MOVIE REPORT CARD: LOGAN
DIRECTOR: JAMES MANGOLD
STARRING: HUGH JACKMAN, PATRICK STEWART, DAFNE KEEN, STEPHEN MERCHANT, BOYD HOLBROOK, RICHARD E. GRANT
Logan, is bound to offer those of us who have watched Jackman play Wolverine for the better part of 17 years, a fine sendoff. However, while the film manages to be a different spin on the superhero film craze, not all of it adds up to perfection. The three leads- Jackman, Stewart and Keen, are what drive this film to the end. It is their commitment to these characters, that prevent Logan from spiraling into a muddy mess. The film, makes full use of its "R" rating, which is going to make a lot of people happy. For me, I found some of the gore here, to be overkill. It was gory for the mere sake of being gory. We get it, you have the rating. The film also, fails at its attempts in meta, self-referential story telling. These moments, took me right out of the story, which is bad, as some of it, is vital to the story. Still, when Logan works, it really works. It's a satisfying end to this chapter, in the Jackman era Wolverine series of films. It's a fun time at the cinema.
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