This weekend I saw Logan. This review may contain mild spoilers. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the movie, here’s the plot summary:
In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.
This is the last X-Men movie that Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart will be in and as someone who has watched all of them, my feelings going in and out of the movie were very sad. If I were to sum up my thoughts about the movie in general, I would say that the movie was both sad and gory. But overall very sad and I came out the theater with red-rimmed eyes. Did I manage to say “sad” too many times?
One of the things I loved most about the movie though, was Logan’s relationship with Professor X.
Overall, I felt like the movie was about aging. And in my opinion, I feel like there is something really sad and bittersweet about getting older. The first obvious assumption would be that the movie is about Logan getting older. His body is deteriorating and he is no longer the fit, young Wolverine that he used to be. However, the movie is also very much about how Professor X has aged.