Episode 170:Logan film review

As no other podcasters are talking about it, Martyn and Gerrod thought they would shine some light on Hugh Jackman’s latest film, Logan.

Logan is more than just a superhero film; it’s a poignant and gritty exploration of mortality and legacy. This movie is the tenth instalment in the X-Men film series, and the third and final Wolverine solo film following The Wolverine (2013).

The film draws inspiration from “Old Man Logan” by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, and takes place in an alternate future where mutants are nearly extinct. We follow an aged Wolverine and a deteriorating Professor X as they embark on a dangerous journey to protect a young mutant named Laura from the villainous Reavers and Alkali-Transigen, led by Donald Pierce and Zander Rice, respectively.

What sets Logan apart is its focus on character development and the exploration of themes like regret, loss, and redemption. The action sequences are visceral and intense, but they serve a greater purpose in the narrative, highlighting the physical toll that years of fighting have taken on Wolverine and his fellow mutants. Hugh Jackman delivers a powerhouse performance as Wolverine, bringing a raw emotion to the character that we haven’t seen before.

Logan is not just a superhero film; it’s a powerful and emotional story that leaves a lasting impact on its audience. It’s a fitting conclusion to Jackman’s iconic portrayal of Wolverine and a testament to the enduring legacy of the X-Men franchise.

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If for some reason you’d prefer to watch us discuss Logan, there’s a video version on YouTube.