, so if you are expecting something to take the kids to, this probably isn’t the film you should choose.

Hugh Jackman is great here once again as Wolverine and continues to show how perfect he was for this role that he created 17 years ago on screen and has appeared in a record number of films as the character.

It was nice to see Patrick Stewart as Professor X again and despite my having trouble imagining him as anyone but Captain Picard, he does an amazing job here again in this pretty complicated role.

MY main issue with this film is that it seems to veer towards the trend of superhero hero movies nowadays resembling John Wick (2014) more than a film with superhumans with extraordinary powers.

Bottom Line – Great superhero film that is essentially just a great action film without most of the effects used in superhero films lately.  Extremely violent and filled with four letter words, this isn’t one for the kids.  Jackman is once again great in the role he created and has endured thru for so many years.  Despite the great action scenes here, the problem of this film is that it is more reminiscent of John Wick (2014) than of most modern superhero films.  REcommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – According to James Mangold allowing the film to be R-rated was important, not so much for violent content, but for style: “For me, what was most interesting in getting the studio to okay an R-rating was something entirely different. They suddenly let go of the expectation that this film is going to play for children, and when they let go of that, you are free in a myriad of ways. The scenes can be longer. Ideas being explored in dialogue or otherwise can be more sophisticated. Storytelling pace can be more poetic, and less built like attention-span-deficit theater.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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7 thoughts on “Logan (2017)

  1. Nice Review, I personally enjoyed this slightly more than you did, but my reasons are because i loved the idea of seeing the final chapter of a comic book character over the origin once again. i also liked the darker tone throughout but i will say it felt like they swearing because the studio told them it was ok and didn’t suit the character in places.

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  2. I liked that there wasn’t a huge emphasis on superpowers but your point is a good one – this is definitely more John Wick than Civil War. Logan felt old in large part because his powers were worn out so I thought it was the right choice.

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