Logan Still Has Time


So, furthering the vehement disregard for Monday, here’s a trailer review of a movie that has gripped the audience by large, and puts forth a way for nostalgia as much as it treads on the road of mystery and unanswered questions.

The new Wolverine trailer, Logan just got released and it hasn’t fanned the curiosity of the audience, but has rather instigated it to a point wherein the trailer discussion became an important one. The third Wolverine movie, which will be Hugh Jackman’s last outing with the claws, is called Logan and it seems to be only very loosely based on the Old Man Logan comic by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven.

Logan will release on March 3’ 2017 and is helmed by James Mangold.

The following sentiments are not a review, but a deep and analytical breakdown of the much awaited comic-movie. So here’s a breakdown of the trailer, wherein I will raise the goosebumpy sentences that might lead us to untangle the suspense of the movie and unearth the mystery in it.

“What did you do?” – Professor X.

Logan has the shakes. This not the same Wolverine we have seen all the years. Set in the post-apocalyptic phase, things don’t look good. The world has gone to hell. There is clearly some destruction but who is the one to repair? The trailer suggests that the movie goes in route to the comics with Wolverine being responsible for the death of his teammates which might explain the above saying.

“The world is not the same as it was”– Logan

Mutants are gone; this suggests that the X-men are gone. More importantly it suggests that all the X-men are killed and somehow, Logan and Charles Xavier are able to escape the disaster. Logan is older. His healing power that suppressed his ageing is no longer working as it once did. Logan’s hands are bloody and scarred from using his claws. Normally, as the claws burst through his skin, his hands would heal immediately. In the comics, he vowed not to use his claws again. Logan may have decided to live a life of solitude but something changes that.

“What is she?” – Logan

Professor X tells Logan she’s a lot like him. As seen in the after-credits scene in X-Men Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister (or the Essex Corporation) got a hold of Logan’s blood and in probability it could be that it took all these years to create the perfect clone in the form of that little girl.

“She needs our help.”– Professor X

Logan is reluctant to get involved despite Professor X’s pleading. Logan says someone will come along, but it appears whoever is chasing her are the ones that are coming.

“Logan, you still have time.” – Professor X

This question furthers the many thoughts for this new movie. Logan has time for what; time to become whole again, or is it to redeem himself? If Wolverine was responsible for the death of the X-Men, saving her could be his path to redemption.

I don’t think any of us want to see Hugh Jackman stop playing Wolverine, but if this is his last shot at the character, I can think of no better way for him to go out. Jackman’s Wolverine will embark on one last mission in what looks to be an epic send-off for the character, and a goodbye to the actor who originated the role.

Parag Upadhyay

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