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Friday, March 3, 2017

Logan




This latest “X-Men” entry is supposed to be the last appearance of Logan (Hugh Jackman), the mutant with an accelerated-healing skin who, for all intents and purposes is indestructible. This one is directed by James Mangold, who directed Jackman in 2013’s Wolverine story “The Wolverine.”

This one takes full advantage of the “R” rating since the deaths and dismemberments are in abundance in this tale. Gone are the days of placating to the confines of a PG-13 rating. I find it ridiculous that studios have this tactic of making it PG-13 because when it comes to home video, the majority of the time that either releases an unrated unedited cut.

Patrick Stewart also returns as Charles Xavier aka Professor X, whose school has closed since all the mutants have died. What is nice is the fact that Xavier is still alive because of all the jumbled changes they made with the existence of changes I the timeline a that occurred with 2014’s “X- Men: Days of future Past” since Cyclops (James Marden) is still alive, as well as his wife, Jean Grey (Famke Janssen). I did not really enjoy this part because they do not come out and say it, rather it is all inferred.

A lot of people do not realize, but Jackman has always been Wolverine. He first starred in the original “X-Men” in 2000. No other actor has been regulated for the part. The reason the original “X-Men” worked was the direction of Bryan Singer.

Singer did not return for this X-Men entry. Instead it went to Brett Ratner, a mediocre director who gave the world the dumb yet entertaining “Rush Hour.” Singer was off making the disappointing “Superman Returns,” which did not revive that persona/character at all.
It did not happen until “Man of Steel” in 2013. British actor Henry Cavill took over the role of Clark Kent/Superman. He squared off against Batman in last year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

A definite must for those who grew up with Jackman’s Wolverine persona throughout the past decade. This one is a hardcore R-rated action flick with lots of death and dismemberment.

In “Logan,” a “daughter” is introduced in Dafne Keen’s Laura, who has the same admantium bone structure wreathing through in her veins. Laura, however, has only two claws rather than the three Logan usually sports.

One of the cool elements is how the “X-Men” mythology actually uses the Marvel comics as an entry point. Rather than becoming too far-fetched, it weaves this into the tableau.

I would say this is a must see, because one is spending their last moments with an intriguing and distinct personality.
Grade: B
(Review by Ricky Miller)



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