Logan

Logan ★★★★★

By now, you've probably heard that this is Hugh Jackman's last outing as Wolverine. Instead of providing my "cheerleader" critique on the film, I'll proceed by telling the reader how a film like this impacts me positively and potentially will do the same for many others.

Without a doubt, we live in a day and age where carpe diem has never rung truer. Everyone's mode of living is affected by their relationship with death. Of course, this goes well with the old adage "live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." I love this quote as it truly casts a light on the fragility of life and how we can't take everyday for granted.

In Logan's case, he has to live with the fact that he most likely will not die tomorrow, and in the worst of times, he has to watch everyone else around him die first. If anything, Logan is human at heart, and his relationship with death is very clear: he wants to live a life of mortality and purpose, and he wants to die a human and end his suffering. He WANTS to die. Switching gears to real life, most people on earth want to live and run away from the idea of death. Here's food for thought: Is the essence of being a superhero to live forever as an icon, or is it to magnify the purpose and love on earth, fully understanding your finite existence? I love these superhero films, but more than anything, it reminds us that we are all superheroes in a way, and our kryptonite is not the unpredictability of death, but rather, the inactivity and a blind eye towards them.

Farewell, Logan. As the saying goes, "it is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts."

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