Basic Summary – 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.
Being completely honest here, I have not seen any of the other X-Men films (Except for Days of Future’s Past) and Wolverine films. I somehow knew enough to actually get the gist of this story though. The metal claws that were installed in Logan’s hands is a metal that actually can kill him over a long period of time.
Since he is aging, his healing ability is slowing down hence the poison is slowly winning, in addition, Logan is taking care of Professor X who has become unintentionally more dangerous the older he becomes. As time goes on, the world around him changes and eventually finds him for one last (unwilling – I might add) adventure with a little girl who in her own ways is special.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film. The storyline at first starts off with a bang, but then slows down for a bit afterwards, but then throws you back in with little breaks for the next 1hr 30min at least. There are some comedic moments. I don’t want to spoil anything, but the X-Men comics do make an appearance in the film. The acting was spectacular, but I mean I wasn’t expecting anything less at this point.
The fact that this film is rated R shows a change in the superhero film world. With the introduction of Deadpool at rated R with outdoing most films in grossing at the box office, perhaps this will signify the turn in the genre with darker and “bloodier” films. I wouldn’t mind superhero films become rated R. However, the film has to be justified to do so. There can’t be rated R films all over the place, but some heroes probably need the R-rating. If you haven’t seen this yet, you should definitely check it out. It is Hugh Jackman’s last film as the famous Wolverine.