Logan – The STiXXclusive Review

Father Time is undefeated, and there’s nothing we can do about it. As much as we want to try and stay young, maintain our athletic primes and apply as many facial ointments to keep us looking half our ages, time waits on no one and eventually our bodies break down, even if some of our favourite characters have superhuman abilities. Wolverine is one of the most beloved characters in all of comics, not only for his brash personality, but also because of his ability to stab and claw his way through opponents like Swiss Cheese. There are a lot of reasons why to love him, which are some of the reasons why people hate him (which makes no sense). Every hero must fall, and although I’m not spoiling, you pretty much have a sense of where I’m going here.

There’s no one who can play Wolverine. If they ever restart the X-Men franchise (again), they just need to do something without Hugh Jackman, or do it in CGI, because it’ll be a no from the masses, big dog. At the 5th anniversary of 416 RISE, Randell Adjei had a piece about leaving a legacy. Our legacies can be ideas, our words, and even our children that will live on to carry our names. Sometimes, we have legacies that are unexpected, but prove to be worthy of our names before life decides that it’s time to pass it along. This story of Logan defines who he is as a person that has seen many battles, had many scars, but time has come to collect its dues. As an X-Men fan, it was painful for me to see Wolverine in such a vulnerable state, because he’s supposed to be the toughest son-of-a-bitch in the room. I mean, he still is, but this movie, you saw a lot of the breakdown and almost transformed into a human being trying to find a sense of purpose, although that’s been the main thing he’s struggled with since his introduction to our lives in X1.

What I loved about the movie, first and foremost, was that it was rated-R, as all comic book related movies should be. They’re violent, and really it’s about damn time that we heard Logan drop some F-words. We were robbed of the verbal tongue-lashings that could have been towards Scott Summers in the older movies, so I’ll take this. Also, the feels, oh the feels. There are a lot of sad moments in this movie that I cannot spoil (one being the obvious), but holy man (both of them? Really?). This is an entertaining movie, although at times it is slow, because of the relationship that is built between Wolverine & X-23 (you’ll figure it out). It took me a while to watch it, so for those who haven’t yet, please check it. But for now, this is my opinion, this is my review,

That’s My Word & It STiXX

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