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Logan (2017)

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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.

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James Mangold

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James Mangold (story by), Scott Frank (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Logan / X-24
Patrick Stewart ... Charles
Dafne Keen ... Laura
Boyd Holbrook ... Pierce
Stephen Merchant ... Caliban
Elizabeth Rodriguez ... Gabriela
Richard E. Grant ... Dr. Rice
Eriq La Salle ... Will Munson
Elise Neal ... Kathryn Munson
Quincy Fouse ... Nate Munson
Al Coronel ... Federale Commander
Frank Gallegos ... Federale Lieutenant
Anthony Escobar Anthony Escobar ... Federale
Reynaldo Gallegos ... Rey (as Rey Gallegos)
Krzysztof Soszynski ... Mohawk
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Storyline

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.

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His time has come See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$97,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$88,411,916, 5 March 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$226,277,068

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$619,021,436
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Runtime:

| (Mainland China Censored Version)

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital | Dolby Surround 7.1 | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Professor Xavier's Psionic blast initially was conceived as a huge pulse of energy, much more akin to the kind of superhero powers seen in other films. But director James Mangold was against that treatment, he wanted keeping everything much more naturalistic. So Vfx supervisor Chas Jarrett evolved the idea from the initial pulse wave idea, into a mind control field that caused people to become immobile. Unable to move and breathe or function properly, the psionic blast would eventually kill those around him. This is a malign version of Xavier's frequently used ability to freeze large groups of people, as seen in the original X-Men trilogy. See more »

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The movie is in 2029, the only vehicle that is showing as futuristic is the Chrysler 300C limo, all the other vehicles are of 2017. The cell phones would even be different. See more »

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[first lines]
Logan: Fuck.
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Call Of The Far Away Hills
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If there was ever a comic book movie deemed worthy of perfect, Logan is it.
23 February 2017 | by trublu215See all my reviews

The word 'perfect' is very objective especially when it comes to film. While Logan may not be a perfect film, it is most certainly a perfect comic book film. It is a masterpiece of the most epic proportions and leaves us with a brilliant swan song for producer and star Hugh Jackman in his final outing as Wolverine. The film, directed brilliantly by James Mangold, is a two plus hour comic book fan's wet dream as we see the version of Wolverine every fan has wanted to see for nearly two decades. While many will be very sad to see Jackman step down from the role, he couldn't have picked a better or more satisfying film to end his cinematic legacy with.

The film takes place in 2029 and shows the world in shambles. Mutants are nearly extinct, water is scarce and the world is just an overall wasteland. This is where we find Logan. He is a limo driving cantankerous caretaker to an even more cantankerous Professor X, who is now suffering from dementia and seizures. He is a borderline alcoholic suffering from a mysterious illness that limits his mutant abilities. Due to this, he lives this quiet life until he meets a young girl who he feels he must protect. Without giving too much away, there is much more here than I can go into but I will say, if you are a fan of the Wolverine comics, this film will bring a tear to your eye. This is probably the most faithful adaptation of a comic book character EVER, Marvel and DC combined. The way the story goes, the way Logan behaves, the selflessness and the rage, this is an all around realized version of this character. While it may have taken a little longer than it should have, this film was worth the wait. James Mangold does a fantastic job at creating the world Logan knows now. This is more of a film like Mangold's 3:10 to Yuma. It is bleak, violent and absolutely heartbreaking. This is far from the PG-13 character we're used to. This is a foul mouthed, miserable and very VERY bloody rendition of the source material. This is a film very much like The Guantlet or Badlands, a crime thriller and on-the-road drama. It very much embodies the look and feel of a film from the mid-70s and it plays to this very well.

The performances in this film are amazing. Hugh Jackman's performance here is the best as the character and may be one of the best of his career. He is miserable and broken in this film and to see him like this as the character, it is bittersweet especially because Jackman has been so attached to this role. If he hurts, we hurt. If he's mad, we're mad. It is a true testament to Jackman as an actor to make his audience feel this connected to someone who is, by traditional standards, completely unrelateable. Boyd Holbrook brings a sinister performance to this and continues to build a very impressive resume. Holbrook is someone who you'll love to hate. The real standout performance here is from Dafne Keen who plays Laura. Without giving away any spoilers, she is BADASS in this film and even gives Logan a run for his money on the brutality.

Overall, Logan is a perfect comic book adaptation that is as heartbreaking as it is visually stunning. Mangold and Jackman create a special film with this that should be talked about for years to come. Believe the hype, Logan is a seriously amazing comic book film that just may be the best ever made and embodies the definition of a perfect adaptation.


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