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Logan Review

JACKMAN’S LAST STAND


 

Logan. Wolverine. Hugh Jackman. The X-Men have had a bumpy road, navigating through the tales of various mutant characters with some powerhouse hitters to mediocre endeavors. However, the one constant in all the movies is the character of Logan (aka Wolverine) and the actor (Hugh Jackman) who plays him. Ever since the first X-Men movie, Jackman has always played the character, a perfect for such fearless and ferocious comic book mutant. Whether he’s playing a central role in the movie (X-Men, X2: X-Men United, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: Days of Future Past), starring in his own spinoff film (X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Wolverine) or making a cameo appearance (X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Apocalypse), Jackman has demonstrated his dedication to moviegoers and fans of the “X-Men” cinematic universe, portraying the adamantium-clawed mutant and maintain the classic Wolverine trademark persona presence (i.e. gruff, meaty, a bit feral / animalistic, and always chewing on a cigar). However, just like the passage of time, Jackman can’t keep on playing the character forever, even if he’s a fan-favorite to many.  Now, in a sort of swansong moment, Hugh Jackman prepares for his final role as the titular mutant as 20th Century Fox and director James Mangold present the film Logan. Does this finale piece send Jackman’s Logan off masterfully or has the inherit hype and heavy fan base scrutiny of the “Old Man Logan” storyline diminished the movie altogether? Read more