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.
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.
Sir Patrick Stewart lost twenty-one pounds to play Charles Xavier as elderly and sick. Stewart claimed that he had a steady weight since he was a teenager, and had never deliberately lost weight before. Hugh Jackman genuinely held Stewart in all of the scenes of Wolverine carrying Professor Xavier. See more »
(at around 1h 40 mins) When Laura gets into the vehicle to drive while Logan was resting, she doesn't bother to adjust the seat. Considering the difference in height between her and Logan, there's no way they'd both be able to drive in the same seat position. Even sitting on the edge, her feet would barely touch the pedals. See more »
The Marvel logo features comic-book images of the X-Men in its pages. This ties into the X-Men comics Laura carries around, which contain coordinates for the Eden location. See more »
Chinese version is approx. 11 minutes shorter than the standard theatrical version. That version misses almost all blood and gore and uses alternate angles for some scenes, but includes the swearing. 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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