A review on Hollywood feature length film, ‘Logan’ (2017). The Visuals Effects by Chas Jarrett & Image Engine (Co.) while it’s Distributor is 20th Century Fox.
+ Crew I
- Screenplay, Written & Directed by James Mangold
- Co-Screen Play by Scott Frank & Michael Green
- Cinematography by John Mathieson
- Edited by Michael McCusker & Dirk Westervelt
- Music by Marco Beltrami
- Produced by Hutch Parker, Simon Kinberg & Lauren Shuler Donner
+ Crew II (Production Houses)
- Marvel Entertainment
- TSG Entertainment
- Kinberg Genre
- Hutch Parker Entertainment
- The Donners’ Company
Mangold was hired to write a treatment that took inspiration from the graphic novel Old Man Logan, by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven. It influences on Logan included “visual reference points” of cinema: Shane (1953), The Cowboys (1972), Paper Moon (1973), The Gauntlet (1977), Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and The Wrestler (2008). The film story is somewhat similar to the film Children of Men (2006). Jackman signed on to star as Logan, in what is intended to be his final portrayal of the character, after having played the role for 17 years.
It has received high praises from many critics and fans worldwide by simply saying as ‘One of a kind super hero films ever’ while some critics calling it ‘The Best Film in the X-Men Series’ whereas others consider it to be the ‘The Best Super Hero film since The Dark Knight’.
+ Main Cast
- Hugh Jackman as James “Logan” Howlett / Wolverine & X-24
- Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier / Professor X
- Dafne Keen as Laura / X-23
- Richard E. Grant as Zander Rice
- Boyd Holbrook as Donald Pierce
- Stephen Merchant as Caliban
- Jayson Genao as Rictor
In the near future, an old weak Logan cares for a bedridden Professor X who is suffering from a degenerative brain disease while living with another mutant in a secret hide out on the Mexican border. Though it does not stays that way for too long once a woman contacts Logan to safely cross border her with a ‘Special’ child.
+ High Points
i – Hugh Jackman’s performance is Oscar worthy to watch as Logan/Wolverine one final time. He gives out his best performance with a gritty, heartily performance in an intense yet emotional superhero action film that challenges genre resolutions.
ii – The child actress, Dafne Keen who plays the role Laura/X-23 has proved to us by her incredible performance that she is our promising & rising star. Other Honorable Mentions: Patrick Stewart and Boyd Holbrook.
iii – The story is well written (adapted by James Mangold also) with a combination of R rated violence and passionate drama that cuts deep.
iv – Its direction takes to the level where ‘Logan’ would always be a moral example for any studios to witness, what comic book films can actually do.
v – This franchise which is based on comics is not the superhero film what we as audience were expecting it to be. It is actually something where no film of this genre has ever directed and produced like, especially in such great manner!
vi – The film has properly used its R rating that is strong violence and language only where the script demanded it to be. No unnecessary blood / gore were shown due to its restricted rating.
vii – The visual effects is stunningly bold and filled with great fight sequences & its choreography.
viii – It clearly shows that the makeup & hair-styling was handled with ‘A’ graded professionals.
ix – There are one main and two supporting villains in the film who kept the interest level high. However, the film’s actual true villain/antagonist was the ‘Old Age’ of the protagonist. This is a very well thought move by writer/director James Mangold.
+ Low Points
i – Some people might find the film to be a somewhat slow due to its drama theme.
It is a landmark for superhero genre films where Logan has simply assured its place among the ranks of a masterpiece.
Rate: 4.50 out of 5 stars