Sunday, February 26, 2017

Releases March 3rd 2017
2 hr 15 mins
Rated R
Action, Adventure, Fantasy


Director: James Mangold
Writers: Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green

Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine
Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier / Professor X
Richard E. Grant as Zander Rice
Boyd Holbrook as Donald Pierce
Stephen Merchant as Caliban
Dafne Keen as Laura Kinney / X-23

Review by Kaiah De La Tore

So here we are at the end of an era. What Mr Jackman has brought to Wolverine over the years and in the movie Logan is beyond expectation.  For me this man could have played Wolverine forever. I would run to a first night showing like the lil geek girl I am. With that said let's discuss Logan honestly and what's not to like. This is the last time we will get to see Jackman as Wolverine and the introduction of what happens to be one of the best debuts I've seen by a child star Dafne Keen in a long time. This lil bundle of pure talent left everyone  speechless. While Logan marks the end of Jackman's Wolverine, Fox has something on their hands if they are smart enough to bank on it with Dafne as X-23.

I haven't enjoyed a Fox movie this much in a long time. The action was beautiful and story line strong and yes this movie needed an R rating.  Fans who love Wolverine won't be disappointed.  The movie loosely based on the comic series Old Man Logan by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven.  As always the cast was stellar from Orange is the New Black actress Elizabeth Rodriguez to new comer Dafne Keen as previously mentioned. The cast was a collection of some greats including Eriq LaSalle  from E.R and Coming to America, was a surprising addition to the cast. It worked out beautifully. Of course Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Professor X was as always flawless. This movie gives fans one possible deeper look at what's happened in years after X-Men and in the mutant universe. 

It's highly difficult to talk about this movie without giving spoilers.  After 17 years Jackman doesn't miss a beat. The fact that Fox is letting this money making machine walk away is beyond us for sure. He had at least 2 to 3 more movies left in him.  To quote Mr Jackman, he "would have kept playing Wolverine if they would have given him an Avengers crossover."   Why couldn't anyone at Fox figure this out is insane.  Can you imagine the X-Men and the Avengers on screen. OMG!!!  Now you can argue that the rights are held by different studios, but the fact is that Spider-Man and Fantastic Four are doing cross-overs this was definitely possible if a deal could have been worked out.

But it was easier to let him walk away without him even making it to Deadpool. Which let's admit we were all hoping for. While watching this movie the reaction the crowd had when Jackman appeared on screen or Professor x. Is something Fox should pay attention to. Personally I don't think there's any other actor who could bring to Wolverine what Jackman has brought to this epic character. 

Sadly this movie leaves us wanting more Jackman in X-Men movies. But with that I wanna say thank you to the man for giving us 17 years of exceptional work. This movie is by far the best wolverine movie made! A full 5 stars in rating. 

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

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