This weekend half of our hosts, along with half the world, went to check out Hugh Jackman’s final time playing Wolverine. Here are their thoughts…
I have to say when I went to see the movie Logan this weekend, I didn’t really know what to expect. I went in thinking about the last two X-Men movies, that felt like a let down to me. I also know many can and will argue that the film Deadpool signaled a turnaround for Fox and the X-Men universe. I have to say that it did, and then with the release of X-men Age of Apocalypse it was back to businesses as usual.
I read that some critics were comparing this film to the Dark Knight, which is very high praise. So I had conflicting emotions going into this film, to say the least. Now after seeing this movie I can safely say this was not one of the best comic book films that I have seen, but instead it is one the best modern day wild west dramas that I’ve seen. I would have to say that this film is a mix of 3-10 to Yuma, No Country For Old Men, and The retelling of the Old Man Logan story ( without the inbred Hulk family). The dialogue was pretty good, and the acting was solid. This film also has a very sad undertone, that you feel as the movie progresses. You go along waiting for the other shoe to drop, and you know it’s coming, and that’s a large part of what makes this move great.
Like I said earlier this is more of a drama than a comic film, and that is okay with me. I hope that maybe this style of comic film will shake things up in the comic book movie world, which to me is getting a little stale and too similar. That being said, go check out Logan. It’s a really good film, just don’t go in expecting the usual run-of-the-mill, comic book film and you will find it really enjoyable.
In what will be Hugh Jackman’s last movie as Wolverine, Logan was a gritty take on a Marvel hero. Set in the near future where mutants are basically gone, an older Logan works as a limo driver and is the caretaker for a less mentally stable Charles Xavier. They cross paths with a young girl with similar abilities as Logan and help her escape from a group trying to capture her.
The film has an R rating which allows them to be more graphic when Logan unleashes his claws. I thought the movie was well done and had a lot of great gory, Wolverine slicing action.
8 out of 10 claws!
From everyone at Take Too, a big thanks to Hugh Jackman for a great portrayal of a classic comic book hero! Hard to believe he wasn’t the original actor cast in the role. 9 film appearances later and we can’t imagine anyone else in the role.