After seventeen years Hugh Jackman is finally saying goodbye to Wolverine. Logan is the final film to feature the character and I’m glad to report that Jackman is leaving the role at the perfect time. Logan isn’t just the best X-Men film, it is one of the most unique and entertaining superhero films ever.
Logan isn’t your typical superhero film. Director James Mangold has pushed the boundaries of the formulaic genre and created a truly special film. It’s funny that in today’s superhero landscape, the best way to make something a big success is to make a smaller film. Every superhero film tries to be bigger than the one before it, but by taking a smaller, more personal approach to these characters Mangold has made one of the most memorable and exciting comic book movies ever.
If this truly is Hugh Jackman’s final performance as Wolverine, then he’s going out on a high. Logan is a superhero film that also manages to be a unique and gritty western. It’s gonna be hard for any superhero film in twenty-seventeen or in the next few years to beat this one.
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In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Directed by James Mangold, Logan stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, and Richard E. Grant.