Monday, 20 March 2017

Logan Review











Logan


Release Date: 2nd March 2017 - Australia


Production Companies
20th Century Fox
Marvel Entertainment 
Donners' Company
Kinberg Genre
TSG Entertainment 

Distribution 
20th Century Fox Australia


Genre: Action

Rating: MA15+ (Not Suitable for Young Children)

Runtime: 137 minutes


Budget: $97,000,000

Box Office Gross: $524,064,372
(Worldwide) (This figure may change as new editions earn more money and increase the overall value of the box office gross) 
 

Plot Summary
In 2024, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier must cope with the loss of the X-Men when a corporation is destroying the world, with Logan's mutant healing abilities slowly fading away and Xavier succumbing to Alzheimer's Disease.  Logan must defeat the company's personnel with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine. 


Cast
Hugh Jackman - Logan/Wolverine/X-24
Patrick Stewart - Charles Xavier/Professor X
Richard E. Grant - Dr. Rice
Boyd Holbrook - Pierce
Stephen Merchant - Caliban
Dafne Keen - Laura Kinney/X-23
Elizabeth Rodriguez - Gabriela
Eriq La Salle - Will Munson
Elise Neal - Kathryn Munson
Quincy Fouse - Nate Munson 

Crew
Story/Screenplay/Executive Producer/Director - James Mangold
Based on Characters - John Romita Sr., Roy Thomas, Len Wein and Herb Trimpe (Uncredited)
Creators: Character: Laura Kinney/X23 - Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost (Uncredited)
Screenplay - Scott Frank and Michael Green
Executive Producers - Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr. and Stan Lee
Executive Producer/First Assistant Director - Josh McLaglen
Producers - Simon Kinberg, Hutch Parker and Lauren Shulen Donner
Co-Producer/Unit Production Manager - Dana Robin
Co-Producer - Kurt Williams
Production Designer - Fran├žois Audouy
Costume Designer - Daniel
Orlandi 
Director of Photography - John
Mathieson 
Stunt Coordinator - Garrett Warren
Fight Choreographer - Steve
Brown
Stunt Coordinator: Reshoots -
Nuo Sun
Special Effects Supervisor -
Garry Elmendorf
Visual Effects Supervisors - Berj Bannayan, Richard Betts and Chas Jarrett
Film Editors - Michael McCusker and Dirk Westervelt
Music - Marco Beltrami 


Review
A realistically brutal, tragic and complex film, this was the last to feature Wolverine of the X-MEN film series. It is also Hugh Jackman's swan song as the character Wolverine in this haunting goodbye after 17 years of portrayal in his nine film appearances. James Mangold has learned from mistakes made in his previous instalment and takes the eponymous hero into a cynical future where he was among the few mutants left from extinction. LOGAN was the ultimate standalone feature that remains as dark, violent and gritty and brought a cynical take of the character who was slightly aging and has seen better days. It didn't disappoint fans just as its first predecessor did in altering the character's backstory and the second was a mild improvement. That being said, LOGAN has attained all the aspects that none of the other spin-offs can have with the same bleak and fierce tone, writing and characterisation that were greatly assembled in the whole film.

Hugh Jackman wasn't the only actor to take a bow as Wolverine aka Logan, Patrick Stewart was in his late 70s when he portrayed Xavier for the last time as the character was now a senile and forgetful figure no longer a teacher. Both of these actors deserved better and it was their send-off to the X-MEN movie franchise. Dafne Keen was a new starlet from Hollywood in her role of Laura was absolutely superb. Richard E. Grant and Boyd Holbrook also did a unique job in their roles as the villains.

LOGAN was the long-awaited conclusion that many fans have come to expect from a movie such as this. It's definitely not recommended for younger fans under 15 years without parental supervision, due to the disturbing violence and a lot of cussing in this feature, so be warned.

Star rating: (10/10) Best Movie Ever

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