Logan review roundup: Could be first superhero film to reach the Oscars since The Dark Knight
The superhero genre might just get its first entry into the next year’s academy awards section as Hugh Jackman returns a final time (he has being playing Wolverine for nearly two decades) to the role that made him a superstar, in director James Mangold's Logan.
The supposed last chapter in the superhero Wolverine's cinematic saga, Logan brings with it an R-rating and a great deal of mystery about the exact nature of the story, how it all plays out for the beloved mutant character, and what it means for the future of the X-Men.
Comparisons have been made to Terminator 2 and the story treatment has been compared to Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. Here are what the critics had to say about Logan:
Scott Collura at IGN put his reaction rather succinctly:
"Logan is in many ways an emotional, heavy picture, but it’s also an uplifting one that reminds us that it’s okay to fight for something more, something better. It’s an amazing swan song for the Wolverine character, and for Jackman, and perhaps the best X-Men movie yet."
Popular Youtube Vlogger Jeremy Jahns says
"Logan is as far from X-Men: Apocalypse as you can get, while X-Men Apocalypse was just vfx action nonsense, Logan is a character story.... The fact that Deadpool, which was the first superhero movie to be rated R made money, it made way for films like this.."
Grace Randolph of Beyond The Trailer compares a few key moments of Logan to Terminator 2, and says, the story-line takes a grimier note like 'Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight.' and is all praise about the way the music was used in Logan.
Mark Hughes at Forbes shoots for the moon with his Logan praise, saying:
"Logan is the first superhero movie since The Dark Knight to have a strong chance of being considered among the contenders for Best Picture come Oscar time in early-2018. It could hypothetically also be considered a contender for some other awards, including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, too."
Here's the second and final trailer for Logan, which releases on 3 March 2017 in India: