Comic book movies have been around since, well since comic books, but it wasn’t until 2000’s X-Men that the genre finally found its voice and took hold. In that seminal movie, one of comicdom’s most popular creations, Wolverine, was brought to life by Hugh Jackman. Seventeen years later, Wolverine’s cinematic character arc has reached its destination in Logan , Hugh Jackman’s swan song.
Loosely based on Mark Millar’s comic book storyline “Old Man Logan,” the film is its own entity and stands as a powerful piece of cinema. Director James Mangold has severed all superhero movie conventions with one “snikt” of his claws. Logan doesn’t play by the rules set by previous films (Iron Man, Avengers) and it is a welcome breath of fresh air. No world-ending threat, no cosmic conflicts, no endless battles. None of that here, just a solid story about the loss of hope and the price of redemption. Continue reading Logan