Logan is not your ordinary marvel superhero movie. Logan tells the story of well Logan, better known as Wolverine trying to maintain a normal life in old age as well as dealing with death, family and fatherhood The style of the film is not in the bright saturated world like most the avengers and other marvel movies. We are transported to a grim dark and very gory part of the marvel universe almost like something you would see out of a DC film. The film is adaptedand directed by James Mangold who finds a way to tell this dark ending to one of my favorite characters ever.
The stories three acts are told wonderfully and gracefully leaving us with plenty action and time to connect with new and old characters. One of the most interesting parts is that of Old Professor X. Now in old age he suffers from what is most likely dementia with a twist. Being a mutant with a disease that causes you to forget and confuse things , he often looses control of his powers putting everyone in danger. The first act is mostly spent dealing with this problem as Logan tries to figure out away to take care of him while not jeopardizing other lives. The way they handle this throughout the movie is very touching and just plain sweet.
While the film is full of action and surprises the more interesting overarching theme is that of fatherhood. The film starts off with Logan trying to take care of the man who has essentially played the father figure in his life. Then shifts to Logan finally finding a way to connect and basically play the role of father to X-23, a little girl with powers similar to his. You could say it's a little cliche the way the story has Logan at first not caring for the little girl then eventually loving her as if she were actually his child. However , I feel as though this kind of story isn't really told in these super blockbusters we see so often. It's a gory yet beautiful tell of family and life and I feel as though more movies like this should be made.