Five Reasons You’ll Love It - July 9, 2017

Logan - Five Reasons You’ll Love It
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Logan - Five Reasons You’ll Love It

When it was announced that Hugh Jackman would be clawing up for one last time and one final Logan solo outing, you might have expected that he’d be going out in a bloody blaze of glory, but you’d be very much mistaken.

In Logan we find in a world in which no new mutants have been born in two decades. Logan is scraping a living as a limo driver in the town on the Mexican border and hustling for medication for his infirm mentor Professor X, medication that he takes out to a remote, makeshift home he shares with Caliban, nursemaid to the struggling Professor. But when a young girl with abilities shockingly similar to Logan's own is thrust into their lives, Wolverine is forced to take up his claws and defend mutants once more.

Jackman stars with Richard E. Grant, Patrick Stewart, Stephen Merchant, and Narcos' star Boyd Holbrook also in key roles. James Mangold directs once again, as he did on 2013’s The Wolverine.

The movie hits DVD shelves on Monday (July 10th) and is available to pre-order on DVD, Blu-Ray, 4K and Blu-Ray Steelbook exclusive to hmv on the right-hand side of the page. We caught an early screening of Jackman’s final bow and have rounded up five reasons you’ll love it...

 

It’s unlike any X-Men movie you’ve seen before…

From the second the movie’s first trailer debuted we knew we were in for something very different from the slick, upscale X-Men movies that we have seen so far. This is gritty, raw and very sombre in tone.

 

But there’s still plenty of action…

Don’t worry, for all the sobriety and sadness on show there’s still plenty of action and lots of Logan in full flow.

 

It looks incredible…

The shiny CGI of Wolverine’s trip to Japan in The Wolverine has gone completely, this is dusty dystopia, owing far more to Mad Max and classic Westerns than it does to the X-Men movies that have gone before. It’s beautiful, though, capturing the movie’s spirit superbly.

 

Boyd Holbrook is an excellent villain…

In Narcos Holbrook plays the righteous DEA Agent Steve Murphy, but here he’s the sleazy and ruthless Donald Pierce, a man hellbent on tracking down the last mutants and consigning them to history. He’s a menacing, unsettling presence and a damn good villain.

 

It’s a great final chapter…

You’ll find no spoilers here, but this is a fitting goodbye to a character who has given us so much. We got introduced to lots of exciting new characters in X-Men: Apocalypse and it’s time to see what they can do. Thanks for everything Hugh, we’re sure you won’t miss eating eight meals a day to get in shape as Wolverine, but we’ll definitely miss you.


Logan will be released on DVD on Monday (July 10th) and is available to pre-order on DVD, Blu-Ray, 4K and Blu-Ray Steelbook, exclusive to hmv, here. 

You can check out the full X-Men back catalogue here in hmv's online store. 

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