We’ve waited for so long to see Hugh Jackman as “Old man Logan” Wolverine, and the movie is finally here! I cannot believe how amazing the end result was. From the characters motivations, and fan service, to incredibly shot scenes and the R rating. We finally got an R rated Wolverine movie, Reddit! And, oh boy was I giddy when I first saw Laura in action on the big screen. But more on that in a moment.
Anyway, if you have not seen Logan and you’re still on the fence, please, do yourself a favor and go watch it. If you happen to not like it, well, suck to be a bitter old stuck-up then! Check out these 5 reasons why Logan is probably the best Wolverine movie we’ll get in a while!
Blood, guts, and severed heads
Alright, this is not the biggest reason to watch this movie, but it does help you to look at the world from Logan’s perspective. He’s got these adamantium claws that can slice and dice anyone or anything, and while in previous installments we didn’t actually see that much blood and gore, this time, since it was an R rated film, we finally got to experience that wild, feral side of Wolverine (and X-23). Now we know why he’s the best at what he does. The violence levels here feel grounded and real (at least as real as a comic book movie can get). Logan is now old and tired of all the fighting, which is why he uses his skills only if it’s absolutely needed. In fact, you can tell all this from the very first scene in the movie. Not gonna spoil it, just go and see it!
Fan service done right!
Fan service is not always easy to do. If you go overboard with it, then your whole movie will be a mess, like Sharknado 4 *shivers*. But you also can’t NOT include some Easter eggs, nods, and references that only the fans will get. It’s really tricky, but Logan threads that line perfectly. You get that nostalgia fix with hints about the previous events in the X-Men universe, but that’s all they are – just hints. They don’t tug the “plot blanket” to their side, and don’t overshadow the main story, as it usually happens. Just imagine if the “Westchester incident” was given like 10 minutes of screen time. Everyone would think “oh hey, this is what the movie must be about – the X-Men!”, which it wasn’t. Hell, even the X-Men comic books served their purpose and were not just another glorified Easter Egg. It all makes perfect sense, and it’s so subtle, you won’t even see it coming.