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.
From Rotten Tomatoes:
It's 2029. Mutants are gone--or very nearly so. An isolated, despondent Logan is drinking his days away in a hideout on a remote stretch of the Mexican border, picking up petty cash as a driver for hire. His companions in exile are the outcast Caliban and an ailing Professor X, whose singular mind is plagued by worsening seizures. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy abruptly end when a mysterious woman appears with an urgent request--that Logan shepherd an extraordinary young girl to safety. Soon, the claws come out as Logan must face off against dark forces and a villain from his own past on a live-or-die mission, one that will set the time-worn warrior on a path toward fulfilling his destiny.
Rating: R (for strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity)
Directed By: James Mangold
In Theaters: Mar 3, 2017 Wide
Runtime: 135 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Average Rating: 8/10
Reviews Counted: 100
Critics Consensus: Hugh Jackman makes the most of his final outing as Wolverine with a gritty, nuanced performance in a violent but surprisingly thoughtful superhero action film that defies genre conventions.
User Ratings: 33,326
This is Old Man Logan. He's a chauffeur trying to make enough to buy a boat... ©20th Century Fox
This is not the Wolverine you know...
Okay, at least not based on the Wolverine you've seen in the previous X-Men movies at least. So, Logan, the last and final movie that Hugh Jackman will play Wolverine. This news has disappointed a lot of people and that's quite understandable. Jackman's Wolverine is one of those rare moments when an actor perfectly cast in a role. The first time anyone saw Mr. Jackman as Wolverine that was the moment the standard for Wolverine in a movie was set. Mr. Jackman is the only constant and the only good thing in every X-Men movie ever made. The only other good things are Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellen, and maybe Halle Berry but they weren't in every X-Men movie. Wolverine has been in most of them if not all including the reboots that introduced us to the younger versions of the X-Men that we are familiar with.
And this is Old Man Xavier. His mind isn't what it used to be. Something bad happened and he hasn't been the same... ©20th Century Fox
So since you already know that this is the last time you'll see Wolverine you probably also know that the story takes place sometime in the future and that Logan is an old man and that his only other companion is an even older Prof. Xavier. They are living in hiding, They are possibly the last of the X-men. The last mutants. Until one day when a little girl comes into their lives and they discover that she is very much like Logan.
You've seen the trailers, right? So you know what she hand in her hands before this... ©20th Century Fox
So here's what I like...
- The story. Just so different that what we've been given from the X-Men franchise, even when compared to The Wolverine (2013) movie that was also directed by James Mangold. What was explored in that movie is taken even further and in a more personal and darker direction. In this movie you really get to know who Logan is and what a lifetime of being a mutant and having to fight because of it has done to him. And you also get to see a different side of Prof. Xavier too. A more human side and a very frail side. And to give you an example of how different this movie is to every other X-Men movie is, the first words you hear Logan say is, F*ck.
- The cast. Totally amazing. We're so used to seeing and expecting Wolverine and Prof Xavier a certain way that seeing them the way they are in this one is somewhat jarring but a welcome one. We finally get to see the human side, the real world side of them and how Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart show us who these characters are after a lifetime of fighting and finally losing is is just amazing. You will be moved. And Dafne Keen who plays Laura or X-23 is just as amazing. She doesn't say much but she says volumes.
- The visuals. It looks completely different not only from all the other X-Men movies but even when compared to The Wolverine. It looks like an indie drama. It's beautifully done. As is the action sequences. There's little special effects in this one but that's primarily because there aren't that many mutants with special abilities but you don't miss it.
Those claws don't belong to Laura... ©20th Century Fox
This was such an amazing film and so unlike all the other X-Men films, in fact when compared to other Marvel or even DC superhero films. It's the first time where you see a character especially a superhero character look so different from what you know them to be. A more human side. This movie is essentially a drama with a familiar X-Men in it. And it's good. I'm hoping that this is the beginning of a trend in a way. I'm giving Logan a solid 4.3 out of 5.
Check out the final trailer below.