Logan Movie Review

MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

Logan(2017) Movie Review

Genre: Superhero, Western.

Plot:
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempt to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Till the reviews dropped(I guess on Feb 15th), I honestly didn't have any expectations for this movie. It did have two very good trailers, even then, I just wanted to keep a low expectations. But, after the embargo for reviews was lifted, everything was overwhelmingly positive, so, obviously, I was hyped for this movie. I saw this on 15th of this month.

Pro's:
The action sequences: I mean, everything's shot properly, with no shaky cam, quick cuts. You can see everything happening properly. This is probably my favourite X-men movie, from an action standpoint. 
The violence and gore: I know this kind of comes under action, but, this is the first time we are getting an R-rated Wolverine movie, and we should have gotten one a long time ago. But, whenever Logan is forced to become Wolverine and let loose, it's fucking amazing. The blood, the limbs, it is so... satisfying. 
The characters: I mean, even though it's a superhero movie, it doesn't feel like one. In actuality, this is a Western, and its focus is on the characters, being Logan, the little girl and Charles. All three of them are interesting and grip you fully.
The acting: It's the best part of the movie, easily. I mean, all three (Hugh Jackman as Logan, Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier, and the little girl) are amazing.
The pacing: This is a fast-paced film, especially in its first and third act.
It's shot beautifully.
It's edited seamlessly, especially during the action sequences.
The humour is minimal, and sprinkled throughout the movie, and works almost every single time.

Con's:
1. Sometimes, the film focuses on stuff like character development, and while it's not a bad thing, it becomes less interesting and sometimes overstays its welcome.
2. The emotional pay-off is not as good as I hoped it would be. When I consider pay-off, I think of The Dark Knight Rises. When, the movie ended, I wanted nothing more or nothing less, and to me the hero's journey was over. It was the perfect ending.
3. Even though it's not the point of the movie, the villain is not as strong as I hoped he would be.

Overall, this is a satisfying send-off to a beloved and iconic character, played wonderfully by Hugh Jackman, with bloody, violent(and satisfying) action, and great characters. This is my favourite X-men movie after X-men: First Class, and even though it's not as good as say something like The Dark Knight, it's in the same vein as that, and it's a great movie.
Score: 8/10.

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Nel
Never heard of this and I didn't know it's an x-men movie. Do you wolerine in this movie?

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(03-15-2017, 11:21 AM)Nel Wrote: Never heard of this and I didn't know it's an x-men movie. Do you wolerine in this movie?
'Do you wolerine in this movie?'
I don't get it^.

It's surprising to me that you've never heard of this movie, but, have heard of Kong Skull Island, even though this has made more money than Kong ever will, and is leaps and bounds better than Kong(and has generated more pre-release buzz than Kong).

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Elvis
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I'm not a big fan of Marvel movies, and of X-Men in particular, so I didn't see this movie. The only X-Men movies I have seen are the ones with Jennifer Lawrence playing Mystique.

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(03-18-2017, 06:02 AM)Elvis Wrote: I'm not a big fan of Marvel movies, and of X-Men in particular, so I didn't see this movie. The only X-Men movies I have seen are the ones with Jennifer Lawrence playing Mystique.

This is unlike any other X-Men movie, actually. It doesn't even, per se, fit into the 'superhero' genre. And, it's very good.

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Nel
(03-18-2017, 01:49 PM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: This is unlike any other X-Men movie, actually. It doesn't even, per se, fit into the 'superhero' genre. And, it's very good.

Fit in the superhero genre in the sense...doesn't it have any superpowers .

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(03-19-2017, 11:07 AM)Nel Wrote: Fit in the superhero genre in the sense...doesn't it have any superpowers .

In the sense that it doesn't have big CGI bloated scenes, and larger than life impossible set-pieces. It's a very personal story that happens to have superheroes in it.

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Nel
(03-20-2017, 03:36 AM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: In the sense that it doesn't have big CGI bloated scenes, and larger than life impossible set-pieces. It's a very personal story that happens to have superheroes in it.

Not saving the world from bad guys is what I call a non superhero movie

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

(03-21-2017, 01:27 PM)Nel Wrote: Not saving the world from bad guys is what I call a non superhero movie
I don't really agree with that, but, this movie doesn't involve saving the world.

" Justice is subject to dispute; might is easily recognized and is not disputed. So we cannot give might to justice, because might has gainsaid justice, and has declared that it is she herself who is just. And thus, being unable to make what is just strong, we have made what is strong just."
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Nel
(03-21-2017, 11:35 PM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: I don't really agree with that, but, this movie doesn't involve saving the world.

Why don't you agree with that? Isn't that what a hero does?

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