Saturday, 4 March 2017

MPOV: Logan

My rating: 4/5
IMDb rating: 8.9/10
Released: March 2, 2017
Director: James Mangold
Casts: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E.Grant
Category: rated R; a 2017 American superhero film

In the year 2029, Logan, who has aged greatly because his healing factor has begun to falter, spends his days working as a chauffeur and hustling for prescription drugs in Texas. He and Caliban live in an abandoned smelting plant across the border in Mexico, where they care for a senile Charles Xavier, who had inadvertently killed several of his X-Men in a seizure-induced psychic attack one year earlier.

Logan is approached by Gabriela, a nurse for Transigen who asks him to escort her and an 11-year-old girl named Laura to a place in North Dakota called "Eden". After reluctantly accepting the job, Logan discovers that Gabriela has been murdered and he, Xavier, and Laura narrowly escape from Donald Pierce and the Reavers while Caliban is captured and ordered to use his mutant powers to track them. Logan and Xavier learn through a video on Gabriela's phone that Transigen was breeding children with DNA samples from several mutants, but upon completion of the "X-24" project, the children were to be put to death. Gabriela helped several children escape from the Transigen compound before smuggling Laura across the border. Furthermore, Laura is revealed to be Logan's "daughter", as she was bred with his DNA.

While staying in Oklahoma City, Logan develops scepticism over the location of Eden, as he discovers it being referenced in an X-Men comic book that Laura brought with her. The Reavers find their whereabouts, but Xavier suffers another seizure and freezes everyone at the hotel with a psychic blast. Logan injects Xavier with a suppressant before they leave the city.

The above taken from Wikipedia.

This is definitely the last of the Wolverine/ Hugh Jackman series. Even the ending was without the usual Marvel post credit scenes. A sad movie indeed.

I was overwhelmed 3 times throughout the movie, no spoilers here. Aside from the action packed, violent and gory scenes, there were many atimes where Logan showed his sensitive and melancholy side. Hugh Jackman and Patrick Steward acted well into their age... even looking haggard and lethargic. A breath of fresh air having all the young mutants, especially Dafne Keen who was so into her role as Laura.

The plots were different from the previous Wolverine yet predictable at times but just as enthralling. I truly can't grasp that this is the last of Hugh Jackman acting as Wolverine. It was so sad... imagined watching a superhero film but feeling so sad in the end. Definitely worth watching in the cinema.

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