Philippine Release Date: March 1, 2017
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Boyd Holbrook
There is always a reason why blade-wielding characters excite the audiences the most, and LOGAN proves to be nothing short of such excitement.
Said to be the last time Hugh Jackman will sport the character, James Mangold’s Logan is the third installment of the X-men: Wolverine series. With no other mutants beside him save for Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and Caliban (Stephen Merchant) who takes care of the former, Logan, or Wolverine, lives his life moving towards his prime.
Logan makes do with driving a limousine as a ride service provider, trying to make his earnings enough for weak professor’s medication expenses. He suddenly meets a short-lived woman who has been looking for him, with consequences trying to lure him to go back to the mutant world. He initially declines to get associated with anything connected to his mutant life until he found himself involved in a situation seemingly familiar to him – saving the world and other mutants’ life at the same time.
The movie, despite the long narrative, had the characters developed in such a way that familiar characters lived up to what was expected from them – Professor X as well mannered as usual, Logan being quite a rascal and rough. Meanwhile, new characters such as Laura (Dafne Keen) made a strong statement of her personality and have been quite effective in portraying her role in Logan’s life.
As expected for the story, the convincing graphics made the Wolverine-type of brutality one of the best, if not THE BEST, among the franchise. Despite Logan’s ability to regenerate past bruises and heavy bodily damages, the movie perfectly shown the human side of Logan – using time in order to fully heal, literally and figuratively. No heavy drama needed to convey the emotions in the following sequences. The gravity of the storyline’s consequences was made so its audiences can feel it. The movie was made to be sure that Logan would leave a legacy the same way Professor X left his own.
Avid fans of X-Men arcade games will surely enjoy Logan, as the movie made sure to justify Wolverine’s signature combo, Berserker Barrage X and Weapon X as one of the best assisted combat moves in the history of video games.
Similarly, Logan opened a new generation in the world of mutants, making sure that despite the movie ended one of the greatest tales in its universe, there is always something new to look forward to in their world’s neXt generation.
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