Reviews Logan Is “Logan” more powerful because of what the superhero
Is “Logan” more powerful because of what the superhero genre has delivered over the last decade?
Does it seem both groundbreaking and classic because it doesn’t feel like a modern superhero movie,
especially those with the Marvel brand? Don’t worry.
I’m not going to dissect the flaws of the Marvel and DC brands,
but it’s undeniable that the modern superhero movie has relied on CGI,
particularly in final acts comprised almost entirely of apocalyptic explosions.
And so many of them have served as bridges between franchise entries
that one feels like they’re constantly watching previews for the next movie instead of experiencing the one they’re watching.
“Logan” has stakes that feel real, and fight choreography that’s fluid and gorgeous instead
of just computer-generated effects. Most importantly, “Logan” has characters with which you identify and about whom you care.
It’s not just “great for a superhero movie,” it’s a great movie for any genre.
“Logan” calls back directly to “Shane,” including a scene in which the characters watch the film,
but it has more echoes of late-career films for icons such as
“The Shootist” and “Unforgiven” in the way it deconstructs the line between hero and legend. Logan (Hugh Jackman) is a Western archetype,
the gunslinger forced to put away his six-shooters and try to live out his days as routinely as possible.
In the world of “Logan,” The Uncanny X-Men comics exist,
meaning that Logan/Wolverine is like a retired sports hero or celebrity, อ่านต่อ