For seventeen years, fans have been waiting for a Wolverine that is more raw and brutal and finally their dreams have come true in the action drama, Logan. The year is 2029, the X-men have disbanded and are either in hiding or dead. Logan’s (Hugh Jackman) self-healing powers are failing, and he has turned to alcohol to numb the pain of living. He works as a chauffeur to pay for medicine for Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) who is suffering from dementia and seizures. Charles’ powers are so unstable Logan keeps him in an abandoned water tower near the Mexican border to protect Charles and other people from his powerful mind. One day Logan runs across a young girl named Laura (Dasne Keen) who has the same powers as Wolverine with adamantium claws. Laura is being chased by Dr. Zander Rice (Richard Grant) who works for a powerful corporation that wants her DNA to create an army of mutant children. Logan, Charles, and Laura decide to drive to Canada to meet up with other mutant children while being chased by a hit squad. (Yes, they leave severed limbs and cut bodies behind. Eww.) This is the tenth time Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine, and this is his best performance by far. This film is dark and violent and even more vicious than the superhero film Dead Pool. (That’s saying something!) This film has a sizeable emotional element considering this is the last time we will see Jackman as Wolverine and Stewart as Professor X. Of course, the acting is fantastic with Jackman and Stewart in the lead roles. This movie is a must see (or hear in my case), and my only complaint is that it has a lot of unanswered questions. For example, why were most of the mutants killed? What is killing Wolverine? Why is Professor X having mental problems? Possibly it’s old age for all the above. If this is the last time we see Hugh Jackman as Wolverine at least he goes out on top, and I’m giving it a B+ rating.
This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.