Logan (2017)

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Director: James Mangold

Writers: James Mangold (story by), Scott Frank (screenplay by)

Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen

Taglines: His time has come

Genres: Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity

Country: USA

Language: English | Spanish

Release Date: 3 March 2017 (USA)

Also Known As: Logan

Runtime: 137 min | 122 min (Mainland China Censored Version)

Sound Mix: DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital | Dolby Surround 7.1 | SDDS

Color: Color

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Summaries

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly due to genetically modified plants designed to reduce mutant powers and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because they made her, with Logan’s DNA. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over.
In the not-so-distant 2029, the entire mutant race is almost obliterated, and Logan, the invincible bestial superhero once known as the Wolverine, finds himself getting old, and his incredible healing ability significantly weakened. As an incognito limo driver, Logan does his best to guard and keep out of sight a weary nonagenarian Professor Xavier; however, things will take an unexpected turn when a cryptic woman asks him to transport the young mutant girl, Laura. A better future lies past the Canadian borders for the unaccompanied teenager, but the government is unwilling to let go of its asset so easily. In the end, can the ageing Logan protect both himself and Laura?

—Nick Riganas
In a dystopian 2029, no mutants have been born in 25 years. Logan’s healing ability has weakened and he has physically aged. The Adamantium coating on his skeleton has begun to leach into his body, poisoning him. Hiding in plain sight, Logan spends his days working as a limo driver in El Paso, Texas. In an abandoned smelting plant in northern Mexico, he and mutant tracker Caliban care for 90-year-old Charles Xavier, Logan’s mentor and founder of the X-Men. Charles, a telepathy, has developed a form of dementia that causes him to have seizures unless controlled with medication. It is alluded that a seizure one year prior, releasing a destructive wave of his telepathic powers, had killed seven mutants, thus leaving the three (Logan, Charles, Caliban) as the last of the X-Men..

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