In a hideout near the U.S./Mexico border, an aging Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for the ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart). However, their sheltered existence comes to a sudden end when a young mutant girl (Dafne Keen) arrives and needs their help to stay safe. James Mangold directed this film, the third Wolverine-based spin-off of the X-Men franchise. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi
- Aspect Ratio : 2.39:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Director : James Mangold
- Media Format : AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 2 hours and 18 minutes
- Release date : May 23, 2017
- Actors : Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart
- Dubbed: : French, Spanish
- Subtitles: : English, French, Spanish
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
- Studio : 20th Century Fox
- ASIN : B01LTIBWT4
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #12,669 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Not only does Logan buck all of that, it stomps those expectations into the ground without an apology. The world doesn't need saving nor does a city. No one needs or wants our heroes. Our heroes, all of them, are in very bad situations. Rather than a macro focused comic book movie, this is a movie where our heroes are trying to save themselves. They have been living extremely rough lives in order to survive so they are very angry and rough around the edges. They are not pillars of morality or moral beacons of light. They are on the verge of being purged from humanity. They are not fighting for justice so when threatened they truly fight for their lives. There are no mind games or political power plays, it is brute force vs brute force. As with real-life heroes they are not perfect people. It's a constant struggle to stop acting like a wild animal backed into a corner but to be better. Though the movie is not what I would not think safe for child eyes, I will say that the movie also does a good job of handing off "morals to story" without slapping you in the face with them. By the other reviews here you can see many people zone in and focus on the violence and bad langauge. While some people will miss those values entirely or simply diminish the value of them because of the violence and language that accompanies those values it actually makes me respect the story and direction more. They didn't sacrifice their story to appease the masses. This movie is a lot more grounded than many movies without the science fiction elements. Character interaction for most of the film (not of all it) felt pretty geniune in the sense characters acted in a way I would expect people to respond in those situations. Not all of those responses are the "right response" but they are the response of someone with those interests in that situation would choose. Some of those responses will probably make more than a few parents feel queasy.
There are plenty of kid friendly movies. What we do lack is movies like Logan. It brought a different take to the comic book movie scene. I felt it was a very refreshing take even if it was a dark movie. Maybe Hollywood will see movies like Logan and realize they don't need to try to appeal to everyone. You can have a target audience and still be successful. Not even comic book movies need to be kid friendly especially when the core fanbase are adults. Rated R movies in the '80s were still pretty tame. I think parents are learning that Rated R movies these days are not kid friendly. To be clear, I'm not suggesting all comic book movies be Rated R. I'm saying don't be scared to go that route if it makes sense in that situation.
First Blu-Ray extra I looked forward to seeing, mostly because they had a limited screening in theaters for a very short time that I missed. It is also the first Blu-Ray/DVD extra I actually enjoyed watching and thought was worth my time. I won't say you need to see the movie this way but you absolutely should watch it in B&W if you have the opportunity to. It fits the mood of the movie very well.
In some ways I'm bummed this was a standalone movie in that universe but at the same time I could see some possible movies that could jump off from this storyline if they decided to keep this timeline and style direction going. I don't think I've written a movie review prior to this because I never saw the point but I absolutely wanted to support this movie and show my appreciation. I will probably write one for Wonder Woman as well as both movies are joining Guardians of Galaxy for my favorites right now.
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Professor X is in a real bad way, and Logan is using an alias and driving a limo to get back channel meds that don't work all that well. Mutants aren't really a thing anymore, at least as far as anyone knows (and, if anyone would know, it would be Professor X). Until the Professor starts insisting that he is communicating with someone - the first new mutant he's heard from in 25 years. Is he delusional? Is it wishful thinking? What happens next - and the who, what, and why it all happens - is both marvelously surprising and entirely foreseeable, in the most basic sense - I mean, you look at it and go "of course." It's also depressing. In many ways, this movie paints a bleak picture of humans.
As always with X-men movies, Mengele metaphors abound. But there are also the eternal questions: who are we, where do we come from, what makes us special, what is a soul, and how do we respond to the most grievous of challenges. The film is exciting and deep and tense and somehow depressing and hopeful at the same time.
I was absorbed the whole time I was watching. I recommend this for mature teenagers through adults. I wouldn't let a younger child watch due to the plethora of graphic violence (including some directed at children).
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Though after all the other X-men movies we've had recently, this one will be disconcerting...
The degeneration of powers, slow disappearance of mutants and integration of random civilian almost gives a "Mad Max" feel to the whole. Though not the wild chase in the desert-punk part... And while all the actors does a perfect job to render the emotive nature of the script, it feels breathless... Like if the profound message was that the superhero genre itself is running dry and dying. Maybe this movie has a point.
This is the nearest you'll ever see of 3 Doors Down "Kryptonite"'s movie adaptation.