In the 1960s, superpowered humans Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr work together to find others like them, but Erik's vengeful pursuit of an ambitious mutant who ruined his life causes a schism to divide them.
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
The human government develops a cure for mutations, and Jean Gray becomes a darker uncontrollable persona called the Phoenix who allies with Magneto, causing escalation into an all-out battle for the X-Men.
In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly due to genetically modified plants designed to reduce mutant powers 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 they made her, with Logan's DNA. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over.
No one in the film seems worried about the future horrific problem with coating an adolescent's skeleton with adamantium; namely, the deadly trauma that will happen to 11-year-old Laura's body and adamantium-coated bones as she grows into adulthood. It's not explicitly stated Laura underwent the same adamantium-bonding that Logan endured; we only see her claws being worked on in Gabriela's video. This is consistent with the comics, in which only X-23's claws are adamantium and not her entire skeleton. Without a specific in-film statement otherwise, it's reasonable to assume the same is true here. See more »
When I think about superhero movies in general, I just feel sad about how stupid and bold they are. There are lots of incidents, threats and thrills, but in the end, you know what's going to happen. That especially goes for all of the X-Men movies, I just feel pain because of their obvious stupidity.
That's when Logan comes into the place. There is no life ending threat to humanity, there are just Logan and those he loves. I liked how the villain can't be called a proper villain, who is just a younger version of Logan himself. The characters are not hilariously powerful, Logan is old and irritated and his actions are lot less destructive than before. And his greatest villain is himself.
No superhero movie felt so personal, so intimate to me before. The ending is not the end of the world, but Logan dying with his own heart in his hands.
You can't even call it a superhero movie, it is a whole another level.
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