Logan ★★★

Logan: FUCK. [first word]

Everything that's been said about this being a violent and "hard R" rated film is true. But, though this is relatively new territory for mainstram Marvel product (Deadpool excepted) I didn't find this an eye opening or compelling reason in itself to acclaim the film so highly as so many people seem to have. I'm not on the backlash wagon either - I really did enjoy Logan - especially the first third - and would place it towards the upper tier of this kind of product. But, though the film seems to often self-consciously play out as a western, it is still heavily reliant on genre convention and thus is inherently predictable and derivative. So... it's good. But in the end, I enjoyed the (rather less fondly received) X-Men Apocalypse about the same amount.