Logan Review- Spoiler Free
Written by Justin Bobby for Awesome Sunday Show
I feel like that’s appropriate and fitting to say, seeing that 20th Century Fox is coming to it’s senses by releasing its second R-rated superhero film in two consecutive years! I bow down to you Mr. Mangold, Mr. Jackman, and Mr. Stewart for creating such an electrifying movie filled with attitude and jam-packed action. I guess we can thank Deadpool for paving the way for this new wave of R-rated superhero genre (with the exception of Blade, Punisher, and Darkman) and Marvel fans such as myself cannot be any happier.
Logan is the tenth film in the X-Men series and the third film in the Wolverine series. Written and directed by James Mangold, this movie is focused and inspired by Mark Millar’s graphic novel Old Man Logan. This movie stars the one and only Wolverine himself Hugh Jackman, who has been playing this role for 17 years! Also starring in this blockbuster film is Patrick Stewart; or as I like to note the better Professor Charles Xavier. Honestly, who can keep up with these timelines anymore? Also complementing these two stars and debuting in in her first major film role is Dafne Keen. This girl may only be twelve years old, but she absolutely lit up the big screen and looked liked such a pro in her portrayed character. I want my future kid to be just like her! These iconic stars along with the newly founded star provide the audience with phenomenal acting performances in what might be one of the best superhero films of all time!
I say that with confidence because being a huge fan of the Marvel Film Era I can say that X-Men has been one of my least favorite of the many distinct stories of our favorite Marvel heroes. You ever hear the metaphor “save the best for last”? Logan is truly the cherry on top for all Marvel fans who love the X-Men and their beloved outcast Wolverine. This movie is indeed rated R as it should be. The violence and language displayed in this film is so fitting to Wolverine’s rugged and tough persona that it doesn’t make sense for it to be rated anything less. These elements of the film give you a more realistic perspective of these superheroes in a way that we have never seen them before. This is perhaps what drew me into the film from the beginning, because it was something that I was not used to seeing in a typical superhero movie.
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