Logan hits theaters in just under two weeks, and the review embargo has been lifted.
The film currently holds an amazing 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, with 57 total reviews so far. With this in mind, what praises are the critics giving Hugh Jackman’s last outing as Wolverine? Well, to start, check out all the Monkeys Fighting Robots reviews here, here, and here. After you’ve read our thoughts, check out some excerpts from Rotten Tomatoes’ top critics.
Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter:
“Seamlessly melding Marvel mythology with Western mythology, James Mangold has crafted an affectingly stripped-down standalone feature, one that draws its strength from Hugh Jackman’s nuanced turn as a reluctant, all but dissipated hero.”
Brian Truitt, USA Today:
“Easily the best Wolverine outing, Logan is The Dark Knight of the mutant-filled X-franchise, a gripping film that transcends the comic-book genre by saying something important …”
Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine:
“The grim side of human nature is all over James Mangold’s Logan. But that doesn’t necessarily make it a good movie.”
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger:
“Well done, Mr. Jackman, and Godspeed Wolverine. We’re sorry to say goodbye to our bare-knuckled friend – but you’ve both earned the rest.”
Roger Moore, Movie Nation:
“Not a great film, but a movie with a noble, weary and tragic performance at its center. There is but one Wolverine.”
Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly:
It’s both the most violent film in the series and the most sentimental one. When it’s not showering you in blood, it’s trying to make you spill tears.
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“In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.”
Logan stars Hugh Jackman as Wolverine/ Logan, Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier, Dafnee Keen as Laura Kinney/X-23, Boyd Holbrook as Donald Pierce, Doris Morgado as Maria, Richard E. Grant as Dr. Zander Rice, Stephen Merchant as Caliban, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Gabriela, and others.
The film hits theaters on March 3.