A cinematic tour de force that needs to be seen!
Thanks to 20th Century Fox we had the chance to see Logan before its cinematic release. This is our review of the film, but – as usual – no matter what we say, we recommend that you still go to your local cinema and see the film because there is no better critic than yourself!
Directed by James Mangold (The Wolverine), “Logan“ is set decades after the events of Days of Future Past, in a world were mutants are almost extinct and the events involving The X-Men have been relegated to comic books.
Old and struggling with the consequences of his past, Logan (Hugh Jackman) is trying to make a living across the Mexican border to take care of a sick and increasingly dangerous Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), who experiences seizures that unleash his full power against his will.
Things get more complicated, when a young girl (Dafne Keen) who seems to have the same abilities as Logan arrives, unleashing a manhunt that will force the famous Wolverine to fight one last time.
Director James Mangold takes the cinematic superhero genre to another level with Logan by telling a more mature, more dramatic and darker story, without unnecessary CGI or secondary characters that are not an asset to the film.
The ageing cast, led by a superb Hugh Jackman and the always fantastic Patrick Stewart, is complemented perfectly by young actress Dafne Keen. Despite being a novice, Keen owns the role of the iconic X-23 and shines in every scene, showing a great chemistry with Jackman‘s grumpy Logan, and the pair carries the entire weight of the film.
Action scenes are spectacular, and R-Rated, finally allowing viewers to see The Wolverine unleashing his inner animal in full, gory force.
Logan is a triumph in every aspect, from the story to the performances. A clever, risky superhero film, that happily not only works, but also mesmerises with Hugh Jackman at his best. And there’s impressive and not-so-over-the-top action. All this comes together to make the film a tour de force that simply must be seen. It’s a perfect farewell for Jackman‘s most famous character.
Logan – In cinemas March 2