Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Sienna Novikov
OUR RATING: ★★★★★
Story: Superhero sequel directed by James Mangold, based on the comic book series “Old Man Logan” by Mark Millar. The story is set a few years in the future, mutant births are severely in decline, and people aren’t sure why, and a shadowy operation known as Transigen has been turning mutant kids into killing machines.
Logan (Hugh Jackman) and Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) must cope with the loss of the X-Men with Logan’s healing abilities slowly fading away and Xavier’s Alzheimer’s forcing him to forget. When a corporation lead by Nathaniel Essex is destroying the world leaving it to destruction, Logan must defeat Nathaniel Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney (Sienna Novikov), a female clone of Wolverine, who has two claws instead of his three.
Verdict: This is undoubtedly one of my favorite movies of 2017 and really brings the superhero genre down to a more grounded level to where it almost doesn’t feel like a superhero movie at all. The story is so much more heartfelt, gut-wrenching and emotional than any superhero movie you will find being churned out lately and this is what really made it stand out for me. Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart are amazing in their roles, both giving lifetime best performances, and to top that off we get Dafne Keen, who is so good as the young mutant, Laura. This was pretty much the best send off for the characters of Logan and Professor X and we couldn’t have asked for a better conclusion to their stories. I wish more of the superhero movies would take risks like this with their stories and characters, but sadly I just can’t see it happening anytime soon.REVIEWS
Best Quotes (Total Quote: 34)
Donald Pierce: As I live and breathe, the Wolverine. And he’s a junkie now.
Logan: I don’t know any Gabriela, so get the fuck out of my car.
Donald Pierce: Oh, you know, I know what you’re hiding, amigo. The old cue ball south of the border.
Logan: What do you want?
Donald Pierce: A little co-operation. I’m a fan, by the way.
Charles Xavier: Fuck off, Logan.
Logan: So you remember who I am now.
Charles Xavier: I always know who you are. It’s just sometimes I don’t recognize you.
Logan: Take the pills.
Charles Xavier: You leave me alone with that fucking albino. He doesn’t listen to me. I know a damn speciation when I see one.
Logan: A what?
Charles Xavier: Speciation. New mutant, a young one. There are forces trying to kill them.
Charles Xavier: They want help.
Logan: Forces, forces. It’s too bad you’re not in that business anymore.
Charles Xavier: They don’t want me, they want you. Oh, yes, that’s how fucking stupid they are. They’re waiting for you at the Statue of Liberty.
Logan: The Statue of Liberty was a long time ago, Charles, a long time. There are no new mutants. Understand?Hasn’t been a new one born in twenty-five years. Not anywhere.
Logan: You always thought we were part of God’s plan. But maybe, maybe we were God’s mistake.
Charles Xavier: What a disappointment you are. When I found you you were pursuing a career as a cage fighter. A warm capper to a life as an assassin. Hooked on barbiturates. You were an animal. But we took you in. I gave you a family.
Logan: And they’re gone now.
Charles Xavier: Logan. Logan, what did you do? What did you do? Answer me! Why are we here? No one should live like this. Drugged in a fucking tank!
Logan: It’s for your own good.
Charles Xavier: No, it’s not! You’re waiting for me to die.
Caliban: I don’t want to fight, but there’s things we need to discuss.
Logan: What things?
Caliban: Well, would it be considered nagging if I was to repeat my previous observation that the dose is too low to suppress the seizures?
Logan: It’s what the guy gave me. Wasn’t in a position to make demands.
Caliban: I almost died this morning. That seizure was…
Logan: It was barely a minute.
Caliban: It felt a lot longer than a minute. I couldn’t breathe. You’re less affected. You know he needs a higher dose. And I know you got more money squirreled away.
Logan: That money’s to get us out of here.
Caliban: No, not us. You and him. You’re saving to buy a Sunseeker. “Sun” is the keyword. I hardly see myself cowering below decks like Nosferatu, do you? Folding your underpants, and making him spotted dick.
