Let me start this off by saying Logan is a very different superhero movie.
The second rated-R superhero film released by 20th Century Fox, Logan utilizes this rating in a very different way than it’s predecessor Deadpool.
I will say, while I enjoyed the Deadpool teaser before the film, it may have started the audience off on the wrong foot for a film like Logan.
From the beginning of Logan, it is very clear that this isn’t the same X-Men universe we’ve seen before…
And it’s at this point I really have to stop talking about the plot so I don’t ruin anything…
So let me talk about the performances in this film, because that’s pretty much all I can talk about without spoiling anything.
As the last time both Stewart and Jackman will appear in their respective roles, (that’s confirmed, it’s not a spoiler…) I will focus on them first.
As someone who has grown up with the X-Men franchise, I have grown accustomed to seeing them in these roles.
So to see these two award winning actors given the range of an R-rating was everything I had hoped for in an X-Men film.
Jackman and Stewart’s pain is felt throughout the film, with age taking a toll on both of their mutant abilities. (Alright, that was a spoiler…sorry)
And with McAvoy naturally replacing Stewart as Professor X,
The mantle of Wolverine will be assumed by talented newcomer, Dafne Keen, who’s character will remain nameless….
With limited dialogue throughout the film, Keen relies on an incredible physical performance that mimics Jackman’s Wolverine as well as the new style of fighting, more consistent with the fast-past action seen in films today.
Now I have seen some reviews for this film comparing it to The Dark Knight….and I may have to agree with them.
Logan is an incredible example of the potential of the superhero genre and has restored my faith in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise.