Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Sienna Novikov
OUR RATING: ★★★★★
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.
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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 f*** 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: F*** off, Logan.
Logan: So you remember who I am now.
Charles: I always know who you are. It’s just sometimes I don’t recognize you.
Logan: Take the pills.
Charles: You leave me alone with that f***ing albino. He doesn’t listen to me. I know a damn speciation when I see one.
Logan: A what?
Charles: Speciation. New mutant, a young one. There are forces trying to kill them.
Charles: They want help.
Logan: Forces, forces. It’s too bad you’re not in that business anymore.
Charles: They don’t want me, they want you. Oh, yes, that’s how f***ing 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: 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: 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 f***ing tank!
Logan: It’s for your own good.
Charles: 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 s**t.
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 s**t.
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: I like those.
Charles: 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: Yes, but this is the mutant that I told you about. She needs our help.
Logan: She’s not a mutant.
Charles: Yes, she is!
Logan: What’s her gift, Charles?
Donald Pierce: Charles Xavier.
Charles: Where’s Caliban?
Donald Pierce: America’s most wanted octogenarian.
Charles: 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, f***-stick.
[Pierce’s men knock Logan down]
Donald Pierce: Go get her.
Charles: As I told you, Logan, she’s a mutant like you.
Logan: Hold on!
Charles: Very much like you.
Logan: [to Laura] Who the hell are you? Hey! I asked you a question. Who are you?
Charles: You know who she is, Logan.
Logan: No, I don’t.
Charles: Does she remind you of anybody?
[referring to Laura]
Charles: She’s your daughter, Logan. Alkali has your genetic code.
Logan: Not just mine.
Logan: I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want to hear about it anymore.
Logan: Just stop!
Charles: 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: S**t! 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]
Gabriela: [to Logan] There is no more money. That was a lie. She’s not my child, but I love her. You may not love her, but she is your child. Please. I beg you take her to safety.
[to Laura; referring to the X-Men comics he found in Laura’s backpack]
Logan: You read these in your spare time? Oh, yeah, Charles, we got ourselves an X-Men fan. You do know they’re all bulls**t, right? Maybe a quarter of it happened, and not like this. In the real world, people die. And no self-promoting a**hole in a f***ing leotard can stop it. This is ice cream for bed-wetters.
Logan: Her nurse has been feeding her some grade-A bulls**t.
Charles: I don’t think Laura needs reminding of life’s impermanence.
Logan: M*therf***ing auto-trucks.
Charles: Language, Logan. And you’re screaming at a machine.
Logan: Oh, what? She can gut a man with her feet, she can’t hear a few naughty words, huh?
Charles: She can learn to be better.
Logan: You mean, better than me?
Charles: Actually, yes. And, by the way, Laura’s foot claws are the obvious result of her gender, you know.
Logan: Is that a fact?
Charles: In a pride of lions, the female is both hunter and caregiver.
Logan: Good to know.
Charles: She uses her front claws for hunting and the back claws defensively.
Logan: Oh, yeah?
Charles: Thus, ensuring their survival.
[sees the Munsons in trouble]
Charles: We should help them.
Logan: No, we have to keep going. Someone will come along.
Charles: Someone has come along.
Charles: Two days on the road, only one meal, and hardly any sleep. She’s eleven, I’m f***ing ninety.
Logan: Well, that’s a hundred and one reasons to keep moving.
Charles: I’m not a box of avocados, Logan.
Logan: And then what? We stay the night, then what?
Charles: Then we take her to her friends in Eden. And then we buy the Sunseeker.
Charles: You know, Logan, this is what life looks like. A home, people who love each other, safe place. You should take a moment and feel it.
Logan: Yeah, it’s great.
Charles: Logan. Logan, you still have time.
Logan: Charles, the world is not the same as it was. We’re taking a risk hanging around here, you know that. And where we’re going, Eden, it doesn’t exist. Her nurse got it from a comic book. You understand? It’s not real.
Charles: It is for Laura. It is for Laura.
Logan: Get some rest.
Jackson: Mr. Munson, you understand you’re trespassing right now, right?
Will Munson: I have an easement with the previous owner of your property.
Jackson: Huh. Bulls**t. “Previous” being the operative word.
[referring to Logan]
Jackson: Who’s this?
