***WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS SPOILERS!***
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Where do I start with this one?!? Well to begin with, that’s one way to end a character’s series/chance of story progression. What the hell guys?!? I actually can’t believe it–they killed off both Xavier and Logan!!!
*Ahem…* Now that I have that out of my system (can’t say I didn’t warn you). Logan has to be the second best Marvel Movie to come from Fox (Deadpool being the first). The story was so powerful. Before going into this movie, I didn’t know much about this movie other than that it was roughly based off the Old Man Logan comic book/graphic novel story-line and that it was starring X-23/Laura Kinney and Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier, and had watched one of the very first trailers that had been released.
Laura had to be my favourite of all the characters in the movie. She was so brilliant, and I really hope that Marvel decide to keep her in mind for a solo movie somewhere down the line. They would be stupid not to. Logan, as much as I love Wolverine, I did not like him in this. I know this is set in the future, and he’s older, and his healing factor is slowed down, but I just didn’t like what they did with his character. It just wasn’t the same good old Wolvie that I knew growing up watching all the X-Men movies. Patrick Stewart had to be my favourite after Laura. I loved that his character had become a senile old man, and his interactions with Logan and Caliban really had me and everyone else in the theatre chuckling out loud.
I didn’t like the Big Bads in this movie. Don’t get me wrong, Donald Pierce was great, but he could have been better, bigger and nastier. Instead he decided to hide behind the total cop-out that was X-24. Seriously: did. not. like! Such a shame! I went to see Logan on Wednesday March 1st when it was released, and then I read today (when I’m posting this: March 3rd) that Sabretooth was considered as a villain for the movie, and personally I think he would have been so much better than X-24. The two characters have so much history together that I think it would have been better if it had been Sabretooth who ended up killing Xavier and Logan, and not just some big stupid clone.
Overall though, it was a fantastic movie, and like I said one of my favourites. It nearly warrants another watching, because I’m pretty sure there’s something I missed that I could do with watching again to catch. My last 2 cents on the whole thing is that I was disappointed that Stan Lee didn’t have his usual cameo (and if he did have one and I missed it, please do point it out to me), and that we here in Ireland didn’t get the end-credits scene, which was apparently a quick trailer/sneak preview at Deadpool 2!
Have you seen Logan yet (I would hope so if you’ve read this far into the blog post, other wise you’ve pretty much ruined it for yourself)? What did you think? Let me know in the comments! 😉