Hey Hans I am curious if the look and feel of the film, apparently done with a purposeful eye towards elevating a comic book movie to a graphic novel movie, works as the creators desired? 'Watchmen' was as close to the concept as I've personally experienced, and 'Deadpool' was just too spot-on and humourous for me to find it 'dark'... Is this the example then? Curious what you thought.
I have no idea how happy or unhappy the comic creators, or their fans, might be with this movie, as I have never read or seen the "Old Man Logan" graphic novel upon which this is said to be based.
Speaking then, just in terms of the film, some elements seemed a little gratuitous, or at least gratuitously over-used, but I also recognize that there was a true, serious attempt to set a very different tone from the X-men movies, including the previous two Wolverine solo outings. In some ways that tone could be considered neo-nior-ish (not in the visual, graphical sense of Sin City
, but thematically, and in storytelling content).
is a masterpiece, while Logan
is not. That is, I do consider it a good film, but one that fails to reach the heights (or depths?) of drama that I believe the filmmakers were shooting for (at least failing to hit those targets consistently). I don't know how much this might be a reflection on the source material, however...