Film Review: Logan

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DIRECTOR: James Mangold STARRING: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Richard E. Grant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, Quincy Fouse, Al Coronel, Frank Gallegos USA/CANADA/AUSTRALIA 201

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Logan is the third and final Wolverine solo film following X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and The Wolverine (2013), and I dare to say this is probably the best Wolverine film.

Set in 2029 when almost all mutants are gone, here we see Logan (Jackman) spending his days working as a chauffeur in Texas and meets often with mutant tracker Caliban in an abandoned smelting plant across the Mexican border, where they care for Professor Charles Xavier (Stewart), who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease which causes him to lose control of his telepathic abilities to destructive effect. Logan is as well suffering as his body has aged greatly and his adamantium skeleton is poisoning him. Trying to hide himself from the world, everything changes when he is approached by a mysterious woman that wants him to protect an 11-year-old girl named Laura (Keen) and take her to a place in North Dakota called “Eden”.

Jackman is astonishing once again giving depth to Wolverine, Stewart is always magnificent, and Keen is as brutal as sweet. With a Last of Us kind of vibe, Logan is intense and powerful, it’s an excellent farewell from Jackman to this eternal hero.

Words: Andreia Alves
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