Writer/Director James Mangold’s Logan may be the best of all the X-Men derived films, even with 2013’s The Wolverine being, in my estimation, one of the best crafted films of that year.
This is due to the fact that, despite the film deals with fantastical characters, it’s played like a more realistic crime thriller; that and the fact young actress Dafne Keen may be the find of the Century. Kudos to Casting Directors Lisa Beach and Sarah Katzman or whoever was responsible for finding her.
The trio of Keen, Hugh Jackman as Logan and Patrick Stewart as the aged Charles are absolutely riveting in the performances of their camaraderie.
So, even if you’re not an X-Men fan, but like thrillers, you will definitely enjoy this movie.
That’s not to say it may be tough going for the feint-of-heart.
It’s not even spring yet, but the thrillers promised for the rest of the year have a high bar to face if they want to challenge Logan.
I give it a 4.9 out of 5.