“Logan” will hit theaters in exactly two weeks, but we, TheWrap’s Beatrice Verhoeven and Umberto Gonzalez, have seen the film and are here to tell you our thoughts.
It’s simple, really: It’s the best “Wolverine” film to date. The action is solid, the storyline works, and Hugh Jackman delivers a performance that’s noteworthy. We see another side of him — we see he’s human and not just a killing machine.
X23, played by Dafne Keen, is a bad a– and people will talk about her a lot when the movie actually hits theaters. And Boyd Holbrook, who plays Donald Pierce, is a great character as well. Of course, we can’t forget Caliban (Stephen Merchant) and Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), the latter who has aged tremendously.
In the film, Logan is living in a self-imposed exile with Professor Xavier (Stewart), while his mutant healing abilities are in severe decline. As we saw inBut his solitude is interrupted by the arrival of a young girl (Keen), who possesses powers shockingly similar to Logan’s. When an army of mercenaries shows up to take her back, Logan and Professor X must take her on the road to keep her safe.
James Mangold directed the film, reuniting with Jackman following their work on “The Wolverine.”
On Thursday, TheWrap reported that the film is eyeing a huge opening of $60 million when it opens on March 3, but now, some experts say it could do $70 million to $80 million.
The first film, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” opened to $85 million in 2009. Its sequel, “The Wolverine,” debuted to $53 million in 2013. The second film received better critical reviews than the first. “Origins” has a score of 38 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, while “Wolverine” received a score of 69 percent.
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