Logan – The Much Needed End of X-Men

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In what was presumably Hugh Jackman’s last performance as Wolverine, Logan did not leave fans disappointed.

Logan provided the much needed closure for Fox’s X-Men saga. Loosely based on Marvel’s Old Man Logan series, Logan follows Jackman’s character in the far distant future from the events of X-Men: Apocalypse (The events of Days of Future Past wiped out X-Men 2 and 3). The year is 2029 and the mutants are no-more.

The story takes place after mutants are hunted down after an incident involving Charles Xavier which resulted in numerous human injuries. Logan is an alcoholic limo driver who protects Charles and Caliban (a mutant who can search for other mutants) south of the border in Mexico.

Over the course of the film, you meet the film’s villain David Pearce. Played by Boyd Holbrook, Pearce works for Transigen. Transigen is that antagonist organization hunting the remaining mutants, including Logan.

David Pearce is one of the sore spots of the movie. While the acting by Holbrook was phenomenal, Pearce was only seen as a henchman. Didn’t really possess the big villain vibe that Magneto, Dark Phoenix, and Sebastian Shaw showcased in previous films.

You later find out Transigen created mutants of their own. Designed from the DNA of mutants like Logan, and incubated in human hosts. Laura, the furious female lead was created from James “Logan” Howlett’s DNA, effectively making her his daughter.

Dafne Keen brought fire and resistance to the 11 year-old Laura. The stunts, fight scenes, and overall characterization was phenomenal. It was a great compliment to Hugh Jackman’s best performance since Oklahoma!.

Logan was action-packed and fulfilled the fans’ request for an R-rated Wolverine flick. Even with the added blood, it felt like a superhero movie. With the addition of Cowboy Western elements, the X-Men franchise earned their much-needed closure in the oversaturated field of comic book cinema.

Aka go see this movie.

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