Anybody got further thoughts on Logan? Witherweaver, what'd you like about it? I can detail my critiques in more detail later if anybody's interested.
Well, I feel like people should see it without knowing anything. So I guess if you haven't seen it don't read.
So first, for me it was intense from start to end. Like I was tensed and intrigued the entire time. I particularly liked the juxtaposition between the high-energy, vivid moments (i.e., everything with Laura in action
) and the low-energy, drab, deteriorating world around (and also including Logan and Professor X, who are literally dying in front of our eyes, and also Caliban, who is a very soft, subdued character
). And especially the moment when Wolverine takes the serum and just explodes with energy. That scene actually got my heart rate to increase.
There was a lot of emotion in the film, and it was done well. Most superhero movies have done an okay job at keeping the emotion genuine, but this was more like a real drama. Logan is a man who has experienced and lives with so much (emotional) pain, and on one level I guess the deterioration of his healing factor is a physical embodiment of all that he has done catching up with him.
Also, the girl that played Laura was really incredible. The other performances were also very good.