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  • by Jeff Beck

The First Reviews for Logan Are In

Hugh Jackman in "Logan"

With James Mangold's "Logan" having screened for critics, the first reviews for the highly-anticipated film have finally started to pour in, and it looks like the reactions are overwhelmingly positive. At the time of this article, there are 49 reviews posted with only two calling it rotten, giving the film a 96% and a score of 8.2/10.

Here are a few example of what's being said:

"Easily the best Wolverine outing, Logan is The Dark Knight of the mutant-filled X-franchise, a gripping film that transcends the comic-book genre by saying something important." - Brian Truitt, USA Today

"Seamlessly melding Marvel mythology with Western mythology, James Mangold has crafted an affectingly stripped-down standalone feature, one that draws its strength from Hugh Jackman's nuanced turn as a reluctant, all but dissipated hero." - Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

"Well done, Mr. Jackman, and Godspeed Wolverine. We're sorry to say goodbye to our bare-knuckled friend - but you've both earned the rest." - Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

"Star Hugh Jackman isn't just giving us the definitive X-Men movie; it could just be the definitive comic book movie." - Mark Daniell, Toronto Sun

"Operatic and also deeply personal, Logan is one of the true great films of the superhero genre, among the best films of 2017 to date, and a rousing send-off for the old guard while ushering in the future of the X-Men franchise". - Mark Hugher, Forbes

"A rather brilliant mesh of dystopian and superhero tropes that proves to be as entertaining as it is timely." - Rory O'Connor, The Film Stage

"Logan is a total anomaly. James Mangold turns the key on the tawdry, predictable superhero formula, delivering both his best film to date and one of the most game-changing comic book adaptations to ever leave the pages." - Michael Roffman, Consequence of Sound

Could it be that Fox has finally achieved what they've been trying to do for the past eight years: Deliver a solo Wolverine film that gives us everything we've wanted from the character in an emotional and exciting outing? If these early reviews are any indication, it looks like they've done just that, making the anticipation even greater than before. Unfortunately, the film is still about two weeks away from opening wide, so most still have just a little waiting left to do, but after two incredibly disappointing Wolverine films, it looks like the wait might finally have been worth it as we come to what is supposedly Jackman's final outing as the titular superhero.

"Logan" goes into wide release on March 3rd.

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