'Logan' taps uncannily into today's immigration issues
Director: James Mangold
Genre: Science fiction, drama
UK release date: 1 March 2017
Duration: 137 minutes
Rating: 4/5 stars

With an odd, timely relevance, ‘Logan’, despite its superhero franchise, comes across as human, with underlying themes of genocide and immigration. Logan (Hugh Jackman) has to help Laura (Dafne Keen), a fiery child with mutant traits, cross the Mexican border. Reminiscent of ‘Unforgiven’, ‘True Grit’ and ‘The Wrestler’, we are reminded of ‘Léon: The Professional’ where assassin Jean Reno takes an orphan played by the young Natalie Portman under his wing. In Jackman’s ninth — and potentially final — appearance as Wolverine in 17 years, he takes on a reluctant fatherly role, having to look after an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) with the extra burden of Laura (Dafne Keen).

30 March 2017 | Dee May Tan

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