So I saw Logan yesterday and wanted to share some thoughts:
1. Good God, that's a violent movie. Gritty, and disturbing, especially once Laura, a.k.a. X-23 shows that she can fight as well. There are an awful lot of broken limbs, stabbings and an eleven year old shooting a man, and sure you can cheer that good trumped evil, but nevertheless the shock value remains.
2. Consequences! As in, people die, characters that have been around forever die. If the death of Charles makes you angry, then the death of Logan felt more like the end of the road. He was the kid's Moses. He was going to help them reach the promise land, but sadly, was not going to enter it.
3. I know, I know, people want their superhero movies to be escapists romps, and that's fine, but I think there's a place for dead serious character studies of superheroes as well. (Looking at you Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel, a movie that I llike way more than I should) Logan succeeds on the latter and I hope we get more movies like these in the future.
Hope to hear your thoughts!