Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Movie Review: Logan

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IMDB Storyline: In 2029 the mutant population has shrunk significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are ageing, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining...

Sadly, the movie LOGAN marks the end of Hugh Jackman's brilliant career as X-Men's Wolverine. That may be true for Patrick Stewart's portrayal of Charles Xavier, the most powerful mind on the planet Professor X. The two of them were in the mutant Marvel Universe for 17 years. Arguably the longest of two actors to play heroes. Logan is the fitting way to say goodbye to iconic actors in their roles.

The movie should thank the highly successful and profitable movie Deadpool from 2016 for the studio to go all out in this fond farewell with a rated R. Logan is a family movie (WTF DID YOU SAY)! Yes, it is about family and the crap we endure for their care and SURVIVAL. 

The movie begins with old broken Logan who has taken on the mantle to care for Charles with the assistant of another (no spoilers here). He has plans to keep them safe when unexpectedly a little girl appears and unravels their lives. The movie is brutal and it is not for the faint of heart. Beyond the gore and cussing is a story of beloved comic characters in a setting that's fits what the previous X-Men movies attempted to communicate poorly. 

Mutants are extremely hated and yet their abilities though feared are in obsessive demand by the very same people who despise them. This movie is not your regular cape, cowl mask with spandex leather cinema. It's dirty, filthy, grimy look at what really happens to individuals broken from prejudice, fear, and persecution. However difficult the film is with in your face slicing and dicing pain between X-23, Logan. and the people chasing them; there are a few moments of brief humor, joy, and finally love for what you are given and the people you choose to accept as family. 

The chemistry between the professor and his pupil is nothing less than father and son. The same is felt eventually with Wolverine and X-23. There is so much in this finale that is so well done I can say without a doubt that Logan is the best movie thus far from the Marvel Universe. I highly recommend Logan for all adults and mature teens (due to the R rating). It is an incredible depiction of how Wolverine and Mutants are painfully portrayed in comics. You will not be disappointed.

Post by part of The Dynamic Duo aka Critter's Corner aka - James

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