Country: United States
Category: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Doris Morgado, Hugh Jackman, Boyd Holbrook
Age Restriction: 18 years
Duration: 127 minutes
Box Office: $?
“Logan”, The first hit of Logan takes place just a few minutes after the movie began. Director James Mangold (Wolverine: Immortal) does not waste time in revealing that we are in an inhospitable and dangerous place, where even superheroes are vulnerable.
The story unfolds in 2029 but the dystopia unfolding before our eyes has a chilling news, as if that future could be real in twenty years but also in ten. Or in five.
That world, located on a geographic but also psychological boundary - between what has gone and what has ceased to be - is that of Logan (Hugh Jackman), a man who stinks death and alcohol and who has absolutely renounced any kind of delusion.
The only thing that keeps him from getting carried away completely by his self-destructive impulse is the responsibility of caring for Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), the only person who really wanted him and who was able to save him, in the first place, from himself.
But that happened a long time ago. Now Xavier is even more pathetic than Logan: he is a victim of an aging neurological disease. Whoever was once one of the most lucid beings on the planet and leader and protector of mutants of goodwill, witness the passing of time from the blurred and obnoxious world of sedatives and mental inhibitors. It must be said that that tone of sadness or, let us be clearer, frankly pessimistic, remains throughout the entire film.
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However, it is just that trait that gives the whole an aspect that, on the one hand, distances it from the films that precede it or that form part of its universe - including the two previous parts of Wolverine: Immortal -, and that On the other hand, they grant an authenticity that one is not accustomed to obtain from the films dedicated to the superheroes. In short, Logan is a film that, beyond belonging to a certain genre, is built with unquestionable certainty and great intelligence. It turns out that Mangold, Jackman and everyone involved in the project knew for sure what they wanted to get out of the film and the steps they would take to achieve it.
This diligence is especially evident in the most important dramatic turn in history, when destiny forces Xavier and Logan to save a girl named Laura from the mercenaries who intend to return her to the Transigen program, from which she had managed to escape with the Help from a nurse. Among other things Laura - who is interpreted excellently by little Daphne Keen - is living proof that, although believed to be extinct, there is a new generation of mutants.
With a tone much closer to that of Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special than that of, say, X-Men 2, Logan turns from that moment into a fast-paced road movie in which each sequence is set to the millimeter.
That allows those other elements expected of the film, such as fights and action choreographies - there is blood, and many - naturally adhere to the narrative, enriching it instead of perceiving itself as an obligatory resource.
Moreover, Jackman contributes with all that he can to interpret to Logan like never before it has done and its effort is remarkable. Maybe superhero movies had never shown.