Fans who still haven't had time to watch Logan better head on out. This article talks about the film's ending and Logan star Hugh Jackman's response to the way things boiled down.
A film about fathers, family, and redemption, Logan raked in $83 million at the US Box Office during its opening weekend, receiving praise from fans and critics alike. Grim, gritty and genre-bending, director James Mangold made sure that Jackman's final Wolverine solo would end with a bang – both in the box-office and in the actual film.
Those who've seen Logan already know that the movie ends with Wolverine giving up his life to save X-23 and her friends from the prime clone of himself, X-24. It's a moving ending that really puts Jackman's Wolverine to rest, though some may have qualms with the death. After all, nobody really wants a beloved character like Wolvie to die.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Jackman opened up how he felt about the painful ending to his final run as Wolverine.
"I'm quite indecisive, but when I get that gut feeling, it's kind of a relief to me. When I met my wife, I knew. With the kids, I knew. When I was talking to Jerry that day, I was like, ‘Oh, yeah.'"
"As soon as I saw the script, I got it," Jackman says. "Logan is someone who is most scared of intimacy, and so he wants to be alone and do things for himself. The idea that, in the end, he must give his life to save someone else… I thought that was really powerful."
Though some fans may squirm and bawl and demand that Wolverine ought to have been resurrected, Logan's death was the only way to give the film such a powerful ending. The weight of "giving his life to save someone else" wouldn't be the same if Mangold had brought him back from the died. It's painful, but necessary. And that's what makes Logan great.
Logan continues screening in cinemas.