Logan (film)

2017 film directed by James Mangold

Logan is a 2017 American superhero film, set in the near future, in which a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the tenth installment in the X-Men film series, as well as the third and final Wolverine film.

I suck at this! Bad shit happens to people I care about! You understand me?
Directed by James Mangold. Written by Scott Frank, James Mangold, and Michael Green, based on a story by Mangold, inspired by the basic concept of Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's graphic novel Old Man Logan

Logan / Wolverine edit

You had a nightmare.
She's like you– she's very much like you.
  • Nature made me a freak. Man made me a weapon. And God made it last too long.
    • Stopping Laura as she prepares to slash out at a shopkeeper who catches her stealing.
  • [To Laura] Hey, I never asked for this! Alright, Charles never asked for this, Caliban never asked for this– And they are six feet under the ground! Now, I don't know what Charles put in your head, but I am not whatever it is you think I am, okay?
  • [Last words] So this is what it feels like.

Charles Xavier / Professor X edit

  • This is what life looks like: people love each other. A home. You should take a moment– Feel it.
  • Two days on the road, only one meal, and hardly any sleep. She's 11, I'm fucking 90–
  • Fuck off, Logan. [Logan: So you remember who I am now.] I always know who you are. It's just sometimes I don't recognize you.
  • [Last words] Our boat– [Logan: What?] the Sunseeker.

Donald Pierce edit

  • I got a theory that people don't really change.

Caliban edit

  • [Last words] Beware the light.

Zander Rice edit

  • The goal was not to end mutant kind, but to control it. I realized, we needn't stop perfecting what we eat and drink. That we could use those products to perfect ourselves. To distribute gene therapy discreetly through everything, from sweet drinks to breakfast cereals. And it worked. Random mutantcy went the way of polio.

Laura Kinney / X-23 edit

  • A man has to be what he is. Joey. Can't break the mold. There's no living with the killing. There's no going back. Right or wrong. It's a brand. A brand that sticks. Now you run on home to your mother. You tell her everything's alright. There are no more guns in the valley.

Dialogue edit

Charles Xavier: Fuck off, Logan.
Logan: See, you know who I am.
Charles Xavier: I always know who you are, It's just sometimes I don't recognize you.

Caliban: A year ago– you asked me to help you, and– God knows, I've tried– But I can't help you, Logan, not really– if you're not gonna talk to me. I hear you at night; you're not sleeping; you don't wanna talk about that– Or the booze you're drinking– Or the pus you're wiping away from your knuckles. Or the blood I wash from your clothes. Or the– fresh wounds in your chest; the ones that aren't healing– And I'm pretty sure you don't wanna talk about the fact that you can't read the label on that bottle– [Logan looks bewildered then takes the bottle to try and read it] It says 'Ibuprofen'. [In a fit of anger, Logan slaps Caliban's drink from his hand, shattering the cup] That was my favourite mug.
Logan: Stay outta my shit.

Charles Xavier: Logan, you still have time.
Logan: The world is not the same as it was, Charles.

Logan: [about X-23 (Laura Kinney)] Who is she?
Charles Xavier: She's like you– she's very much like you.

Logan: [seeing Laura read an X-Men comic book] You read these in your spare time? Oh yeah, Charles, we got ourselves an X-Men fan. You do know they're all bullshit right? Maybe a quarter of it happened – but not like this. In the real world, people die! And no self-promoting asshole in a fucking leotard can stop it!
Charles: Logan.
Logan: This is ice cream for bed-wetters!
Charles: Logan–
Logan: That nurse has been feeding her some grade-A bullshit.
Charles: I don’t think Laura needs reminding of life's impermanence.

Laura: You had a nightmare.
Logan: Do you have nightmares?
Laura: Sí. People hurt me.
Logan: Mine are different.
Laura: ¿Por qué?
Logan: I hurt people.

Laura: You are dying. You want to die.
Logan: How do you know?
Laura: Charles told me.
Logan: What else did he tell you?
Laura: To not let you.

Logan: [Indicating he plans to leave after reuniting Laura with the other mutant children] Everything you asked for you got. And It is better this way – because I suck at this. Bad shit happens to people I care about. You understand me?
Laura: Then I'll be fine.

[Logan has been impaled on a tree and is dying]
Logan: Take your friends and hide.
Laura: No.
Logan: They'll keep coming. Listen, you don't have to fight anymore. Go. Don't be what they made you... Laura...Laura...
Laura: [takes his hand] Daddy–
Logan: Ah– [smiles] –So this is what it feels like– [dies]
Laura: [weeping] No! No! Daddy! Daddy!

Quotes about Logan edit

We’re finding all these characters in circumstances that are a little more real. The questions of ageing, of loneliness, of where I belong. Am I still useful to the world? I saw it as an opportunity.
  • Obviously I have a connection and a fondness for Johnny Cash, and his tone and his message and his music. But the real driver in all these decisions is trying to separate ourselves, in an accurate way, from the other superhero movies. We think we’re going to deliver something a little different and we want to make sure we’re selling audiences on the difference. Sometimes even when a movie’s a little different, the studio’s trying to market the movie just like all the others. [Cash's] music, in a way, separates us from the standard, bombastic, brooding orchestral, swish-bang, doors opening and slamming, explosions kind of methodology of some of these movies. … Hugh and I have been talking about what we would do since we were working on the last one, and for both of us it was this requirement that, to be even interested in doing it, we had to free ourselves from some assumptions that had existed in the past, and be able to change the tone a bit. Not merely to change for change’s sake, but also to make something that’s speaking to the culture now, that’s not just the same style — how many times can they save the world in one way or another? How can we construct a story that’s built more on character and character issues, in a way as if it almost wasn’t a superhero movie, yet it features their powers and struggles and themes? … We are in the future, we have passed the point of the epilogue of Days Of Future Past. We’re finding all these characters in circumstances that are a little more real. The questions of ageing, of loneliness, of where I belong. Am I still useful to the world? I saw it as an opportunity. We’ve seen these characters in action, saving the universe. But what happens when you’re in retirement and that career is over? … I think this movie is about family, and sticking together, and about making connections in a world in which our characters might feel very alone.

Cast edit

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  • His time has come.