Upon the recommendations of many and because I was already out running errands today, I went to see Logan.
“In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.”
I think that I must have seen this movie at the exact right time and exact right theater. I first attempted to go to the giant IMAX near me but had missed the first show of the day by about 15 minutes. I knew that there would be about that long just of previews, but the movie theater line was also very long and I knew I wouldn’t make it through the line in time for the movie. So I went to one of the older theaters and it was actually a lot nicer than the large IMAX where I’ve seen so many movies recently. I think the movie only had about five rows and maybe could seat 40-50 people. The seats were tall and comfortable and there were maybe 20 people total. It was nice to be in a non-crowded, small theater to watch a movie like this.
This movie was pretty much exactly what I expected, based on the two or so previews I actually saw and the comments I’d heard or read before I attended the movie today. It was a very dark and definitely not a common perspective on the cost and price for being different. The story-telling and the character development were both powerfully done. Even the characters that were only on screen for a short period of time were fully developed and had stories of their own. This movie lacks a lot of expensive CGI, explosions, and excessive special effects, but it more than makes up for it with fantastic story-telling. In fact, I think if movies spent more time on story and character development and less on flashy special effects, we would have a lot more quality movies.
Overall, this movie was probably a solid three on my rating scale. I don’t really want to say too much about the details for the movie or how I feel and why because I think that my thoughts might lessen the emotional impact and I wouldn’t want to do that for anyone.