Editor’s Note: The struggle of being a Marvel fangirl is real. In this week’s episode, we discuss the amazing things the Marvel Cinematic and Television Universe (Logan, Legion)has given us. Along with the unfortunate pitfalls (and culture appropriation) i.e. Dr. Strange and Iron Fist.
The only unfortunate thing about the film Logan it is the last movie showcasing Hugh Jackman as everyone’s favorite mutant.
Overall, Logan is a big departure from what’s been expected of Marvel’s X-Men franchise.
Apocalypse was a bad movie. Sure, you could try to look for good moments (i.e. Michael Fassbender) but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a lot.
The movie Deadpool really opened up a lot for Logan. For a long time now superheroes have been good and shiny the way superheroes are “meant to be”.
But when Deadpool dropped Hollywood took a breath and stepped back. It was almost like they forgot what made certain superheroes so popular. Deadpool, for one, isn’t exactly a character that holds up the shiny, gloss like template like the many movies before.
With that in mind, the idea of a gritty, broken down superhero seemed like an obvious choice. Enter old man Logan.