Logan: Just a guy telling you to get back in your nice truck. Go play Okie dickhead somewhere else.
Jackson: Hey, Carl, it looks like Mr. Munson hired some muscle.
Carl: Looks that way.
Will Munson: He’s a friend of mine.
Jackson: A friend with a big mouth.
Logan: I hear that a lot.
Jackson: Well, then you’ll probably hear this too.
[he cocks his rifle]
Logan: More than I’d like.
Jackson: Then you know the drill. I’m going to count to three and you’re going to start walking away.
Will Munson: I got rights to this water.
Will Munson: I have a lawyer now.
[suddenly Logan grabs his rifle and butts his nose with it]
Carl: You alright, boss?
[Logan breaks the rifle in half and throws it aside]
Logan: You know the drill.
Jackson: Pick up my goddamn hat.
Logan: Get the hell out of here.
Charles: You know, Logan, this was, without a doubt the most perfect night I’ve had in a very long time. But I don’t deserve it, do I?
[he begins to cry]
Charles: I did something. Something unspeakable. I’ve remembered what happened in Westchester. This is not the first time I’ve hurt people. Until today, I didn’t know. You wouldn’t tell me. So we just kept on running away from it. I think I finally understand you. Logan…
Caliban: Beware the light.
[he then blows himself up]
[after burying Charles; referring to the grave]
Logan: Well, it’s got water, and…
[his voice breaks with emotion]
Logan: It’s got water. F*** this. F*** this.
Logan: I don’t know how you got me here, but thank you.
Laura: De nada.
[Logan suddenly realizes Laura can talk]
Logan: You can talk?
Logan: You can talk? What the f***? Why in the f***… What’s all this bulls**t been for the last two thousand f***ing miles?
[Laura starts yelling in Spanish]
Logan: What? Shut up. Shut the f*** up!
Laura: Jonah, Gideon, Rebecca, Delilah, Rictor.
Logan: What? Who’s that? Who is that?
Laura: Jonah, Gideon, Rebecca, Delilah, and Rictor.
Laura: You are dying. You want to die.
Logan: How do you know?
Laura: Charles told me.
Logan: What else did he tell you?
Laura: To not let you.
Laura: You had a nightmare.
Logan: Do you have nightmares?
Laura: Si. People hurt me.
Logan: Mine are different.
Laura: Por que?
Logan: I hurt people.
[Laura holds up the adamantium bullet]
Laura: Que es esto?
Logan: You know what it is. It’s made out of Adamantium. It’s what they put inside of us. That’s why it can kill us. Probably what is killing me now. Anyway, I got this a long time ago and I kept it as a reminder of what I am. Now I keep it to, uh, actually, uh, I was thinking of shooting myself with it. Like Charles said.
Laura: I’ve hurt people, too.
Logan: You’re going to have to learn how to live with that.
Laura: They were bad people.
Logan: All the same.
Logan: Hey, I got you here. That’s all I signed up for. I even gave back the money.
Laura: [sarcastically] Such a nice man.
Logan: Hey, I never asked for this! Alright? Charles never asked for this. Caliban never asked for this. And they are six feet under the ground! Now, I don’t know what Charles put in your head, but I am not whatever it is you think I am, okay? I only met you, like, a week ago. You got your Rebecca, your Delilah, your blah, blah, blah, whatever. Everything you asked for, you’ve got it! And it is better this way. Because I suck at this. Bad s**t happens to people I care about. You understand me?
Laura: Then I’ll be fine.
Logan: Nature made me a freak. Man made me a weapon. And God made me last too long.
Logan: Take your friends, and run.
Logan: Run. They’ll keep coming and coming. Listen, you don’t have to fight anymore. Go, go. Don’t be what they made you. Laura… Laura…
[Laura starts crying]
Logan: So, this is what it feels like.
[Logan dies and Laura continues to sob]
Laura: No! No! Daddy. Dad.
[last lines; after burying Logan]
Laura: A man has to be what he is, Joey. Can’t break the mold. There’s no living with the killing. There’s no going back. Right or wrong, it’s a brand. A brand that sticks. Now you run on home to your mother. You tell her everything’s alright. There are no more guns in the valley.
Rictor: Let’s go. We got to move.
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