Flash Movie Review: Logan

FEELING something similar between you and another person can be the catalyst in forming a bond or a kinship with them. Without being related by blood; the relationship that comes out of this connection can be just as strong, if not stronger. I have experienced this feeling numerous times in my life. Volunteering at an event I remember introducing myself to a fellow volunteer and within several minutes you would have thought we had been friends for some time. There were similarities in our beliefs, humor and philosophy that laid down this immediate connection that lasted for years. I think that is one reason I enjoy asking couples how they first met; it is fascinating to hear what the first things were that started their connection. Rarely have I heard people say their connection took a long time to solidify.     ONE of the things I pride myself on is my ability to see parts of myself in other people. I think that is one of the reasons why people tend to be comfortable in my classes. When someone new walks into my class I can get a sense of them based on how they walked into the studio. First let me say I treat every member the same; however, for some people I can sense they need a little more coaxing or encouragement to remain in the room. The tendency for someone who does not have solid body awareness of themselves is to hide in the background so as not to be noticed. When I sense this I make sure I go up and welcome them before the start of class. Usually I crack a joke to break the ice. Within that little amount of time I can usually tell if we have something in common. It can create a strong bond as you can see in this action drama.     TIME has passed and the world is different as Logan/Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman (Prisoners, Eddie the Eagle) is in declining health. With his mentor and friend Charles, played by Patrick Stewart (X-Men franchise, Christmas Eve), weak and unable to take care of himself; Logan cannot take on anything more, even when a young girl comes to them in desperate need of their help. This science fiction thriller was not a typical superhero film. I was stunned at the amazing script that made me laugh, cry and sit with excitement on the edge of my seat. With their acting skills Hugh and Patrick made their characters human in a way we have not seen before in their other installments of the X-Men stories. Along with them I was absolutely mesmerized with Dafne Keen’s (The Refugees-TV) performance as Laura. She was such an eye magnet where I could not stop watching her to see what she would do next. I will tell you there was a lot of violence and blood in this film and I did not feel the director was using it just to get a rise out of the viewers. In other words it was necessary based on the arc of the story; so yes this picture deserved its R rating. If you are not familiar with the X-Men series it would be to your advantage to see a couple of the earlier films to appreciate the story in this intense movie. I believe many viewers will feel, on different levels, a connection to this incredible story.


3 ½ stars




About moviejoltz

From a long line of movie afficionados, one brother was the #1 renter of movies in the country with Blockbuster, I am following in the same traditions that came before me. To balance out the long hours seated in dark movie theaters, I also teach yoga and cycling. For the past 3 years, I have correctly picked the major Oscar winners... so join me as we explore the wonder of movies and search for that perfect 4 star movie.

Posted on March 6, 2017, in Fantasy/Sci-Fi and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. Glad to see your review. I plan on seeing it soon.

  2. So looking forward to seeing this. 😀

  3. This movie has different tone with other x-men movies. I like the way the director and the writer show how human Wolverine and Prof. X were.

    A great movie, indeed.

  4. I have not seen any of the X-Men movies, but based on this review I think I just might have to at least see this one! Thank you!

  5. Brutal and Brillant

  6. Excellent review. And I know you probably get that a lot but the reason I like your reviews is because of the way you explain them.

    The first few lines (any of your reviews) catches my interest every time 🙂

  7. Wonderful movie! I did appreciate it was not a usual X-Men film, and that’s why it was the best of all 🙂

  8. Two of my kids are big comic book fans and love the X-Men. They’ve, therefore, been desperately campaigning to see this movie. The movie is an R and the kids in question are 9 and 11. It absolutely is not going to happen. I, however, will be watching this movie when it’s available on the small screen.

    • Good for you sticking to your beliefs because I have heard that age group it trying to find ways to get into the film and the violence is brutal, not appropriate. Thanks for the comments.

      • I know! Some of my 11 year old’s classmates have seen it. Crazy! I let my kids watch some PG 13 movies but only if I’ve either watched them first or had a trusted friend watch them and report back. There is absolutely no way they are seeing an R film, however. Not a chance.

  9. Best of jackman’s..
    jackman had started in a splendid fashion and he ends in splendid fashion.
    Hat’s off.

  10. Nice review. I’m way behind in my movie viewing because my DVD drive hasn’t functioned now for nearly two years. Eventually, I will catch up with the X-Men franchise. I’m anxious to see this one, but, as you said, I need to watch the previous films first.

    • 2 years without the use of your DVD drive?!? I think you need to put a new one on your wish list. I hope you get to see this film soon. Thanks for the comments.

  11. Congrats on your long run of dedicated film reviews. Thank you for visiting Under Western Skies. Hope you enjoyed watching Jack in Five Easy Pieces one more time.

    • HI Brad, it is a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for stopping by to leave your comments and kind words. I enjoy your site, keep up the good work you are doing.

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