When we look at superheroes in the movies, we see youthfulness, strength and agility. We see them kick the bad guys and overcome evil; we see them using their superpowers for the good of humanity. We see them descends from their win and clap our hands out, our hearts filled with joy and excitement. We see these superheroes battle the villain over and over again, and we cheer for them every time. But what happen when we see our superheroes in their less exciting state? When they are old, weak, and barely struggle to hold on?
This is story of Logan, an American superheroSuprehero movie about the old, decaying Wolverine. Based on different timeline, it is the tenth film of the X-Men series and starring Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Steward and more. Logan/Wolverine is taking care of Professor Charles Xavier, in an abandoned building on a plain desert. Xavier is extremely old and has dementia. He destructs everything around every time he suffers a seizure.
One day, a nurse asks him to watch for Laura, a young girl with the same ability as his, and take her to Eden, a camp on the north across the border. He initially refuses, but Xavier convinces him to. When he finds out that the nurse is dead, he encounters Donald Pierce, a ruthless cyborg looking for Laura. Wolverine escapes from Pierce, and with Laura and Xavier, begins a journey to the north to find refuge for Laura.
Directed by James Mangold, the director of The Wolverine (2013), Logan is the final installment of the Wolverine series. We see Logan as he struggles with his old age and mental trauma caused by years of his journey as Wolverine. Despite its bleak premise, it is jam packed with enthralling action and fast-paced story. Its R rating allows for bloody and gory fight scenes, a breath of fresh air for superhero genre.
The performances from the cast are strong, particularly from Jackman, who delivers his strongest performance yet as Wolverine. The chemistry between Logan and Laura, played by Dafne Keen, is palpable, showcased by their intense but quite hilarious fights and arguments.
Logan is a love letter for Wolverine fans, who had graced our theatres since 2000. It is also a goodbye to Hugh Jackman, who has played Wolverine for the last 20 years. Released in 3 March 2017, it received critical acclaim and grossed more than $600 million worldwide, making it one of the highest grossing R-rated film of all time.
Logan is not your typical superhero film. It is raw, bloody, and intense. Logan does not offer grandiose or majestic appearances, but heart-pumping actions, thrilling fights and culmination of Wolverine’s story. We see Logan (and Laura) put their steel claws into the bad guys’ head over and over again and will never get bored of it every time. In this movie, Logan for the first time does not fight for the greater good, but fight for himself. Logan is a bittersweet, and fantastically made farewell for our beloved hero, Wolverine.