"Nature made me a freak. Man made me a weapon. And God made it last too long."   - Logan

release year: 2017
genre: dark superhero drama/action
viewing setting: home Bluray 12/29/17 and 5/23/17 and theater 3/7/17

synopsis: In 2029, Wolverine's regenerative powers have finally begun to fail, but he finds that he has one last mission to undertake.

impressions: This was grim and often depressing, like no other "superhero" movie before. There just isn't much good in the world, all of the mutant heroes are dead or dying. I saw two main themes here: mortality and redemption. The mortality is ever-present; characters are old and/or slowly dying, their powers don't work as well as they used to, etc. The redemption has to do with Logan, who's given up on anything related to being a hero or helping others, but realizes that he needs to help this little girl get where she's going. I can say no more without spoiling anything. Well, actually, I can say a couple of things: this is really violent and bloody (you actually see claws go through faces and so on) and it's full of profanity. The R-rated Wolverine is here!

acting: Hugh Jackman is a worn-out and weary ex-hero who's just getting by. Patrick Stewart is the old, frail telepath who's suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, which means that when he loses control, anyone who's anywhere near him will suffer and maybe die. Dafne Keen is the quiet young girl who has some secrets of her own. Boyd Holbrook is a cyborg redneck mercenary who's ruthless and nasty. Stephen Merchant is another old mutant with the power to find other mutants.

final word: Violent, dark look at the end of all the heroes we saw in previous X-Men movies.

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