Logan marks a brave departure. A brave departure from not only the formulaic superhero genre, but a departure from the Wolverine character as we know it. As an entry in the X-Men franchise, “Logan” is amazingly somber and grown-up, elevating the superhero genre to new heights.
Make no mistake though, “Logan” remains an action film. The action scenes have purpose and connect so much more powerfully than most superhero films, in which they are often just ways to show off the budget. Interspersed between intense action sequences are quiet, tense, and somber moments often reflecting on loss and purpose. However, when “Logan” does breaks out into action, it feels organic to the plot, moving the themes and characters forward.