In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his ...
James Mangold stated that the film is set in 2029 to avoid any conflict with the time line established in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), but that his goal was to make a stand alone film, that was not bound to continuing previous storylines, or setting up sequels. See more »
While watching Shane Professor Xavier says he saw it when he was Laura's age. If true, then he would have been born in 1942. Since the movie is set in 2029, that makes him an octogenarian, not a nonagenarian like he corrected Pierce in Mexico. See more »
First let me state that I am an X-men fan dating back to the 70's. In that same time frame I have seen a lot of movies. Just from the trailer 'Logan' had a desperate anti-hero, swansong vibe (I was shocked they didn't use the Johnny Cash song 'Hurt') I read good reviews so I thought "What the heck, I'll give it a shot." It was exactly the trope- laden disaster I feared. This movie was horrible.
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