Just so everyone knows, I’m not real up to date on all the x-men movies. I’ve seen some of them before, but can’t say I remember a ton. I know who the characters are and I guess that is all that matters for Logan. This film follows a retired x-men, Logan (or Wolverine as I’m sure everyone know him as), where he is taking care of Charles who is suffering from Dementia. One day a Mexican woman finds him and asks him to drive her daughter to the Canadian border so she is safe. From what you ask? Safe from the people that created her – a new type of mutant that isn’t born just made in a lab. At first, Logan is like NO NO NO. Then he sees what her mutant capabilities are – dun dun dun! He is her “father.” Well, I don’t want to spoil anymore for you. This film is basically just following the two of them and Charles on their journey to Canada while the bad guys follow.
To me, I felt like Logan was a bloody roller coaster that didn’t seem to end. Slow parts, fighting and action, more slow, more fighting and bloody action, slow slow, etc. I think we went up and down that roller coaster about twenty times before the movie was over. Don’t get me wrong, the parts that weren’t slow were very exciting an entertaining, but it was just so hot and cold that it wasn’t 100% fun to watch 100% of the time. This though, is the only thing I didn’t like much about the movie (except for maybe the fact that Charles didn’t think things through very well, but hey, he’s got dementia and is old so can’t blame him too much). The story I liked: how Laura was connected to Logan and how everyone was connected to others and how they incorporated children into the x-men series that I’m not sure has been done before (sorry if it has, as I mentioned before I’m not a huge fan). And I also like how Laura carried around an x-men comic book, like it’s a real thing or something.
There’s a good reason that this movie is rated R, it was bloody, bloody, bloody, BUT I think the effects were great. Many scenes we are shown Wolverine’s (and Laura’s) claws slicing through peoples’ heads and chopping off limbs. And when Logan is fighting “himself” I loved that.
I’m on the edge of giving this movie a “Liked It” because of the effects, story, etc and an “Okay” because of the roller coaster ride it put me through and the fact that I wouldn’t watch it again. If I’m going off my rating scale it will have to be an “okay” rating, but I’m going to stick with both ratings because I want to be different sometimes. I felt like it was a great send-off for Hugh Jackman as this is his last x-men movie. I’m sure there will be more in the future post Hugh Jackman, and honestly I’d be interested to see if these children have anything to do with them. One more thing I didn’t like was how there wasn’t really an ending and we are never told if they make it to where they were trying to get to. OH and I waited until the end of the credits for the first time at a Marvel screening. Not cool Marvel. Not cool.
Who is your favorite x-men character? Mine is Laura from Logan!
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"