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Dude Watches – Logan

by Cord Culver on March 8, 2017

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Here it is, the Dude Watches review and recap of Marvel/Fox’s Logan, starring Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart… like you don’t already know that! From here on out, we’re going to try something a little new: each week’s post is going to include a review from each of us. Expect to see around one-to-two hundred of the best words each of us could think to string together into semi-coherent sentences. Spoilers abound!

Cord:

First off, people didn’t like this movie are mistaken and should go back, re-watch the movie and embrace it in its absolute, damn near perfect story telling of the final days of “Old Man Logan.” After 17 years of playing the iconic role, Hugh Jackman is at his absolute finest as the grizzled and ailing former X-Man whose sole mission is seeking out booze, and trying to save and medicate the dementia-stricken Charles Xavier. When the fully functional Weapon X program is making tiny clones from mutant DNA, Logan’s tiny clone shows up and ruins what might be the saddest party in town, and forces Logan to give a crap about something and someone again. James Mangold has crafted a beautifully tragic story around the final days of Logan that works well beyond the Superhero genre and plays out appropriately for Marvel’s definitive loner. Logan exceeds expectations and while it’s not the feel good movie of the year, it is well worth every minute of watching.

Caleb:

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Will:

I don’t have a lot of gripes about this movie, at all. Dafne Keen was superb as X-23, aka Laura, and she tore through people just as her ‘dad’ does. Patrick Stewart played the Professor-X-is-losing-it role to perfection, and it was fun watching him onscreen. Hugh Jackman killed it as the tormented past-his-prime Wolverine. It was a sad movie, but it had depth and meaning. It was a violent movie, but it conveyed the rage expected of these particular mutants. It was a touching movie, as we saw some beloved characters’ stories come to a close. This was as near perfect as I could have hoped for, with my only complaint coming from the weak explanation that if they make it to the Canadian border, they’d be safe. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s well worth the price of admission, and then some.

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Caleb (@OriginalCaleb) (rafehatescaleb.com)

Cord (@TooFewWhales)

Will (@Ramtrap)

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