[referring to the bullet]
Caliban: Found this in your pocket. Adamantium. If you are planning to blow your brains out could you wait till you’re out on the high seas? I just mopped these floors.
Logan: I don’t need this shit.
Caliban: A year ago, you asked me to help you, and God knows I’ve tried. But I can’t help you, Logan, not really, if you’re not going to talk to me. I hear you at night. You’re not sleeping. You don’t want to talk about that, or the booze you’re drinking, or the pus you’re wiping away from your knuckles, or the blood I wash from your clothes, or the fresh wounds in your chest, the ones that aren’t healing. And I’m pretty sure, you don’t want to talk about the fact that you can’t read the label on that bottle.
Logan: It says, “lbuprofen.”
[in anger, Logan knocks Caliban’s drink from his hand, shattering the cup]
Caliban: That was my favorite mug.
Logan: Stay out of my shit.
Caliban: Something’s happening to you, Logan. On the inside you’re sick. I can smell it.
[as Logan puts on a pair of glasses to read]
Charles Xavier: I like those.
Charles Xavier: They make you look younger.
Donald Pierce: I need the girl.
Logan: What girl?
Donald Pierce: The one that goes along with that ball you’re holding.
Logan: There’s no girl here.
Donald Pierce: I know you went to the motel.
Logan: Yeah, I was called there. There was no girl, it was just the woman. Just the woman, such as she was.
Donald Pierce: So, you saw Gabriela. But you didn’t call me. That hurts. You didn’t shoot the poor thing, did you?
Logan: No, did you?
Donald Pierce: I asked you first.
Logan: I don’t like guns.
Donald Pierce: Of course.
Donald Pierce: [to Logan] See? You’re not the only one that’s been enhanced.
Logan: We have to get out of here. It’s not safe here anymore. And you can’t have an attack out there, you understand?
[referring to Laura]
Charles Xavier: Yes, but this is the mutant that I told you about. She needs our help.
Logan: She’s not a mutant.
Charles Xavier: Yes, she is!
Logan: What’s her gift, Charles?
Donald Pierce: Charles Xavier.
Charles Xavier: Where’s Caliban?
Donald Pierce: America’s most wanted octogenarian.
Charles Xavier: I’m a nonagenarian, actually.
Donald Pierce: Jesus, Wolverine, seeing you like this just breaks my damn heart.
Logan: As soon as I rip it out of your chest, fuck-stick.
[Pierce’s men knock Logan down]
Donald Pierce: Go get her.
Charles Xavier: As I told you, Logan, she’s a mutant like you.
Logan: Hold on!
Charles Xavier: Very much like you.
Logan: [to Laura] Who the hell are you? Hey! I asked you a question. Who are you?
Charles Xavier: You know who she is, Logan.
Logan: No, I don’t.
Charles Xavier: Does she remind you of anybody?
[referring to Laura]
Charles Xavier: She’s your daughter, Logan. Alkali has your genetic code.
Logan: Not just mine.
Charles Xavier: Logan.
Logan: I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want to hear about it anymore.
Charles Xavier: Logan.
Logan: Just stop!
Charles Xavier: I have to pee.
[referring to the Pringles she’s eating and the sunglasses she’s trying on]
Convenience Store Clerk: Hello? You know, you’ve to pay for that, right?
[Laura doesn’t reply]
Convenience Store Clerk: Hey! Where’s your mommy and daddy, huh?
[Laura starts to run off, the clerk stops her]
Convenience Store Clerk: Hey, come on. That’s enough. These, too.
[she suddenly flips the clerk over and goes to use her claws on him, but Logan stops her]
Logan: Shit! Not okay!
[to the clerk]
Logan: Sorry. Um, do you sell phone chargers?
[Logan then proceeds to take some stuff from the store and leaves with Lauren without paying for it]
Total Quotes: 34