Hold on, let me wipe the tears streaming down my face.
After a decade of Hugh Jackman gracing us with his portrayal of Wolverine, James Mangold was the only person who could have ended it with Old Man Logan. Logan is crisp, vibrant, ruthless and an emotional whirlwind wrapped in a glorious rated R story. They truly saved the best instalment for last and I am left speechless. Wolverine’s origins story is messy and painful which then leads to Laura Kinney who has a most horrid past. Logan makes Wolverine whole, it makes him a well rounded person, the perfect closure to a character who has lost so much.
The beginning of this film will make you remember why you fell in love with Logan in the first place. The first scene alone captures Logan’s character beautifully and it will make you feel overwhelmed with how well his character develops by the end of this. Mangold made incredible choices with the action sequences that I sat there with my mouth opened for the majority of the stunts he attempted.
There were some great moments between Charles and Logan that I really missed seeing because we have been deprived of their chemistry for awhile now. When Laura was introduced it was subtle and the kid had heart. She was gritty, funny and charming just like a certain someone we know. Laura Kinney is going to be an incredible force and I could not be more excited for her to begin her journey.
To Hugh Jackman, I thank you my good sir for taking care of Logan. Logan was one of the strongest that the mutants had, a true leader. The whole point of the X-Men was to embrace the outsider status and stand united against those who didn’t agree with mutants being different. They were afraid of things they couldn’t understand and Logan was a symbol of that. This was the perfect ending for a legendary character and the final image will stay with you long after you watch it.