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    Logan (film)

    A heavy/heavier drama Marvel film?

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    Is this old Wolverine and Alzheimers Dr. X?
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    I came here and logged in specifically to tell you not to waste your money or believe the hype. It's a DECENT movie, but not what they say. It's cliche and forced and man do they butcher the story as per every comic movie. I hate this movie.


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    I thought it was for the most part good.

    There were a couple of cliche moments that seemed to detract, and the end section of the film was its weakest part.

     
    I do wish she'd said "Logan" instead of "Daddy" at the end... Would have been so much deeper...
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    I really liked Logan. It was a fairly powerful film, especially for a "comic book" movie. I definitely felt like it was well grounded and I was glad to have seen it in the theater--people definitely seemed into it.

    That said, I can see how some might say the films had some cliches, but I think it hit consistent themes...comics are modern mythology, so some of the themes are going to seem recurrent/universal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcesandEights View Post
    I really liked Logan. It was a fairly powerful film, especially for a "comic book" movie. I definitely felt like it was well grounded and I was glad to have seen it in the theater--people definitely seemed into it.

    That said, I can see how some might say the films had some cliches, but I think it hit consistent themes...comics are modern mythology, so some of the themes are going to seem recurrent/universal.
    This

    I enjoyed the hell out of it. I heard a few manly sniffles in the crowd as well, maybe that was just me. But as a fan of Wolverine as a character, and able to separate the comic Wolverine from the Jackman Wolverine, I thought it was a great send off.
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    Saw this the other day and really enjoyed it. The first Wolverine movie was a bit of a bugger up for the most part, but has some good bits in it. The second movie was much better, felt meatier, and had a bit more edge thanks to the 'more violent version' on home video. However, with Logan's it's a case of third time's the charm and is a high watermark in comic book movies.

    The R-Rated approach has really worked for it, not just in terms of the violence making a hell of a lot more sense (seeing as Wolvie is slashing people to ribbons with his claw blades), but in terms of the storytelling. It doesn't feel the need to rush around like a mad chicken to entertain the kiddies, they can approach the material in a suitably grown up manner, and all-in-all it works really well.

    The implementation of Richard E. Grant's character was maybe not as good as it could have been, but in many ways this is a film about Wolverine vs Himself - and boy, does it get you in the feels. It's great to see that Jackman has been able to go out on a high with the character ... now, I just hope they don't reboot the character for a good long while.

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