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Monday, March 6, 2017

Logan (spoilers)

So, enough with the serious movies.  We just saw Logan.

Usually with a movie based on Marvel comics, the audience needs to wait until the final credits roll to get an "Easter egg", a bonus scene.  Not so with Logan, you get the "Easter egg" right up front  -- it features a Deadpool character, and includes the ubiquitous Stan Lee cameo. Very funny, and very different from the tone of the movie.

Despite the comic book origins, some of the X-Men movies can have a dark, serious tone.  Set in the year 2029, Logan takes place in a world where most mutants have inexplicably died off.  An aging Wolverine, a/k/a Logan, works as a limo driver in El Paso, Texas.     He drives across the border to Mexico, to an abandoned water station, where he and another mutant are taking care of nonagenarian Charles Xavier.  When a mutant girl named Laura is unexpectedly dropped in their laps, they must take her to safe haven in Canada.

This is the first X-Men movie to be rated "R", primarily for language and violence, though there is one brief scene of nudity early in the movie.  (It's worth the price of admission just to hear Patrick Stewart lay down a few "f bombs".)  The focus of the movie is  the chase scenes and fight scenes, but the human element -- the relationships between Charles and Logan and Laura -- are real and moving.

The end of the movie is bittersweet:  the X-Men franchise is over.

Or is it?

4 comments:

peppylady (Dora) said...

Planning to take my client to see Logan for his birthday. I like Patrick Stewart.
Coffee is on

songbird's crazy world said...

I hope you enjoy it.

Liz A. said...

I doubt X Men are over. But the Wolverine character... Maybe.

bookworm said...

I saw Patrick Stewart on Stephen Co....I mean, The Tonight Show, plugging the movie. I would definitely pay to hear him drop the "F" bomb. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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