X- Men’s beloved superhero is back in a solo movie – probably one final time. Hugh Jackman reprises the role of Wolverine in the upcoming 20th Century Fox flick Logan. Expectations are high, especially because X-Men goes the R-rated way, probably encouraged by the success of Deadpool. Unlike Deadpool, Logan seems dark and raw with Hugh Jackman playing the aged avatar of the loved superhero Wolverine.
Synopsis: It’s 2029. Mutants are gone–or very nearly so. An isolated, despondent Logan is drinking his days away in a hideout on a remote stretch of the Mexican border, picking up petty cash as a driver for hire. His companions in exile are the outcast Caliban and an ailing Professor X, whose singular mind is plagued by worsening seizures. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy abruptly end when a mysterious woman appears with an urgent request–that Logan shepherd an extraordinary young girl to safety. Soon, the claws come out as Logan must face off against dark forces and a villain from his own past on a live-or-die mission, one that will set the time-worn warrior on a path toward fulfilling his destiny.
The reviews have started pouring in and lets check out what the best critics have to say about this new superhero flick:
1. Easily the best Wolverine outing, Logan is The Dark Knight of the mutant-filled X-franchise, a gripping film that transcends the comic-book genre by saying something important … – USA Today (Thumbs Up)
2. Seamlessly melding Marvel mythology with Western mythology, James Mangold has crafted an affectingly stripped-down standalone feature, one that draws its strength from Hugh Jackman’s nuanced turn as a reluctant, all but dissipated hero. – Hollywood Reporter (Thumbs Up)
3. It’s both the most violent film in the series and the most sentimental one. When it’s not showering you in blood, it’s trying to make you spill tears. – Entertainment Weekly (Thumbs Up)
4. Well done, Mr. Jackman, and Godspeed Wolverine. We’re sorry to say goodbye to our bare-knuckled friend – but you’ve both earned the rest. – Newark Star Ledger (Thumbs Up)
5. It’s something no-one could have expected: a creatively risky superhero movie. And it deserves to pay off. – Daily Telegraph UK (Thumbs Up)
6. Logan is a Marvel movie with a bit of soul and some true grit. Presumed to be the final outing for Wolverine, it plays more like a late period John Wayne western than it does like a conventional superhero film. – Independent UK (Thumbs Up)
7. Jackman does his usual gruff protagonist as well as expected, but it’s other performances that really stand out; mostly notably Stewart — haggard, vulnerable but never skipping out on his humour. – Daily Express (Thumbs Up)
8. In a world this aggressively gritty, it’s never a surprise when anyone kicks the bucket. The issue isn’t that they die, but that their deaths carry surprisingly little weight. – TIME (Thumbs Down)
9. The weight of graphic, grotesque violence hangs over the entire movie. But the daring emotional violence lingers longer, well after the lights go down on the final shot. – The Verge (Thumbs Up)
10. When it comes to playing a properly magnetic anti-hero with a gruff ’70s-cinema exterior and a dark reservoir of inner depth, Jackman really is the best at what he does. – Empire Magazine (Thumbs Up)
11. Operatic and also deeply personal, Logan is one of the true great films of the superhero genre, among the best films of 2017 to date, and a rousing send-off for the old guard while ushering in the future of the X-Men franchise. – Forbes (Thumbs Up)
12. X-Men movie franchise connections aside, Logan is a grisly and somber character drama that sends off Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine on a high note. – ScreenRant (Thumbs Up)
13. The analog pace and elemental story work for it. Each time the violence explodes, it’s slashingly satisfying, because it’s earned, and also because Mangold knows just how to stage it. – Variety (Thumbs Up)
14. Better as an agitated Western than as a fading superhero movie (or a listless cross-country chase), the most cantankerous X-Man’s final outing is a scaled-back affair that nevertheless knows how to swing for the fences. – indieWire (Thumbs Up)
So going by the reviews, Logan surely is the BEST Wolverine movie till date! Gung ho?!