- Director: James Mangold
- Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant
- Release Date: March 3, 2017
- Rating: 18A (R)
Should the X-men rights go back to Marvel? After the success of Deadpool, and now Logan, both being rated R, it seems FOX has found a formula that’s working for them. While Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, The Avengers and many other Marvel superhero films have been great, Deadpool and now Logan are at the top of my list of best Marvel movies, even though both are owned by FOX. While Marvel’s movies are a bit more lightweight, and not so dark, it seems the darker, grittier, and bloodier superhero movies FOX is now producing is where these superhero movies should be heading.
Logan is by far, not only the best X-men movie, but probably the best superhero movie to date. After 17 years, we finally get to see what the Wolverine is really about. Hugh Jackman’s performance in Logan is his best performance has the Wolverine, and even though it would be nice to see more of r-rated Wolverine, the film is a perfect way to say goodbye to the character.
But not only are we saying goodbye to Hugh Jackman as Logan, but Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier a.k.a “Professor X”. After watching Stewart play such a calm, clean mounted character for so long, it was almost comical to see him cursing Logan when the time seemed fit. But just like Jackman, this is a strong performance for Stewart as the telepathic mutant.
X-23 a.k.a Laura played by Dafne Keen not only sold you on her action sequences, but she could probably give Black Widow a run for her money.
There wasn’t a moment in this movie where it gave you a chance to sit down and relax. From the moment of the first fight, the movie never let up. Just when you thought you could have a breather, something else would happen and through the characters into another whirlwind.
While it would be nice to see Marvel recieve all the rights to all their characters again, with the path that FOX seems to now be following, maybe now isn’t the best time for Marvel to get the X-men back. Not only that, but if they ever did and decided to reboot the X-men and recast Logan “Wolverine”, especially after this performance, they won’t be able to find someone to replace or even come close in comparison to Hugh Jackman.
My rating: 5/5 stars. A definite must see film.