06 Jun 2017 12:35 PM +00:00 UTC

Wisecrack Delves Into The Philosophy Of Logan

Logan was undoubtedly the best solo Wolverine movie that everybody was waiting for, and a lot of what made it so great was its attempt to try and steer away from the cliché superhero film and focus on the humanity of Hugh Jackman’s Logan. Like they always do, the guys over at Wisecrack have delved into the philosophy of Logan and the message that it’s trying to convey to the audience.

For one, the theme of “Nature vs. Technology” is very dominant in the film, with the disappearance of all the “natural” mutants in lieu of the artificially created ones like Laura. The Essex Corps’ attempt in trying to control the natural mutant gene is very reminiscent to that of big pharmaceutical companies trying to get hold over things that should naturally belong to anyone — like water.

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The movie also delves into the genre of Westerns and how the comic book movie genre is slowly mirroring it today. At its very heart, Logan is a Western in itself, and it borrows a lot of themes from the movie Shane, even having it play for Laura and Professor X in the hotel room.

To be honest, I would have preferred Logan to have the story to focus on Logan and Laura. I felt that everything just got a bit more convoluted toward the end with all the mutant kids and their superpowers; less is more, you know? But that’s just my opinion.

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