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.
This is the first Wolverine stand-alone movie not to feature "Wolverine" in its title. See more »
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 »
Toward the very end of the roll, a credit misspells the star's home country name as "Austrialian". 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 »
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. Logan is the best X-Men movie ever made so far. It's spectacular but intimate, brutal but human. It has high level performances from both Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen. Masterfully directed by James Mangold, it's an epic, emotional and violent western full of hope. A must see
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