MOVIE REVIEW - LOGAN
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WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. I WILL REALLY TRY NOT TO PUT ANY BIG SPOILERS IN MY REVIEW...BUT NO PROMISES
Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine
Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier
Dafne Keen as Laura/X-23
Boyd Hollbrook as Pierce
Stephen Merchant as Caliban
Elizabeth Rodriguez as Gabriela
Richard E. Grant as Dr. Rice
How would someone end a 17 year run portraying a character so successfully? Before the first X-Men was released, I never heard of Hugh Jackman and honestly I was not a supporter of him being cast as Wolverine. Hugh Jackman was tall and skinny and did not match the short and stocky frame of his comic book counter part. To say that Mister Jackman quickly changed my mind would be a huge understatement. He became the character and one did not think of Wolverine without thinking of Hugh Jackman.
The version of Logan that we meet at the beginning of the movie is a very different Logan then we have known over the years. He has aged and he is sick. You may say ask, "Wait, doesn't Logan have his healing factor?" The answer to that question is yes, but there's a problem. The adamantium that gives him indestructible skeleton is now poisoning his body and breaking it down.
Charles Xavier seems to be more powerful, but his mind is also deteriorating at his age. Logan usually keeps him heavily medicated in order to keep his dangerous physic seizures at bay. He is still the same hopeful Professor X we have known to love, but he is very dependent on those around him.
Laura or X-23 as some would prefer to call her, is the best thing in this movie when it comes to brutal fight scenes. What the film makers did with this character is pretty incredible. There is nothing that I could say that wouldn't give away any of the movie. I really do not want to spoil it for anyone. But I will say that if Fox doesn't continue her story, it would really be a big shame to the X-Men movie universe.
Before seeing this film, I have heard the good and the bad about it. I have heard bad things about who ends up being the villain of the movie in X-24. I feel the same way about X-24 as when I first heard about it. I loved the idea when I heard it and I loved the idea of it more after I saw it. I know I said no big spoilers, but I just can't help it. I feel that X-24 has been spoiled already by now and that I cannot justify not writing about him. So here is the only way I know to make a compromise. Scroll down below the next image if you don't mind being spoiled. Again if you don't want to be spoiled, DO NOT READ BEYOND THE LOGAN POSTER BELOW.
After seeing Logan, I feel that they closed the Logan story in a great way and we all get to say good bye to Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. I agree with the other good reviews out there and I am going to give the film 5 out of 5 stars. Does the film suffer from the loop holes of the other movies? Sure,but once they brought time travel into play with Days of Futures Past, these loop holes have an explanation. I personally do not want to see anyone else play the character in this franchise. And since this franchise is not ending any time soon, they should just let the character be and not recast. With saying that, I just want to conclude this review by saying thank you to both Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart for giving us a fun an exciting 17 years.
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X-24 is a cloned younger version of Logan with absolutely no sense of humanity and is full of rage. He is the ultimate killing machine who stops at nothing to complete whichever objective he is focused on. This mainly means to capture X-23 and kill Logan. If you think about it, there really was no one more dangerous to put Logan up against in his final battle. The way he killed Xavier was surprising. I didn't see it coming the way it did. I have heard people complain that X-23 shouldn't have killed X-24. What happened on screen is what worked well in my opinion. It made the ending more emotional in my point of view.