Sunday, March 26, 2017

MOVIE REVIEW: Logan Gives the Wolverine a Phenomenal Farewell

(VVNG.com)- Get ready to grind your teeth, hold your breath and clench your cheeks, as you experience the very aggressive and very graphic action sequences that are showcased in this brutally heart wrenching and glorious send-off to the most beloved X-Man.  Now don’t think that all you’re getting is 2 hrs of hardcore action. There are plenty of times the movie slows down so you can realize that this film is actually very sweet, surprisingly funny and extremely tragic. Everyone (excluding kiddos), that is a graphic novel fan or a Wolverine fan or a fan of great movies in general, should go watch this marvelous last part of Wolverine’s story.

Hugh Jackman has done a magnificent job playing Wolverine for over 17 years and he manages to outdo himself with, what is arguably, his best performance yet. Patrick Stewart also returns as Professor X and is absolutely wonderful as Wolverine’s father figure; he is without a doubt, the main reason why this film is as funny and emotional as it is. Dafne Keen, the little girl who plays Laura , a.k.a, X-23, accomplishes the incredible feat of going toe to toe with the clawed hero himself, both verbally and physically. She is extremely fierce and intimidating and is able to, believably, take down a bunch of baddies that are 3 to 4 times her size. Let me tell you… this girl… is a little freaking Badass.

I give Logan, the “Checky Seal of Approval!” As well as two, very enthusiastic, adamantium claws up. Nothing could prepare you for how epic and sad this movie is. It broke my heart seeing Wolverine so sick and tired and old (visibly old, I mean, cause the dude has been alive for almost 150 years), but when his claws come out, he is as glorious as ever. There is this scene, where he goes on a rampage, that brought literal tears of excitement to 2 of my 4 eyes.

This is a totally different and more realistic type of comic book movie with savage and ultra-violent scenes that are definitely more appropriate for an older audience to enjoy. So MAYBE it would be a good idea to leave the younglings at home and bring plenty of tissues to wipe away all the facial fluids that are sure to flow while you watch this excellent conclusion to Wolverine’s cinematic saga.

note: There is no end credit scene.

So, what did you think of Logan? Do you agree or disagree with me? Which flick are you checking out this week? What is your comic book movie of all time? Let me know in the comments below. Have a great day at the movies and don’t forget to save me some popcorn.

Official 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 and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

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By Ezequiel Torres

Ezequiel T (a.k.a., El Checky) is a Translator with a lifelong passion for films. He has been reviewing movies for years and has been watching, discussing and sometimes even making them for as long as he can remember. When reviewing them, he has a simple way of recommending a good movie by giving it The “Checky™ Seal Of Approval!” which is due to his childhood nickname. He currently lives in Victorville, CA with his wife of 12 years, Joanna.