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Logan Is The Perfect Finale For Hugh Jackman As Wolverine

19 February 2017, 12:41 | Sue Hudson

Logan Is The Perfect Finale For Hugh Jackman As Wolverine

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"It's an wonderful swan song for the Wolverine character, and for Jackman, and perhaps the best X-Men movie yet".

"Even as the film's energy drains in the later going, much like Logan's healing powers, and long after the fight scenes have lapsed into overkill, Jackman makes his superhero the real deal". There isn't a lot of hope in the movie.

"Logan" sees the blade-fingered superhero reunited with his ailing father figure Professor X (British actor Patrick Stewart) and introduced to Laura, his mutant daughter he was unaware had been created in a Mexican laboratory. The loner has to learn to put someone else first.

Logan is due to open in the United States in March. "It's both as manipulative and hokey as that sounds, but occasionally it works well enough that you might find yourself getting choked up against your better judgment".

While the film does try to set up an emotional denouement, it's impossible to get too deeply involved with the characters when one is a sociopath who cares for nearly no-one, and the other is mini-Wolverine who doesn't say a word until halfway through. This is a character I love.

The world's most famous mutant is a limping, coughing shadow of his former self: he's riddled with arthritis, his eyesight is fading, and the cynicism that the bright young things at Westchester gradually eroded over who-knows-how-many films is more pronounced than ever. "This is honestly one of the best comic book movies of all time".

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A road movie, then, but one punctuated by grumpy old men banter and fearsome confrontations in Vegas (see Xavier unleashed as never before), at a family farm (and the appearance of an unexpected adversary) and a forest where Logan makes his last stand. She says that she and Laura must go north towards the Canadian border, where there's supposedly a safe haven for the surviving mutant population, most of whom are genetically modified children that were born and raised as killers in a Mexico City-based genetics laboratory where Gabriela was a nurse.

Right now, all we can do is speculate, but this news is definitely exciting. "I owe my career to this character".

Not only does the film come with an R-rating, there is also plenty of mystery surrounding exactly what the story is all about, beyond the introduction of the little girl with numerous same characteristics of Logan himself. And I left Logan fully satiated by the totality of Wolverine's on-screen journey. With this in mind, what praises are the critics giving Hugh Jackman's last outing as Wolverine? The film is directed by James Mangold.

"Logan is a unique film".

Each sequence, including the few which appeared to be veering slightly off track on the way to Jackman's final moments as a mutant, culminate to make Logan an emotional masterpiece.

"The end of Logan is genuinely touching, as Jackman lets you feel the character's strength and pain, and- finally-his release". Emotional gut punches, risky filmmaking choices, and attractive performances from Jackman, Stewart, and Keen make Logan an absolute must see movie for anyone who can handle it.

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