Brilliant, unconventional and emotional, “Logan” really claws its way in this last Hugh Jackman outing.
“Logan” follows the eponymous character who is past his prime and keeping a low profile while caring for his tutor Professor X in Mexico until the arrival of a young mutant changes everything.
Different in tone yet satisfactory and appealing to fans of the genre as well as the title character than typical superhero films as it deals with a dying Mutant who is forced to take a young Mutant girl to a safe hiding with governmental forces on their trail.
Vibrant and excellent with Hugh Jackman, of course, leading the film with the always wonderful Patrick Stewart as Professor X and scene-stealing newcomer Dafne Keen as Laura who is “very much” like Logan. It was also surprising to see Stephen Merchant (most notable for collaborating with Ricky Gervais such as “The Ricky Gervais Show”) as Caliban, a Mutant who can track down other Mutants and the 2nd caretaker of Professor X and Richard E. Grant (known for his roles such as Bram Stoker’s Dracula and “Corpse Bride”) as Rice, the head of the “Transigen” project.
The action sequences are typical yet brilliant as with any other superhero flick and the setting from Mexico to North Dakota are stunning and breathtaking.
Even though the story is good, it does not feel original as it feels you are watching a Batman movie in the X-Men film universe.It is also upsetting to see that it is Hugh Jackman’s last time playing his iconic role yet it is understandable because what would you do if you have been playing a character for 17 years?
Overall a must-see for fans of the genre as well as Hugh Jackman fans, a great time in the cinema for everyone and so far one of the best of 2017.