Logan Review: Boring and Lacked Continuity
Directed By:James Mangold
Staring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen
Writers: James Mangold
MPAA Rating: R
Runtime: 137 Minutes
Synopsis: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
Logan Was What We Thought It Was
First off this was not a bad film. It was just boring and was absolutely not a super hero film. The consensus is that this is the best X-Men related film and one of the best comic book films period. That Crazy!!! This is anything but a comic book film, which is why its gained a lot of the praise its gotten.
Logan takes place 10 years from now (yes just 10 years) where mutants have essentially when extinct. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) with a dying Prof. X (Patrick Stewart) are on a mission to get Laura (Dafne Keen) to Eden a mutant safe haven in North Dakota. As you probably could tell from the previews and the choice of music, this is essentially an old western with Logan just trying to find his purpose. There is very little action and the best part of the film Laura a.k.a X-23 is the Wolverine we have wanted since the begining but Bryan Singer never let us have. And in this film she is not given enough time because they have to tell this sad somber story of Logan.
Besides this not being a real action, comic book film, the story and time line makes little sense. They never tell you why there aren’t anymore mutants, or why Prof. X is the way he is or give a real reason why Logan 10 years in the future is not sick. If we go by Fox’s own universe the most recent film chronologically was Days of Future Past where it looked like the timeline was reset and that was 2023 this film takes place in 2029. WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED IN 6 YEARS??? These things are teased but never explained in the film and it makes it disjointed. Not to mention the real life reprocussion of Hugh saying he is done with the Logan character and do they replace him, do they somehow get Laura to go back in time, its all confusing.
If this film were not involved with the X-men of super heroes and then this would be a good film. The acting was all done well Patrick Steward was great as usual. Hugh Jackman was Hugh Jackman and thats fine for what it is. Dafne Keen was great as Laura and was a real standout. The scenes were shot beautifully and the score was great for a western drama. However, this did have to do with the X-Men universe and by making it Rated R allowing a few F-bombs and some more violent scenes, does not automatically make it the best X-Men film ever. And by the way thats not saying much because outside of X2 and First Class your not talking about much.