Itching to catch a flick this past weekend, I decided I'd watch Logan after a delicious sit-down Mexican lunch at one of my favorite spots. When I got to the theatre, I was pleasantly surprised to learn they sold beer, wine, a wider array of food than most, and even had large, reclining seats, so it was #winning from the get go.
I'm a big fan of the X-Men franchise in general, so I look forward to most of these films, despite the entire Disney vs Fox Marvel Character rights debacle.
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As much as I hated to see both Professor X as well as Wolverine leave us, I felt this film was made uber solidly. I think a broad spectrum of folk would say they enjoyed it. No boundaries or envelopes were pushed, it was safe, but I liked it. And I don't even know if a third Wolverine or Iron Man or Avengers film can ever be the type of film you walk away from thinking, "Holy Shit! That Was Bad Ass!"
The story is set in the very near-future, just a decade or so from now. Wolverine is the same tired asshole he's always been, only even drunker and in poor health. But he's still got that moral compass that always points him in the right direction at the end of the day, regardless of how jaded or bitter he may be.
Most die-hard comicbook or comicbook movie fans have probably already seen the film, but if you've been debating it or are on the fence, this film is relatively satisfying and gripe-free. There's a mild tear-jerker here and there and enough interesting mutantry to keep even the most finicky moviegoer occupied.
I'm still patiently waiting for my Gambit movie...And if you're wondering why these reviews don't come closer to release date, it's because I have to let the crowds thin-out a bit before I see my movies. I'm easily distracted, and I don't want to have to hurt anybody...
Image: 20th Century Fox