Trailer Review: Logan (2017)

By Sean Gardner

First and foremost, if you have not seen the new Logan (Wolverine 3) trailer, what are you doing? Why haven’t you watched it yet? Watch it here, then continue reading. 

Ever since I was a kid, I loved Wolverine. The earliest memory I have of Halloween is going to my preschool Halloween party as Wolverine. I loved the animated X-Men series and still watch it to this day. As far as the movies go, I did not like X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the second one, Wolverine, is a guilty pleasure at best. So, I was a little hesitant of the idea of a third one. Not anymore. 

This trailer blew me away. It was emotional. It was intensely personal. It is engaging. The music was perfect. The raspy and somewhat weak, older Johnny Cash vocals are perfectly reflected in the faces of Charles and Logan. But perhaps my favorite part of the trailer has nothing to do with the fact that this is a Wolverine movie. 

About half way through, there is a moment when Charles, Logan, and the little girl are sitting around what looks like a dinner table. Their surroundings are dark and grimy, yet they are laughing. For a brief second, these poor souls were able to find joy, and it broke my heart. Based on the other images in the trailer, we know that that joy is momentary. We know that these people are not going to be laughing for long. I admit, it made me tear up a little bit.

Now, all of this should be taken with a grain of salt because it is just a trailer. We don’t know if the actually movie is good or not. It could be a giant stinker, but I doubt it. 

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