by Mica Wilhite
The third and final installment of the Wolverine film series concludes with “Logan,” the climatic cinematic ending for James “Logan” Howlett, the X-men superhero played by Hugh Jackman. The year is 2029 and Logan is older, mutants are almost extinct, and he is now being poisoned by the adamantium that was originally injected into his bones to make him indestructible. No longer able to heal himself, he self-medicates with booze to ease his pain.
Logan also cares for Professor and X-men leader Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart). Professor X is fragile and vulnerable but also knows, of course, about Wolverine’s damaged and vulnerable history. One of the best scenes in the film is the dinner table scene where Professor X instructs Logan, a man terrified by love and intimacy, “This is what life looks like. People who love each other. Home. You should take a moment and feel it. You still have time.”
Jackman has said that part of his decision to make this last Wolverine film was knowing it was probably inevitable but also based on a conversation with Jerry Seinfeld who said he, always had this feeling and belief that you never know when either your energy or the audience’s energy is going to dip over into people saying ‘Oh, please go,’” It is true that after seeing “Logan,” no audience member will be happy to see Wolverine go.
“Logan” (137 minutes) will be one of the best films this year and is showing at the Marshall Cinema with a R rating for language, violence and adult themes. Call (903) 935-5662 or visit www.Jimplecute1848.com for a full list of show times. Then plan to see this film soon and consider why the Super Bowl ad for this film featured the Christian hymn “Amazing Grace.”
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