Luke Clellan Dellorso
Do you ever go to see a film by yourself? I sure as heck do and it is great!
I recently went to see Logan and you are correct… I saw it alone! I personally love to view films by myself, as it is like a little treat to myself. I get to sit in a dark theatre, undistracted by anything but the film. I do not have to worry about anything and can devote my full attention to the film and that is what I did!
In doing so, I discovered how much I loved this film. It was a beautiful story that never once lost my attention. It grabbed me like a death-grip and held me tight until the last credit rolled (even though I did a google search and discovered that there were no after-credits).
One of the characteristics of this film that intrigued me so greatly, was that is humanized fictional characters. While speaking to a friend about the film, I found myself saying this: “Do you ever have the feeling, during and after a superhero film, that everything is going to be okay? That no matter what happens, whether the protagonist dies or not, everything will work itself out? That even then, there is a high chance that the protagonist could return through a form of healing or magic? This film does not do that. It humanizes these protagonists and makes everything feel that much more real.” In addition to the amazing acting by Dafne Keen, Hugh Jackman, and Patrick Stewart (as well as the entire cast) as well as the entrancing storyline, I felt extremely connected to the story. In essence (HERE IS A SPOILER…LOOK AWAY NOW), Logan and Charles are both suffering from diseases that we, as humans also suffer from. Charles suffers from a degenerative brain disease (Alzheimers) which is extremely dangerous within someone that possesses the type of ability that he does. Logan is finally feeling the effects of the adamantium on his body (the metal that coats his claws and skeleton), as is it essentially poisoning his body and eradicating his ability to regenerate cells. I was sitting in the theatre thinking, “They cannot return from this. This may be the end for them” and it brought me to tears.
The critical review of the film and its staggering box office revenue speak for themselves in terms of the success on both the artistic side of filmmaking as well as the financial. If you have not seen Logan yet, please, do so. It was amazing!