‘Logan’ shatters expectations

By: Sam Martini ~Staff Writer~

Photo courtesy of superherotype.com | Hugh Jackman reprises his role of Wolverine in Marvel’s superhero film Logan, which was released on March 3.

Dubbed The Dark Knight of Marvel films, Logan follows Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine in his last outing as the character.

Logan must escort a mysterious girl to the Canadian border. However, after being chased by mercenaries and having to take care of the ill Charles Xavier along the way, Logan contemplates when enough is enough.

Logan is truly a remarkable film, especially emerging this early into the movie season. This marks the second R-rated X-Men film after Deadpool, which paved the path for Logan’s R-rating.

With Logan making only $10 million less than its budget on opening weekend, it’s safe to say the future is bright for R-rated comic book films.

As the emotional backbone of the X-Men franchise, this film features many fantastic performances, such as Dafne Keen’s big screen debut as Laura.

Usually when child actors are given a big role in adult-aimed movies, their performances appear forced and lackluster. This is completely untrue for Keen’s Laura. Only 12, Keen gives an amazing performance that truly drives the characters and the film.

Alongside Keen is Sir Patrick Stewart playing Charles Xavier. Stewart, per usual, gives a fantastic performance. Now suffering from a form of dementia, the character has been given a more tragic side as opposed to the father figure he has played in the past.

The story also partially relies on Stewart for some of the comedic outburst, which is refreshing for the character.

In his last time playing the title character, Jackman gives a stellar performance, wrapping up his past 17 years as Wolverine with this magnum opus.

Jackman leaves you in the end wanting more of the character he has brought to life, leaving the audience with a bittersweet ending to the beloved character.

Logan truly caps off the 17 years Jackman has put into the X-Men franchise as well as turns the page for a new beginning for the franchise.

Logan is a must-see and a truly stellar piece of cinema.