About the Logan movie (spoiler free)

Logan

Had a date night with the boyfriend yesterday, we went to the movies to see Logan. And holy shit, this was something completely different! ?

I hadn’t heard much about it before. I only saw the trailer once (gorgeous trailer btw, and great choice of music) and saw some vague praise on Twitter, so I didn’t know what I had to expect. Another X-Men movie, I guess, and it IS an X-Men movie, but not like any of the others.

This is nowhere near the Wolverine we’re used to. He’s in bad shape. He’s coughing, limping, and drinking more than ever. Xavier is no better off, the most powerful brain in the world is getting old. Laura is violent and angry, a mini-me version of Logan himself.
The mutants have nothing left but the fight for survival.

Personally, I loved this. In fact, I’d say it’s one of the best superhero movies ever.

The genre is full of spectacular movies. The whole universe is at stake and the overpowered heroes fight valiantly against demi-gods and shining death rays penetrating the sky. They’re full of acrobatic fights and witty one-liners and everyone knows that the good guys will win in the end.
And there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s fun and entertaining!
It’s just so cool that they dared to go outside the mould and create something else. Something that actually has grit and personality. Something that invests more in the characters themselves than the explosions and fancy suits.

I love how they’ve managed to turn a sci-fi action movie into what feels more like an indie thriller. There’s definitely action, but the main focus is on the key characters and their dysfunctional relationships with each other.

I’ve never managed to get this invested in sci-fi superheroes before. They made these people and their despair feel so close and real. The story is dark and brutal, with very little hope for the future. I left the theatre with a knot in my stomach, and that’s meant as a compliment.

The movie is also beautifully shot and the acting is spot on. Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart are perfection, as always, and I loved Dafne Keen who played Laura.

If you’re into superheroes and X-Men you should watch this, it’s so worth it.

Comments

  1. March 14, 2017

    Ryan and I have just gotten home from seeing Logan. We loved it. Definitely different from other X-Men movies and some great acting.

    The soundtrack to the movie is great, especially the trailer. Johnny Cash ?

    • April 2, 2017

      Oh yes, I loved the soundtrack! It was perfect!

  2. March 19, 2017

    I’m hearing so many positive things about Logan! I think it’s a movie I’d really enjoy, but… I haven’t watched the X-men yet. (I know, this is the part where I crawl back into my hole.) Unfortunately, I can’t watch anything that’s remotely scary or violent atm, but I *will* watch them all one day. If only because Patrick Stewart is in it (I’m a big fan).

    • April 2, 2017

      The X-Men movies are pretty good, and Patrick Stewart is great as Professor Xavier! The whole cast is actually rather solid across the whole series. I hope you get to watch these movies in the future :)

  3. March 21, 2017

    I really liked Logan too! It was definitely different than the other X-men movies and any of the recent superhero movies. It was refreshing to see something so dark and filled with emotion. I also liked how it really focuses on Wolverine, Professor X, and Laura. They aren’t trying to cram in as many X-men as they can. I can see why it’s so highly rated now!

  4. March 26, 2017

    I am looking forward to seeing this and after your post, I am 1000% more excited to see it. :D I find it so important when a story really has a focus on the characters. That we get to see an insight into their life and perspective. Maybe it will something that creates ripples of change to many new movies in the future.