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Film Critique: Logan

Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) tries to protect the young mutant Laura (Dafne Keen) in “Logan.” (Ben Rothstein/20th Century Fox)


A rare rated R superhero movie has hit the theaters again and its success is climbing through the charts.

Logan, a comic book adaptation, ranks first in opening weekend total gross pulling in a massive eighty-eight million dollars across the nation. A story, in which Hugh Jackman gives an astonishing performance as a hurting Logan who is no longer Wolverine, just a man who has lived a strenuous life and is looking at an unforgiving, grim future. Jackman finally experiences humanity and becomes a father figure to Subject X-23/Laura, another mutant with similar abilities to Wolverine, who is played by Dafne Keen.

This movie has elevated the superhero genre to new heights, from mindless killing and warfare, that I love as much as the next guy, to amazingly moving themes of the importance of family and realism.

Logan was rightfully rated R, in terms of graphic violence, profanity, and even a few stray seconds of female toplessness, the director embraced the rating fully.

Logan is an intense, powerful film, full of unexpected bouts of gruesome destruction. But the real calamity is not in the severed limbs and heads but rather the film’s overwhelming dark emotional content. This is by far the darkest film the X-Men series has ever been, which seems to me as a fitting end to wonderful career by Hugh Jackman.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It was an adult and satisfying violent take on what being a superhero could entail. The heart-breaking ending was a great send off to an actor I will remember, forever.

Logan, released to theaters March 3rd, follows the aged Wolverine as he battles to protect his new family.

Logan receives an 8.5/10 on the movie review scale
This film Critique is written entirely on the basis of the sole opinion of Ahmed Darwich, a Bruin, Wadsworth Newspaper, staff member. All that which he writes is based off personal opinion and does not mean to antagonize or offend any person or persons.

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Film Critique: Logan