If you are a fan of the superhero movie genre, then 2017 is going to be another fun year for you. 2017 will see a total of six major films spread across Marvel Studios, Warner Brothers, Sony and 20th Century Fox.
Marvel will have three new films held within the MCU. Things will start off with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on May 5th. Next, they will have a joint effort with Sony, with Tom Holland swinging into theaters as the title hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7th. Then the studio will wrap up their year on November 3rd with Thor: Ragnarok.
But Warner Brothers is not going to be left behind, as they will look to kickstart their DC Universe. The fourth film in that universe will be Wonder Woman, which will be hitting theaters on June 2nd. Then the studio will drop their big hammer on November 17th when the DC heroes come together for Justice League.
But the sixth superhero film has already hit theaters. It will be 20th Century Fox’s only entrant into the hero world this year. It also happens to be the final film for Hugh Jackman in the role of Wolverine as well as Patrick Stewart as Professor X. I am of course talking about Logan.
If you have already seen the film, you are likely aware of how good of a movie it is. It is a film full of great characters, solid action, a plot that works and plenty of emotion. In other words, it has set the bar extremely high for these other superhero movies that are set to drop in the coming months.
This film had the advantage of having all of the Hugh Jackman’s last stand hype. And boy did it deliver. It was a story that helped wrap up a character arc that has been going since 2000. Fans have gone on a roller coaster ride with Wolverine, and now that ride has come to an end. And it was not your typical everyone goes home happy ending either.
This story was dark. It was gritty. And it was brutal. The R-rating did give the film some extra room to get across the message it wanted to send. The rating was perfect for the character, leaving fans asking why this was only the first time we got to enjoy a full two hours of R-rated violence and language from a character that was prime to excel in such a setting all along.
The remaining five films on the docket this year will not have that luxury. Granted, they will not be going for as dark of a feel as Logan was. But they are still going to need to excel at what they are striving for. The third and final Wolverine film delivered the message it wanted to and did not miss a beat.
On a scale of one to ten, I rank this one up in the nine range. I found it just as good in quality as Deadpool and Guardians of the Galaxy, although for different reasons. With five more films left, will any of them be able to take that top spot in 2017? Only time will tell, but it will certainly be a steep climb to the top.
What did you think of Logan? Do you think any of the other films mentioned above will be better? Tell us what you think in the comments!