MOVIE REVIEW - Logan (2017) (R)
LOGAN is the best film of the year (so far). I'm not sure what else will come out later in the year, but right now, I think Logan deserves best picture at the Oscars. No, it will not win. But it definitely deserves a nomination.
This is the Wolverine film I've always wanted. It's violent, emotional, exciting, and heart-wrenching. It's not only the best X-Men film, but the best film of 2017.
Hugh Jackman gives what may be the best performance of his career. In his ninth time playing the same character, he still gives us something we've never seen from him before.
Patrick Stewart is fantastic as an older Professor X. But that goes without saying, I mean, Patrick Stewart is one of the greatest actors ever.
Daphne Keen gives a simply extraordinary performance. Her first film role, and she is able to act along with and against greats like Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart. She's gonna be around in this business for a long, long time. That's for sure.
James Mangold has crafted a masterpiece. This film is a neo-noir science-fiction dystopian western epic. It feels like an epic, but also feels like a smaller and more contained story. It's so brilliant. I love what James Mangold did with Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma, and The Wolverine. But Logan tops each film he's done so far.
Logan gave me everything I ever wanted from a Wolverine film. It's violent, beautiful, heart-wrenching, and epic all at the same time. It's the best X-Men film, and the best film of 2017 so far. I can't wait to check out the black and white version of the film.
LOGAN deserves a 10/10.