Honestly, I don’t think that I was mentally prepared for what I was going to see last night. It is never easy saying goodbye to a character as beloved as Wolverine. Hugh Jackman has been portraying Logan/Wolverine for nearly 19 years. That’s 9 films and a lot of cigars & muscles. Life has not been kind to this man as we have seen in trailers and in the film last night.
Truthfully, I could never imagine another man portraying Logan. Hugh Jackman is and always will be the greatest actor to have portrayed that character, which is why this film is heartbreaking.
Hugh Jackman has said that this will be his final stand alone film as Wolverine. He may or may not put on his claws once more for a cameo in Deadpool, but who knows. So let’s talk about this film.
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 and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. – Wikipedia
This film is rated R, which makes this the only Wolverine related film to be Rated R. The reason this film chose this rating was so the writers and actors could have the freedom to be who their characters were always meant to be. To be honest, that R rating really helped make this film beyond incredible.
First of all, Hugh Jackman was beyond fantastic. I don’t think there are enough words to describe how incredible he was in this film. I have always admired Hugh for many reasons, but his acting skills and his heart were at a level that is difficult to put into words. This film has to be my favorite of the X-Men franchise. I just saw it last night and I already want to see it again.
As a warning, this film is incredibly violent. More so than any of the other X-Men films he has been in. But the violence and the foul language are all a part of who Logan is and it is probably one of the pieces that his been missing from his story all along. Wolverine is almost an anti-hero in a way. He saves people, but he is vicious and crude and violent. He is in all sense of the word, an animal. Eventually, a life such as his will begin to take a toll.
And that is truly what this film is showcasing. It’s about a man who has reached the end. He lives everyday remembering the lives he’s taken and the life he’s chosen to live because of who he is. A man can only live like that for so long before the memories become too much to bear.
Logan isn’t the only one having a difficult life, Professor Charles Xavier is right there with him every step of the way. I just want to point out that Sir Patrick Stewart is just amazing! It’s not everyday you get to hear Professor X drop the F bomb and give Logan crap about everything.
The villain of this film is a real douche I must say. The events of this film take place in the future, so we have some hi-tech gadgets and some medical experimentation going on. OF COURSE! Seriously thought, this dude has a throat tattoo, a gold chain necklace, rose colored sunglasses, and a robotic hand… how could be not be a douche?
Ugh! Moving on.
Mini Wolverine – Laura
Laura. What can I say? Dafne Keen did an incredible job as Laura. She didn’t have much to say, but she kicked some serious ass in this movie. She is everything and more when it comes to badass super mutant abilities. Honestly, you have to see it for yourself to appreciate how incredible this young lady is.
All in all, I thought the writing and directing of this film was phenomenal. For a final, Wolverine film the fans could not have asked for a better cinematic send off for this amazing character. I highly suggest grabbing a few extra napkins at the concession stand before finding your seat. I got a bit more emotional towards the end of this movie than I thought I would.
As emotional and intense as this film is, there are those moments that will make you belly laugh. Sir Patrick Stewart is hilarious people, believe me.
In the end, I highly recommend everyone see this movie. It is absolutely worth it. Plus, you don’t want to miss out on the Deadpool 2 teaser that happens before the film begins. I will say that there is not an end credits scene for this one. I know, I was sad too because that means that it is really over for Wolverine. Please let us know your thoughts on this incredible film.
The only other thing to say is, thank you. Thank you Hugh Jackman for 19 years of James “Logan” Howlett/Wolverine. Thank you to the cast and crew for making such an incredible final film.