Review of "Logan (DVD)"
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17 years, 9 films, 1 iconic character and 1 outstanding actor. I think it’s safe to say that Hugh Jackman did the character of Wolverine/Logan justice in ways people could have never have imagined. In 2017, we finally received the Wolverine that fans, including myself, were waiting for ever since the first appearance of this character in X-Men (2000, Dir: Bryan Singer). 17 years later, we finally get the Wolverine we deserve.James Mangold and Hugh Jackman return to the big screen with style with one of, if not the best, superhero film of the year, Logan.
Hugh Jackman – Logan
Patrick Stewart – Charles Xavier
Dafne Keen – Laura / X-23
Boyd Holbrook – Pierce
Stephen Merchant – Caliban
Richard E Grant – Dr Rice
Eriq La Salle – Will Munson
In the near future, an old and weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) makes his living as a chauffeur somewhere on the Mexican border, taking on the duty of looking after the ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) who is hidden away from the diminished mutant population. However, their attempts to hide from the world are threatened when a young mutant (Dafne Keen) arrives seeking the help of Logan, which leads them all on a wild run from the dark forces pursuing this young mutant. What follows is a series of action packed, intense and thrilling series of events that keep you thoroughly entertained throughout.
Phenomenal. That’s the only word that comes to mind when thinking of Logan. I remember when they announced the story and release date of Logan and I was so excited that they were finally doing the Old Man Logan storyline, just because we see a different side of our character, a much more damaged, old and tired version of him. Since childhood, I have been a loyal and diehard of Wolverine and always will be and I can safely say, this is my favourite film out of the Wolverine trilogy and even the entire X-Men saga. This film had everything in it, action, emotion, thrill, entertainment, I could go on for hours. I can’t say too much in this review as I would HATE to spoil it for those who haven’t seen it, which you should go and do, like right now.
Hugh Jackman, words cannot describe the talent of this man. Keeping a role for 17 years, staying loyal to the character and giving it his all every time, hats off to you man. In my view, he gives a career defining performance in this film and deserves huge amounts of recognition for this. This being his last film as the character of Logan/Wolverine (truly sad to see him go), you can see on screen his dedication and commitment to the role. Seeing how the film was made was breath taking. Watching him record the sounds for his character is something I’d recommend it just so you can hear the anger, pain and emotion in his voice. It’s one thing portraying a character on screen using facial expressions and body language, but the vocals that Jackman provides throughout are amazing. We’ve been shown this character who is just a badass and heals from every injury, always being the first to throw himself into the action, which is why it’s so nice and fresh to see a different side of this character, a more vulnerable side to him. This shows us that even mutants, like humans, have weaknesses and are not indestructible. Watching this in cinemas was an experience to remember and watching Jackman on screen was a treat of epic proportions. Jackman stuns and shines in his final bout as the badass character, giving a brilliant, emotional and fantastic performance and farewell to the much-loved character.
Patrick Stewart, also giving his final performance as Professor X, also gives a great and memorable performance. Even though he’s weary and old in the film with little movement in scenes, he manages to give a great performance and also shows us a different side the character
Boyd Holbrook gives a top performance as our villain after X-23 throughout the film with his cyborg hand proving to be very useful in certain scenes (like I said no spoilers).
James Mangold gives one of the finest films of his career, picking up from where he left of with The Wolverine, and does the character justice.
I loved the previous Wolverine films, I thought they were great, even though they didn’t do so well with others. But I think that the 15+ / R rating of this film, gave it a lot more space to play with and explore options that they couldn’t before and it is evident in the film. The action scenes are choreographed so well and we get all the intense action and gore we’ve been waiting for, for the last 17 years with our beloved Logan in action.
Logan received a very impressive 8.1/10 on IMDb and 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and was received very well worldwide.
It managed a total gross of roughly $616,795,600 on a $91 million budget, which is extremely impressive.
It’s been nominated for a whole range of awards for 2018 and has won others including best screenplay and best duo.
A phenomenal film. An easy 5 stars.
Product Information : Logan (DVD)
Manufacturer's product description
Actor(s) (Last name, First name): Jackman, Hugh
DVD Region: DVD
Classification: 15 years and over
Actor(s): Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant
Director(s): James Mangold
Production Year: 2017
Video Category: Feature Film
Listed on Ciao since: 10/11/2017