Logan is GREAT and gets an A-
Let me first say that Wolverine is one of my top three superheroes of all time. He's one of the first and strongest anti-heroes with such a unique and original story. I've idolized this guy since I was a kid in the 90s reading X-Men comic books and watching the stellar X-Men animated series. To watch Hugh Jackman take on this character in such a truthful and iconic way has been incredibly satisfying to watch over the last 17 years (...17 years!).
You can therefore imagine how excited I was for this movie to be good. In addition, I was very hopeful, for two reasons. The first being that in my opinion the previous two Wolverine movies haven't been at a level of quality that both this character and actor deserve. While I still enjoy it because of bias, most of us can agree that X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a terrible movie. Heck even Hugh admits this. 2013's The Wolverine was an improvement with two solid first acts; however, the weak third act ultimately made the movie OK. The second reason was that this was HUGE Jackman's last time playing Wolverine and I wanted Hugh to go out with a loud SNIKT!
Well...not only is Logan good, it's GREAT! This will easily be in my top ten movies of the year. It may even end up on my top ten superhero films of all time. Only time will with that last one. James Mangold applied a fresh take on a Wolverine story that is faithful to the character. Logan is a Wolverine movie with the style and feel of both The Dark Knight and Unforgiven. The dark, violent, and grounded tone is executed so well to tell a story that is well layered and focused on the characters. In addition, the acting is superb all around! Hugh Jackman gives his best Wolvey performance yet (maybe of any role) and it was fantastic to see the other actors hold their own so well with him, in particular Boy Holbrook as the chief antagonist and Dafne Keen as the key supporting character.
There is one particular part in the movie that resulted in hands down one of my favorite goosebumps experiences in the cinema ever. Jaime will testify to the fact that there was even a moment when I grabbed my knees to my chest with excitement.
There are a few minor flaws in the movie, manly around a couple of sequences feeling as if they occurred just to move the plot along. However, those are minor and for 90% of the time you forget you are watching a movie and are just so engrossed by the brutal action and slicing drama.
Logan is possibly the best X-Men movie to date and might become to be viewed as one of the best superhero films ever. This was a great swan song for Hugh Jackman's take on this much loved character.