In Review: Logan

Having never been a huge fan of the previous two stand alone movies to feature Logan aka Wolverine. I was pleasantly surprised by just how good and thoughtful this film was. 

Synopsis: In the near future, Logan’s efforts to hide close to the Mexican border with a sick Professor X are ended when a young Mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Review: Having recently been released on Amazon, Sky Box Office and other Video On Demand services. I figured I’d give Logan a look to see what all the fuss was about.

Having never been a huge fan of the previous two stand alone movies to feature Logan aka Wolverine. I was pleasantly surprised by just how good and thoughtful this film was.

The film is part road movie and part Spaghetti Western with Hugh Jackman’s ailing Wolverine taking on the reluctant hero that was so well played by Clint Eastwood in the old Westerns.

When the film starts. We see Wolverine merely existing and busting his butt as a Limo Driver to raise enough money to live off of and to afford the drugs that Professor X needs to halt the progress of his Alzheimer’s. He is living with an albino mutant called Caliban who has the ability to track any mutant.

Wolverines existence however takes a turn for the dramatic when a young mutant turns up. And he is tasked with the job of driving her to Eden where there are supposed to be other mutants that can help her. So Logan along with the professor drive young Laura while being pursued by Dr. Rice and his team.

Hugh Jackman is on brilliant form in this film and portrays the dying Wolverine brilliantly.

I loved the scenes between Logan and Professor X and the young Laura who was played brilliantly by Dafne Keen.

Also putting in a great performance was Stephen Merchant as Caliban who is forced to track Logan and the remaining mutants by Dr. Rice who is played by the fantastic Richard E. Grant.

The fight sequences throughout are fantastic viewing and even at a much slowed down pace due to age and various ailments. Logan does not go down easy.

But the best part of this film was the story and the relationship that Logan forms with Laura who starts off as quite wild, but softens as she gets to know and understand Logan.

James Mangold does a wonderful job on this film having collaborated with Hugh Jackman on the second stand alone Wolverine film, which somewhat redeemed how bad the first one was.  But with Logan Mangold takes the character to a much higher level by making him easier to relate to by giving him a little more humanity. 

10
Logan
  • Story
    10
  • Acting
    10
  • CGI
    10
  • Incidental Music
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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