The rock’n roll band, the Door’s have a somber song called “The End.” I remember listening it to the ending of the movie ‘Apocolypse Now’ with the explosions all around the jungle and the anguishing ending in such beautiful fate gives a similar paradox for me of the movie Login, the final chapter in the Wolverine saga.
Directed by James Mangold who also directed ‘3:10 to Yuma’, and ‘Walk the Line’, brings us the final film of the Marvels most famous Xmen called ‘Logan’ AKA, Wolveriene played by Hugh Jackman. The movie is set in the year 2029. He is old, worn out, and trying to make his final preparations with his life. He’s with his old friend Professor Xavier played by Patrick Stewart. Professor X is wanted by the government because with his old age, his mind has become lethal weapon. At the same time, there is a woman who is in hiding and on the run trying to save a little girl named Laura. She is trying to get help from Logan to get them to get to a place were Mutants can live in safety.
Since Mutants are not being reproduced like before. It is like the synopsis of the movie ‘Children of Men.’ So when Laura, a small girl with mutant powers shows up, the plot thickens. At the same time, a group is trying to capture Laura, Professor X, and ultize them for a bigger agenda.
When I go to the theatres to watch a movie, I usually look for two different attributes. First, I look at the quality and the symbolism that the film illustrates. Second I factor in the entertainment value. Though you can have some movies that has one factor more or consume the whole film versus the other attribute; the movie Logan has all these factors imbetted throughout.
This movie reminded me of the movie ‘Unforgiven’ starred and directed by Clint Eastwood. Instead of a Western, Logan takes the reality of Superheros to the real world more than any other superhero movie has done. It brings the emotions of a fading world of mutants and protecting those we love.
The script for this was raw and not flamboyant like other Xmen movies. Though there were some unexplained plots to the script, it made up for the acting and the chemistry between Stewart and Jackman. This is the best portrayl of Wolverine and Professor X out of all the movies they have done.
I am going to make a bold statement that Patrick Stewart will be and should be nominated for Best Supporting Actor come Oscar times. Yes, it is early in the year, but he gave one of the best performances I have seen in a long time.
This is my favorite X Men film made. It was a great way to finalize the Wolverine series. It is a film that will give no shame for any Wolverine fan and will bring the casual fan to enjoy this film.
I give this film 5 out of 5
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