Earlier today, the trailer for the 3rd and FINAL Wolverine movie dropped. Simply called LOGAN and if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out:
Let me start out by saying, that if you take out ALL of the X-MEN elements out of this movie, this trailer still makes me want to see it. Logan AKA Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) looks old and worn out and I like it. However, before I watched this trailer Tony T described it by saying that it looks like it could be the movie trailer for The Last of Us and fortunately/unfortunately, that is all I saw the first few viewings. Even down to the acoustic guitar music behind the entire trailer. For real, there are some shots from this that makes me think that Hugh Jackman could in fact be Joel. All we’re missing is Ellen Paige for Ellie and we got a stew goin’ baby.
But I digress.
All in all, this was a very enjoyable trailer and I’m assuming that they’re going for an Old Man Logan adaptation, which I am not mad at. I (sadly) confess that I’ve only read the first part of OML and from what little I’ve read it already seems like they are straying away from the story. Most of that has to do with the fact that there are Hulk elements in the story as well as a blind Hawkeye, both of which Fox doesn’t have the rights to. I’m not one of those people who are going to get up in arms about that, I just want a good story. So far, to me, that is what this trailer is presenting. It looks gritty, it looks emotional and the cinematography looks astounding. MOVIE NERD SIDE NOTE: This film is being shot John Mathieson, who was the cinematographer for X-Men First Class and Gladiator and that bodes well for me.
All in all, I’m excited for this movie. I’m not rushing to my local cinema and pre-ordering my seats, but I am heavily intrigued. The only part that worries me is the March release (Also my concern with POWER RANGERS but that’s a different discussion) seeing as movies released in February and March tend to not do so hot as it’s the “slow” time for movies as they pass from Oscar season to the summer blockbusters. I really want this movie to exceed my expectations and continue to push comic book movies to a new level, to make them great movies and not looked at as “just a good COMIC BOOK movie”. This movie looks like it can be different.
What do YOU guys think?