Rating: 4/5 (Amazing)
After 17 years of playing Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is finally hanging up the claws for good. His last X Men film ever, Logan has hit the screens today. How does it fare? It's pretty damn good. Find out why
Story: Logan (Hugh Jackman) has changed his name and is now working as a limo driver in the West in the year 2029 and mutants are slowly dying. He stays on private land with Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and Caliban (Stephen Merchant), a mutant allergic to sunlight. When a woman claims she needs help finding shelter for a girl, he refuses but it turns out that this girl is actually a mutant named X-23 (Laura Kinney) and is very similar to Logan himself.
When villains from a company called Transigen come looking for the girl, Logan and company manage to escape and now are on the run. The rest of the story is how Logan helps X-23 and protects her from danger.
Performances: In his last performance as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is as good as ever. It's hilarious to see a profanity talking Logan and he does an amazing job once again. Logan is now old and weary and is slowly dying and all throughout the film, you can feel Jackman's pain portraying the character and the climax is just an ode and will make shed a tear and make you realize it was the last time you'll ever see Hugh Jackman as the mutton chopped mutant. This one is for his fans, Wolverine fans, and the hardcore comic book lovers.
Patrick Stewart is excellent as Professor X in his last performance as the most powerful mutant.
Dafne Keen as X-23 steals the show. She is simply incredible and even hogs the limelight from Hugh Jackman himself throughout the film. She is a great find and will go a long way in the X men series.
Stephen Merchant as Caliban is nice.
Boyd Holbrook as the main villain is good. Richard E Grant is ok. The rest of the cast is adequate and do their job well.
Technicalities: Music and BGM by Marco Beltrami is good but you feel the background score could have been better. Cinematography by John Mathieson is incredible and makes the film stand out with it's rustic setting and appearance. Art and makeup is excellent. Fights are incredible and extremely graphic as the film is rated R this time around. Dialogues are good with profanity laced in to add some comic relief. Direction by James Mangold is superb and he has done a great job keeping the film's theme and setting in mind. Production Values by Hutch Parker, Simon Kinsberg, and Lauren Shuler Donner are excellent.
Analysis: Fox took a risk making Deadpool R rated and full of violence and it went onto become a monumental hit for the company. They've now attempted to do the same with Logan and I can confidently say they have another smash hit on their hands.
Logan, riding on Hugh Jackman's emotional and powerful performance one last time as Wolverine, is an amazing superhero film and the Wolverine film fans have been waiting to see since the start of the trilogy with X Men Origins.
James Mangold has created a film that has everything for X Men fans and it has action, sentiment, comedy, and just simply breathtaking visuals and stunts. This is not a just a good superhero film, but it's a great film overall.
And last but not least, Hugh Jackman, take a bow and thank you for 17 years of Wolverine. There will and always will be only 1 Wolverine ever.
Don't miss this one.