|Directed by||:||James Mangold|
|Produced by||:||Hutch Parker, Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner|
|Screenplay by||:||Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green|
|Story by||:||James Mangold|
|Based on||:||Wolverine by Roy Thomas, Len Wein, John Romita, Sr.|
|Starring||:||Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen|
|Production company||:||Marvel Entertainment, Kinberg Genre, Hutch Parker Entertainment, The Donners' Company|
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.
Unveiled last Saturday in an out-of-competition screening at Berlinale 2017, the film following the adventures of Logan has been a great success if we believe the criticisms revealed by the press this weekend.
Hugh Jackman will bid farewell in Logan, a film that will be released in Cinema on March 03. But some lucky ones were able to discover it on February 18th, during an exceptional screening on the sidelines of the Berlinale where the super-heroic western of James Mangold was shown out of competition. And the reviews are very good:
“Serenely, how good is Logan?” It’s so violent. “I had not loved an X-Men movie for so long. First showing
“It’s both the most violent film in the saga and the most sentimental, and when it’s not in bloody, it tries to move you.” Entertainment Weekly
“By mixing Marvel and Western, James Mangold has produced a sleek and touching film that draws its strength from the character of Hugh Jackman, a hero who is all but worn out.” Hollywood Reporter
“The X-Men fans of the first hour must prepare themselves emotionally to discover a dark film Wolverine. A feature film at the crossroads of The Wrestler and Dredd, which combines these elements in the best way possible. Screen Rant
“Hugh J ackman not only delivers the ultimate X-Men movie, it also offers us the ultimate comics-adapted film.” Toronto Sun
“The rhythm and the violence work well. Every time it explodes, it’s furiously good and skilfully staged by Mangold.” Variety
“Just the best Wolverine, Logan is the Black Knight of the X-Men franchise, a film that transcends the genre by telling something important.” Usa Today
“More a wild western than a superhero movie, the latest adventure of our most irascible X-Men […] knows how to push the boundaries.” Indiewire
As you can see, the American journalists were not insensitive to the last adventure of our long-clawed hero. And to finish convincing the most recalcitrant, Logan harvests on Rotten Tomatoes more than 97% positive opinions, with an average of 8.2 / 10. A better score than X-Men Days of Future Past (91%) as reported by Screen Rant.
For critics, Logan is the movie that fans deserved
Logan is released on March 1st in French cinemas. Third film dedicated to the mutant Wolverine, Logan seeks to conclude the super-heroic career of Hugh Jackman, who will finally move on. Did James Mangold, who had already directed The Battle of the Immortal, succeeded?
For this ultimate film, Mangold had the right to a lot of freedom, having even had the opportunity to spend his Rated-R movie in exchange for a budget cut. And according to the international press, the sacrifices of Mangold paid, since it gives us a film visceral, violent, and disillusioned and above all of quality.
The Collider site was seduced by the film, which he deems excellent, although he will not change the face of the superhero movie.
Logan is a unique movie, but it’s not a movie that changes the deal for the X-Men franchise or the genre in general. This could only be done with Jackman’s withdrawal and Mangold’s ability to assert his artistic vision. The result is a film that has some flaws (like the X-Men movies, it’s a bit longuet), but overall, Logan is a poignant farewell from Jackman to the character who has scored a whole generation.
Screen rant is full of praise for the film, which he sees as an almost complete success.
This is another demonstration that superhero movies can be different. Fans of the X-Men must prepare emotionally for a dark Wolverine movie, but also a movie between The Wrestler and Dredd.
While THR only speaks of the film’s good, he also insists that it can appeal to all audiences, both super-heroes and lay fans.
For the fans who are very attached to the frankness and the respect of the basic material, this chapter will be very satisfactory from an emotional point of view. For those who are unable to recite the aftershocks of the previous nine films, this new version, black and twilight, is an excellent starting point.
The Variety site also salutes the film’s performance, and also violence, which is at the heart of Mangold’s work.
It is a shabby dystopian western that takes its time, unlike other super-heroic productions. And the story and the rhythm work for the film. Whenever violence explodes, it is satisfying at will, because Mangold knows how to portray it.
EW is a little less categorical about the film. If the journalist Chris Nashawaty appreciated Mangold’s work, he nevertheless notes some nasty defects (like the length) and attributes to him the note of B-.
Logan is basically a road movie, but it’s a very dark (and very long) road-movie. More than ever, the Jackman Logan seems to be in an existential stalemate, but he has never really been a jovial character.
As for the French critics, they are in the same tone, although some of our colleagues were a little less excited than the American critics.
The Heroic Canvases incense the film like never before, hailing the performance of Hugh Jackman, who will remain the one and only Wolverine in the minds of the fans.
A beautiful swan song, only the serval, Logan is the best gift that could be offered to Hugh Jackman after seventeen years of loyal service. This unique pass gives this last lap all its flavor. Jackman is James Hewlett, Logan, Weapon X and Wolverine. Forever. He knows all these roles perfectly. Wild beast hunted, in agony, it can finally cut in the quick, without restraint. This is the representation of the character that many fans were waiting for. It was time.
The First site is a little less enthusiastic about Logan, although it recognizes undeniable qualities.
Logan remains a solid entertainment thanks to the stainless charism of Jackman and the action scenes very effective but does not offer to our favorite mutant the requiem of cinema tough and moving to the tears that one had legitimate to have hope.
Large Screen is probably the site that is least packed by Logan. Even if the film is correct in the eyes of the site, it is not the masterpiece announced.
Undoubtedly, Logan is definitely the burnt and final road trip that the fans of the character and the bottle-winning expected from the X-Men franchise. But it is very far from constituting a film completely successful for all that. After two solo adventures bordering poverty, it seems that Mangold and Jackman wanted to put too much.
Logan Full Movie will be on big screen on March 03, 2017.