“Logan” is a really excellent film. Hugh Jackman plays Logan/Wolverine with grace and style and lifts this far above its Marvel Comics origin.
It’s a thoughtful story about getting older and protecting those you love. It feels like a fantastic old Western and, indeed, the main characters are shown watching “Shane”.
James Mangold directs and co-writes and it’s deep and original to watch.
In 2029, Logan, Professor X/Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Logan are living off-grid, in Mexico. Few mutants remain. Caliban (Stephen Merchant) looks after them.
A young girl, Laura (Dafne Keen) needs help. Will she get to where she needs to be? Or, will the bad guys catch her and kill her?
The road trip part of this is just delightful to watch. All 137 minutes whizzed by and left me longing for more.
It’s very violent and the first word is the “F” word. There’s a lot of swearing.
But it’s the most satisfying and thoughtful Marvel movie I have ever seen. Even those who are unfamiliar with the characters and do not share my affection for Marvel will find much to love.
Hugh Jackman is in almost every scene and he carries this exceptionally well. He ought to get an Oscar nomination for this extraordinary performance.
There is no Stan Lee cameo and there’s no teaser trailer, after the credits, so don’t wait for either of those.