As others have previously mentioned, the film ‘Logan’ (which I recently watched on AMAZON Video) featuring MARVEL’s iconic Canadian berserker ‘Wolverine’ does not feel like a typical ‘Super-Hero’ movie (in fact very far from it)….. and if you weren’t already familiar with the history of the main protagonists (Logan/Wolverine and Charles Xavier) you would actually be inclined toward feelings of extreme pathos and even pity for these (extremely) ‘broken’ Lost-souls (dilapidated beyond repair in both body & Spirit)…….. awaiting to be mercifully freed from Earthly worries & degradations now that the golden-Age of ‘gifted’ mutants has become a long-forgotten remnant of the dim past….. enter a faint (but quite terrifying) glimmer of renewed mutant ascension in the form of a seemingly-pitiful but hyper-ferocious homeless child with strangely-familiar razor-sharp appendages (and an effortless knack for slicing & dicing)?!……..furtively on the run, staying one-step-ahead of merciless shadowy covert-para-military black-Ops in relentless-pursuit……… and then the real fun begins!
Seriously, this is an excellent film with fantastic acting and an oppressive downtrodden ‘realism’ = exemplifying the courageous artistic/Cinematic choices taken by writer-director James Mangold maintaining the heightened level of visceral intensity throughout, but it all works toward achieving an astonishing and deeply-authentic degree of both drama and emotionally-resonant Storytelling/Myth-making! Fully-transforming both ‘Logan/Wolverine’ and ‘Charles Xavier’ into the most authentic of anti-Heroes who are forced thru desperate-circumstance to permit glimmers of long-hidden (and even renounced) ‘humanity’ to slowly (and painfully) rise to the surface again….. one last-time!
note: Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman provide at times bone-chillingly visceral (Oscar worthy) performances going way above & beyond the normal expectations of Hollywood action-films.
I am blown away at how amazing this movie is having had watched the previous Wolverine films. The story was gripping even knowing a lot of the comic book story lines. It was original while staying true enough to comic book fans. It is dark and depressing but story leads you to something meaningful and gratifying. The acting is superb between the main characters. The young lady playing Laura is extremely talented both in acting and acrobatics. After seventeen years of playing Wolverine and Professor X Huge Jackman and Patrick Stewart ended on such a high note with their respective performances. The depth of character and emotion that they brought to their characters I seriously doubt will ever be repeated. is packed with action woven between meaningful dialog which continues the storyline. To be fair the fight scenes are a bit gruesome but its freakin Wolverine!!! This is not an X-Men movie, its not a conventional superhero flick. This is something else entirely.
I know this "Spoiler Alert" is late for some, But... just in case. I grow up on comics, and the Hulk and Wolverine are the only two who are still alive in the post apocalyptic future.Other than new mutants. Seeing him get his claws cut off (I refuse to watch that one ever again), and to see him weak and busted really sucks, but at least I enjoyed the rest of the movie.
I have been in love with Hugh Jackman's performance of Wolverine since his debut. Logan was a phenomenal adventure with a wide range of feelings from visceral to emotional. The themes of fatherhood really plucked at my heartstrings as I'm sure it must have for anyone who has taken care of their loved ones in weakened states.
The humor was also very entertaining without direct punchlines, it was portrayed through body language, actions, and expressions. I think this is my favorite Marvel movie by far.