Professor X dropping F bombs! Logan beheading random bad dudes Wolvey berserker style.
BQB here with a review of Logan.
OBLIGATORY SPOILER WARNING
Twelve years into the future, the government has successfully hunted down and killed all mutant kind. A senile, ninety-something Professor X (Sir Patrick Stewart) and Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) are hiding out in an old factory in Mexico with their albino houseboy Caliban (Stephen Merchant).
Things look grim for mutant kind but a young mutant girl Laura (Dafne Keen) may just be the key to mutant survival. Thus, it’s up to Professor X and Logan to get her to safety. I won’t get into the plot any deeper, but suffice it to say that the claws come in bigger, badder, nastier and often disgusting ways.
A lot has been made of the fact that this is Hugh Jackman’s last film in which he will play Wolverine. I can’t believe it. It feels like the X-Men movies just began yesterday. The earlier 2000s ones were ahead of their time though they tend to get panned in light of the more recent superhero movie renaissance. Perhaps some nerd out there can correct me but as far as I know, Hugh Jackman might just hold the trophy for the most years spent playing the same superhero.
Then again, Patrick Stewart may share that claim as he has been Professor X for as long as Jackman has played Wolverine. And SirPatStew has said this will be the last time he plays Professor X.
It makes sense. New life was breathed into the X-Men franchise when the timeline was tinkered with. Younger actors were brought in to play the characters during the sixties, seventies, eighties etc. Though I suppose that technically, Stewart and Jackman could play younger versions of themselves in those earlier timeline based movies, it would seem almost cheap as this particular film seemed like a perfect ending to the timeline that began with the early 2000s movies.
Did any of that make any sense? Probably not. It will when you see the movie. All I’m basically saying is that a timeline dating back to the 1960s to 2029 has been created by all the movies made thus far, and though they could continue making movies with the younger cast, they should leave this film as the point where it all ends in 2029.
Sigh. Hugh Jackman seemed so cool when he burst on the scene in 2000 for the first time as Wolverine and now I’m older than he was at the time. WTF life? WTF indeed.
STATUS: Shelf-worthy. Worth a trip to the theater. A summer blockbuster in March.