In the final installment of the Wolverine series, Hugh Jackman proves that whomever is cast in the titular role will have a tough act to follow. Logan takes an introspective look at Wolverine as a broken man who tries to make peace with who he is, as well as his legacy. We also find out that there is a mysterious incident which decimated the mutant population, and that Charles Xavier, played by Patrick Stewart is a part of it. Meanwhile, a shadow organization has begun weaponizing children using mutant DNA, and when one child finds her way to Logan, he has to make the choice to walk away or use his remaining powers one last time.
The film’s high points: The narrative was engaging, as this served to be an exploratory look at the character as opposed to an all-out, mindless action movie. Fans of the X-men series will enjoy the bittersweet camaraderie of Charles and Logan as their situation plays out. There are also a few nice Easter eggs that are dropped during the course of the film. Dafne Keen’s screen presence also reminds us a bit of Natalie Portman’s role in The Professional.
The low points of the movie: It’s a shame that it took 3 Wolverine movies to get one that’s rated R and then this one includes children. It’s very intense, including language and brutal acts of violence, so parents to should consider this before bringing their kids. Lastly, with a running time of 2 hours and 15 minutes, there are a few scenes that could have been reduced for the sake of brevity.
The movie gets 4 mutant children out of 5.