LOGAN (2017) Review
Directed by James Mangold
This is what DC Extended Universe aspires to produce, a gritty superhero film that’s personal and grounded it might as well be one of the best superhero movies of all time. Writer and director James Mangold made a western superhero family drama that is bloody satisfying from start to finish.
Hugh Jackman returns and hints that this is his final film as Logan aka The Wolverine in Fox’s X-Men universe. A fitting conclusion to his story, that was finally given the right amount of violence, rage and depth the character and Jackman deserves. Hugh Jackman is Wolverine, and seeing him depart from the character in the best way possible is the most fulfilling experience about the X-Men universe.
We see Logan in pain, damaged and having a little hope for living. It might be the saddest superhero movie, but this is a superhero film that was made to connect to us, to humans. The way we cling to hope even though we resist it, the way we fight for survival in the hope of things to get better, the film does justice in making Logan relatable, a strong character that has weakness, that can convey pain and love in times of difficulty. Not only Logan is gruesomely action-packed, it’s also a poignant tale of a father and daughter.
4.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Logan” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Also available in 4D and IMAX 2D. Rated R-16 by the MTRCB.