Logan
2017
***
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen

In 2029, the weakened and disillusioned Logan takes care of the elderly Professor Xavier, who is having dangerous seizures. It is believed that no new mutants have been born in years, but could the young Laura be Logan’s offspring? This grim drama was inspired by Old Man Logan by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, which depicted an alternative X-Men future. This one is definitely not for the same target audience as the rest of the franchise. I admire James Mangold’s ambition, but after several entertaining and engrossing X-Men movies, I could not fully engage with this bleak, slow-paced and needlessly violent denouement. Hugh Jackman is impressive in his final performance as Wolverine.