“Nature made me a freak. Man made me a weapon. And God made it last too long.”
- What is this movie about?
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
- Why should you watch it?
Because is the best Wolverine movie. Period. The Wolverine trilogy goes from worst to better, because the world is upside down. With this movie we can properly say goodbye to the character. A goodbye well-deserved and well made.
The movie is not the typical super heroes movies and it is not the so typical X-Men movie that we are used to. It takes a while to remember where we are in the scene: is it after The Last Stans? Or Apocalypse? or The Wolverine? One cannot stop asking that at the beginning of the movie, but then our doubts are done. We are presented with an old Wolverine; not what expected since the day you met him and his special ability. The year is 2029 and many things have changed for the mutants. and of course the bad guys wanted to create more and to control more, same old story that keeps coming back, no mater in what mutant year we are.
The movie was a bit long for my likening, there were some scenes that could have been shortened or directly cut, specially the fight ones, which more were fanservice that anything else. But still, there were well-played and welcomed. The movie leaves some questions in the air and raises new ones that we probably won’t get an answer any soon. As for the performances, we see again Wolverine and Professor X together sharing the screen, which it always means that some trouble is coming, and that we get to see two fantastic actors playing these beloved characters and again and probably for the last time.
Finally a movie that gives justice to the beloved Wolverine character and that concludes a trilogy which two first films are forgettable but not this one. A film for Marvel fans to enjoy a different kind of movie than what we are used to.
- Did you know?
– The title of the film is “Logan.” This is a reference to Mark Millar’s graphic novel “Old Man Logan,” and was deliberately chosen to form an opposite from The Wolverine (2013).
– Counting his cameo in X-Men: First Class (2011), his face on the cover of the Sexiest Man Alive People issue in Deadpool (2016), and his Alkali Lake rampage in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), this film is Hugh Jackman’s 10th and final time playing Logan/Wolverine.
– Patrick Stewart’ lost 21 pounds to play Charles Xavier as elderly and sick. Stewart claimed that he had a steady weight since he was a teenager and had never deliberately lost weight before. Hugh Jackman genuinely held Stewart in all the scenes of Wolverine carrying Dr. Xavier.
– The film watched by the characters in the hotel room is Shane. This is a classic film about an aging gunfighter with an unfavorable past who tries to “go civilized” but cannot deny what he is, making it an appropriate film for characters to watch in what is supposed to be Hugh Jackman’s last portrayal of Wolverine.
– The Samurai sword presented to Logan in The Wolverine (2013) can be seen in the smelting mill where Logan and Charles are hiding.
– The comic books that Logan flicks through in the film are not actual old issues, the artwork was created by Dan Panosian directly for the movie
– Director James Mangold has announced that he will be releasing a black & white version of the entire film, much like George Miller’s Black & Chrome version of Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). It will be released either later this year or early 2018.
– The trailer includes the song “Hurt” performed by Johnny Cash. James Mangold, this film’s director, directed the Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line (2005). When asked why he chose the song for the trailer he said “It was to set itself apart from other superhero movies”. He has revealed that Logan will have a more “human” feel to it as it focuses on an old and hurting Logan in the future where the mutants are dying off.
– The director James Mangold said that Hugh Jackman took a salary cut because he wanted to do an R-rated movie. This pay cut and the success of Deadpool (2016) was what convinced the producer to do an R-rated movie.
– There is no end credit scene.