logan

I had very high expectations for this movie, and i’m happy to say that this exceeded every expectation that I had. Logan is an amazing, heartfelt, emotional, gritty movie that in almost every way, is the Wolverine movie that we’ve always been waiting for.

It’s the year 2024 and the days of the X-Men and mutants are almost a forgotten memory in the eyes of everyone. Mutant’s are on the verge of extinction and the ones that are left are in hiding. Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart play very different versions of Wolverine and Xavier, Logan is at the end of his rope, he doesn’t really care about much anymore. Xavier still has some hope for the world and for Logan but he’s also destroyed inside with the state of the mutants. Logan is living a simple life as a limo driver now and he has to illegally get special drugs every so often that keep Xavier’s (who’s now classified as a weapon of mass destruction) powers in check.

From the get-go you can see why this movie is R-Rated, the fight scenes are insane and gritty and they make you appreciate Logan so much more, and there is blood, a LOT of blood. This is a swan song to both the characters of Logan and Xavier as both Jackman and Stewart both said they were done with the X-Men movies. Watching their characters scenes and knowing that this could be the last time we see these versions of the characters onscreen just makes the movie that much more heavy and makes the emotional scenes land that much more of an impact.

This movie also introduces us to X-23 played by Dafne Keen, she is probably my favorite part of the movie and she’s incredibly badass.  I am really hoping that she ends up being a protagonist in a future X-Men movie. In this dark future for the mutants, Laura adds some glimmer of hope and she is genuinely scary.

The movie is essentially a road trip with Logan, Charles and Laura on the run from Boyd Holbrook’s Donald Pierce, he wants Laura back and he is willing to do anything to get to her. The movie goes to some very dark places and it touches on tones that we haven’t really seen in the X-Men movies at all yet but they still match up with the consistent tone of the film, but the film can feel very heavy at times.

Jackman gives his absolute all in his final outing as Wolverine and a lot of his scenes are absolutely outstanding. That is the exact same for Sir Patrick Stewart, he gives his best as well and while this is a very different Xavier, he is in many ways the same as well.

Logan is without a doubt the best solo Wolverine movie we’ve had yet and it could be debated that it’s the best movie in the entire X-Men universe (I still think I prefer Future Past and First Class though). If you loved the X-Men movies then i’m sure you’ll love this, if you didn’t then maybe this movie might not be your cup of tea.

There’s not much more I can say without going into spoilers but I would definitely recommend this movie.

 

THE VERDICT

9.5/10

Logan is everything you would want from a final Wolverine movie.

 

Connor Cunningham covers ENTERTAINMENT for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @Connoriscoolio

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