Cast - 90%
Story - 90%
Music Score - 90%
Effects/Quality - 80%
Originality - 90%
I don’t say this lightly and honestly believe this is the best movie of 2017, that not just the best marvel/super hero movie but my pick as the movie of this year. I am not a fan of the Xmen movie franchise nor Marvel, the Xmen is better when studios depart from their main storyline like in the case of Deadpool. Movies like that have won me over, I can only say that I hope there’s a Batman movie that follows this style of storytelling and departure from building a hero-verse and just focuses on a story that speaks to all viewers.
In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.
Yes if you can get past the hyper violence and bloodshed, the story that’s beats underneath has heart and meaning. I don’t know how to classify this movie, even if it was not Wolverine and just an unknown character the acting, dialogue and story is intense and captivating. It exposed the raw and interesting aspect of the polished and colourful world of superheroes and high tech depiction of humanities futuristic outlook.
Nothing I write in this review will do this film justice, you just have to watch it and experience it for yourself. It’s ugly and beautiful at the same time with strong performances that echo through. It’s such a shame we won’t see this type of interaction between actors Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in these roles again.