by Da CogNegro
Synopsis: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world is interrupted when a young mutant arrives.
Director: James Mangold
Release Date: March 3, 2017
Review: With the surprising success of last year's Deadpool, R-rated comic adaptations became the talk of Tinseltown. Even though Wolverine's source material can easily lend itself to such a rating, this did not mean that such a move would be met without reservations. One only has to look at Fox's track record, when it comes to the X-Men franchise, to validate such a response. Fortunately, Logan succeeds at not just being the best of Fox's comic book offerings, but a worthwhile film in its own right! Logan is relentlessly grizzly, brutal and gut wrenching.But just like Johnny Cash's rendition of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt, which was cleverly chosen to accompany this movie's first trailer, there is an undeniable beauty to be found in the pain. Whether it's the examination of relationships, bouts with guilt, or the sheer will to survive and persevere, all of Logan's emotional components are just as authentic as anything a well crafted drama can produce. Like The Dark Knight, Logan transcends the pigeonholed comic book genre by successfully blending various tropes found in a variety of film genres .This results in a film that audiences abound will find satiating as well as memorable. If you don't find yourself affected by your viewing, then perhaps your latent mutant power involves the inability to feel. What a sendoff to such an iconic character... BUB! (A-) -CgN