Run time: 140 Mins
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant
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.
The multi-talented Hugh Jackman claws his way back onto the big screen in his third – and potentially final – Wolverine adventure.
Returning director, James Mangold [Walk the Line (2005); The Wolverine (2013)] inspired by the enormously popular ‘Old Man Logan’ serial by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven co-wrote the screenplay and cranked up the violent action to unprecedented levels.
Its 2029, Mutants are nearly gone and this gripping new Wolverine movie sees Hugh Jackman in a superbly nuanced performance imbue his signature character with notes of melancholy, muscle pains and more than a few grey hairs.
An isolated, despondent Logan is now drinking and picking up petty cash as a driver for hire while caring for the 90-year-old Professor Xavier (the matchless Patrick Stewart) who needs black-market medication to prevent brain-seizures. Also living with them is Caliban (Stephen Merchant). People are looking for Logan – the frightening, Donald Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and his boss Zander Rice (Richard E. Grant) When Logan meets a desperate woman who tells him of the existence of Laura (Dafne Keen) who has amazing and familiar abilities he must face the fact that there is in fact a new generation out there. Logan must now work with and mentor Laura.
Dark, violent, gritty, emotional and honest, the film has the bonus of a superb soundtrack with Lil Jon and Johnny Cash tracks; Logan transcends the genre with its intelligent character development and moving conclusion.
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