Logan is the final installment in the Wolverine saga that has spanned 9 movies and is the culmination of the story that started 17 years ago. Logan is directed by James Mangold and stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook and Dafne Keen. This is not a movie, it is a film and it transcends what you would normally expect out of a comicbook movie to truly deliver an amazing experience.
The film takes place in 2029 and follows the titular character Logan, played by Jackman, as he tries to shed his past and take care of the ailing Charles Xavier, played by Stewart. The two men run into the young girl Laura, played by Keen, who is on the run from a group called the Reavers, led by Holbrook’s character Pierce. That is all I am going to say about the plot because it is important for you to go into this movie knowing as little as possible.
Like I said earlier, this movie is not a comicbook movie, it is a film. The only other comicbook movie that I have given that praise to is the Dark Knight. Logan is beautiful all around, from the characters to the performances to the cinematography. There is something special about it, that you can’t quite put your finger on, but know that you are witnessing brilliance.
I am calling it here: Hugh Jackman or Patrick Stewart will be nominated for an Oscar for this performance. These are two men who have lived for too long and seen too much and are at the end of the road. These two actors portray the weariness, the tiredness and the sadness of these characters so beautifully that it will undoubtedly bring you to tears.
The real star of this movie is Dafne Keen as Laura. This is her first, and most definitely not last, film and she is brilliant. There is something about her that you can’t keep your eyes off of her and she is really captivating. For the majority of the movie, she doesn’t speak and does most of the acting with her eyes but is able to tell the story so well through those eyes.
I could write for pages and pages about how much I loved this movie and how perfect that I think it is. Everything in this movie is special and I cannot implore you enough to see this movie.