Friday Flick: Logan

Logan starring Hugh JackmanOfficial Description: In the near future, Logan’s attempts to hide out on the Mexican border with an ailing Professor X are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Unofficial Description: Wow.

I actually used this movie as a reward for completing the edits on a manuscript, and what a reward it turned out to be. Hands-down the best of the Wolverine movies. It irks me that Deadpool had to pave the way for this movie to be made in the first place. Wolverine’s solo adventures should’ve been rated R from the get-go.

This hit me on a couple of different levels. I mean, I really enjoyed it – I did. But at the same time, I’m starting to feel like Alzheimer’s is everywhere I look these days. I can’t escape it. I sit down with my mom to watch a little tv and the storylines feature someone with Alzheimer’s, and then the commercials start – “On Tuesday, dad forgot how to brush his teeth.” And mom will turn to me and ask if these things will happen to her. It’s rough.

So – I didn’t watch this one with her. She’s a fan of scifi, and of the Marvel movies in general, but I didn’t think this one would be enjoyable for her. I wasn’t 100% sure what it was about, having managed to avoid most of the spoilers, but I had an idea and was mostly correct. That element of the story hurt to watch.

Hugh Jackman is superb in Logan. Patrick Stewart’s Professor X isn’t exactly who you might pick for a road-trip buddy movie – which this has shades of feeling like – but it’s so well done and well acted that you forget about that aspect of it. Dafne Keen is amazing. It was a movie about so much from aging to family, and I loved it.