Sir Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman shed tears together watching 'Logan'

Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart

"'Logan' might as well not even be an X-Men film, or even be classified as a superhero film. He's fading on the inside and his diminished healing factor keeps him in a constant state of chronic pain - hence booze as a painkiller". With no mutants born in the last 25 years, or so everyone thinks, he's working as a limo driver near the Mexican border so that he can more easily get to Prof.

Sir Patrick Stewart would be willing to return to the "X-Men" franchise if the right reasons came up to revive Charles Xavier. Professor X may show up in a Deadpool sequel, and Stewart - not James McAvoy - could be playing him once again.

Comic book movies generally feature plenty of escapist fun, but the latest entry in the genre, "Logan", is a dark and brooding film that plays more like an Oscar-bait drama than a fantasy adventure. His isolation is shattered by a mysterious woman (Elizabeth Rodriguez) who requests his help to take a little girl, Laura (newcomer Dafne Keen) to safety.

There are numerous close calls and battles.

BOTTOM LINE: LOGAN is a well-written script, executed with crisp action and reliable characters.

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It's also filled with innocent victims of horrific violence.

Following the release of "Logan", Jackman won't be the only X-Men veteran hanging up his costume. Pair that with its well-deserved R rating and you have a film that is definitely not for the kids.

And the violence is frequent, graphic and gruesome.

After the success of 2016's standalone anti-hero flick "Deadpool", the demand for something to precede the reputation may have elevated along the way; and that is what "Logan" presumably went for. And it probably isn't. The appearance marks the 9th time that Jackman has played the feral mutant since the Australian actor first donned his adamantium claws in 'X-Men' (2000).

When Rajeev asked Hugh "Will it be hard to watch another actor play the character?", he coolly said "I hope other people play it".



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