Logan is shaping up to be a very special film. Reports are the advanced ticket sales promoted through Fandango are moving tremendously well. Actually, “tremendous” is a real understatement. The advance ticket sales are topping all the previous X-Men movies produced by Fox. Logan is surely going to be a massive hit. Interestingly, word is leaking about the special home entertainment release of the film. A black and white version of Logan is likely to hit stores in the near future.
Sin City was the first black and white comic book movie to be a huge hit. The sequel did not fair well, but the original did show fans will go for a noir-like feature even decades after black and white film ceased to be commonplace.
Mad Max: Fury Road was originally released in color. A black and white version of the film was circulated. The idea at work here was the gritty realism of Fury Road would look amazing in black and white. The assessment was correct. Logan is going to follow this same approach.
Surely, DVD and Blu-ray sales for all forms of Logan are going to do exceptionally well. The incredible critical reception for the film definitely is boosting pre-release interest. The exceptional quality of the film may turn Logan into a classic.
Logan is a very personal film, one that focuses on the character of Logan. Yes, the backstory of the hero has been displayed on screen already. The psychological underpinnings that make Logan tick have not. In the upcoming film, the dark psychology and loneliness of the hero take center stage.
Whatever acclaim Logan receives is going to be very deserved. The creative team behind the film definitely made a special feature.
Hugh Jackman is getting the proper sendoff for his legendary cinematic run as Wolverine. The forthcoming final film in the solo trilogy presents effective closure to the character that helped the X-MenHugh Jackman is getting the proper sendoff for his legendary cinematic run as Wolverine. The forthcoming final film in the solo trilogy presents effective closure to the character that helped the X-Men franchise achieve box office success.
Rotten Tomatoes, the aggregate site for film reviews, has Logan rated at “95% Fresh”. That means 95% of all reviews are positive ones, a tremendous feat. franchise achieve box office success. Rotten Tomatoes, the aggregate site for film reviews, has Logan rated at “95% Fresh”. That means 95% of all reviews are positive ones, a tremendous feat.
Ironically, the first entry in the Wolverine trilogy received less-than-stellar reviews. Fox has had its ups and downs with its X-Men and Fantastic Four films. At least with the X-Men films, even the ones with bad reviews made big money at the box office. Hugh Jackman was not the only reason behind the appeal of the films, but he was the breakout star.
The trailer for the film revealed the final entry is intended to be a somber affair. Anyone looking for whimsical entertainment in Logan may wish to look elsewhere. Whimsy is fine, but not in this type of story. Fans have garnered an emotional attachment to the tragic and complex antihero Hugh Jackman has played on the silver screen for more than 15 years. A fun and whimsical adventure would not have set the appropriate tone for the end of Jackman’s run.
One problem with being somber is the risk of being too dark and serious hangs like a cloud over a movie. Tim Burton’s Batman films suffered from such dark and depressing tones.
Based on the reviews, Logan has hit all the right emotional cords necessary to be both a serious drama and an engaging superhero film. More than the critics, fans are sure to appreciate the unique approach taken with this interesting end to the Wolverine saga.
Hugh Jackman looks over his shoulder. His look is an ominous one. The actor looks very intense in the recently released still frame from the movie Logan. Logan is the third and final film in the Wolverine trilogy. In a sad end to a glorious comic book movie role, the film features Jackson very last appearance as the iconic mutant antihero.
To make the film special, elements from the Old Man Logan story arc have been incorporated into the screenplay. Interestingly, the film is slated to feature the adult-oriented R-rating. Wolverine is going out in a mature fashion, a move that could turn Logan into a well-remembered cult film for years to come.
Is there a risk that a serious, somber final film could be a little too dark for audiences? Assessing the merits of the tone and theme of Logan would be difficult to do with any real credibility without seeing the film. Logan is not going to be released for some time. Wolverine has always been a dark, brooding, and unhappy hero. The violence-prone mutant who cannot remember his past has frequently saved the day. His wins are bittersweet since they never took him towards the happiness he always sought in life. Ending the trilogy on an adult note makes sense considering the dark history of the character.
Venturing into R-rated territory would not be new for 20th Century Fox’s Marvel properties. Deadpool was given a “restricted” rating and earned more than $800 million worldwide. Deadpool does prove adult-themed comic book movies can do tremendously well. Deadpool, however, was a comedic film. Logan is akin to a melodrama, but the character does have a tremendous history in the cinema. The final film is sure to draw in fans for a sad, final farewell.