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.
(at around 1h 16 mins) On the bedside table in the Munson's bedroom, a copy of Sarah Ban Breathnach's "Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy" can be seen while Professor X and Logan are speaking. See more »
At the farmer's house after dinner, Charles addresses Logan as "Logan" although he had introduced himself to the family as "James." No one seems to notice. See more »
The R rating makes a difference, because this character is typically more violent in the comic books. But it's not just that, it's an emotional story with other old characters and newly introduced ones. I've always loved this character and Hugh Jackman was perfect for the role. I really hope they don't recast this character going forward, at least anytime soon.
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