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
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.
  • [To Charles] You always thought we were part of God's plan. But maybe... Maybe we were God's mistake.
  • [To Laura] Last ride. You're welcome.
  • [Regarding Laura] Oh, what, she can gut a man with her feet, she can't hear a few naughty words?
  • [regarding the Adimantium bullet] I got this a long time ago, and... I kept it as a reminder of what I am. Now I keep it to, uh... Actually, I, uh... I was thinking of shooting myself with it, like Charles said.
  • [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? I only met you, like, a week ago. Now you got your Rebecca, your Delilah, your blah blah blah, whatever– everything you asked for, you've got it! And it is better this way... because I suck at this. Bad shit happens to people I care about. You understand me?
  • [to Logan] What a disappointment you are...
  • I told you, Logan, she's a mutant like you...very much like you.
  • Two days on the road, only one meal, and hardly any sleep. She's 11, I'm fucking 90.
  • You know, Logan...This was, without a doubt, the most perfect night I've had in a very long time. And I don't deserve it, do I? I did s-- something...Something unspeakable. I've remembered what happened in Westchester. This is not the first time I've hurt people. Until today, I didn't know. You wouldn't tell me. So we just...kept on running away from...I think I finally understand you.
  • [Last words] Our boat...the Sunseeker.
  • Last night, some friends of mine in Texas HP called... and told me they found three dead cholos in a pullout on 54. Not unusual, I know. Except one was missing a hand, another one a leg. So they was thinking it was either an escaped tiger or Freddy Krueger. But neither one of them can drive, one being fictional, the other one extinct. And since the wheel lugs they found belonged to a '24 Chrysler... and, well... this is a '24 Chrysler.
  • "Beware the light". Caliban, I bet that's what your mama told you every day when you was a kid. "Beware the light"...
  • Now, let's not bring out the worst in each other. The girl's not worth it, trust me.
  • We can't have things with patents running around hurting people, can we?
  • [to Logan] If you are planning to blow your brains out, could you wait 'til you're out on the high seas? I've just mopped these floors.
  • I'm a glorified truffle pig, not a clairvoyant.
  • [last words, echoing what Pierce said earlier] Beware the light.
  • Birthday? No birth. María. We do not dress them up for Halloween. We do not call them "baby" or kiss boo-boos. Don't think of them as children. Think of them as things... with patents and copyrights. Comprende?
  • A degenerative brain disease in the world's most dangerous brain... What a combo.
  • We struggled with the X-23s. We assumed, because they were children, we could raise them without a conscience. But you can't nurture rage. You must simply design it from scratch.
  • [to X-24] You're a newborn, by any measure.
  • [to one of the surviving nurses in a deleted scene] Connect the fucking dots, dear.
  • The goal was not to end mutantkind, 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.
  • 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.


  • Gabriela Lopez: [to Logan, in a posthumous recording, about Laura] She is not my child, but I love her. You may not love her, but she is your child.
  • Will Munson: [regarding harvesters] Look like dinosaurs with their twenty-ton bodies and tiny little brains.


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.

Donald Pierce: Jesus, Wolverine, seeing you like this just breaks my damn heart.
Logan: Soon as I rip it outta your chest, fuckf--

Caliban: I'm not helping you.
Donald Pierce: Of course you would say that. But I got a theory that people don't really change.

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 Xavier: Logan.
Logan: This is ice cream for bed-wetters!
Charles Xavier: Logan–
Logan: That nurse has been feeding her some grade-A bullshit.
Charles Xavier: I don’t think Laura needs reminding of life's impermanence.

Logan: Careful, you're speaking to a man who ran a school... for a lot of years. Right, Charles?
Charles Xavier: Yes, it was a... It was a special needs school. Um...
Logan: Uh-huh. That's a good description.
Charles Xavier: He was there, too.
Logan: Oh, yeah, no. Um... I got kicked out a few times.
Charles: I wish I could say you were a good pupil, but the words would choke me.

Charles Xavier: Two days on the road, only one meal, hardly any sleep... she's eleven, I'm fucking ninety.
Logan: That's a hundred and one reasons to keep moving.

Charles Xavier: You know, Logan... This is what life looks like: a home, people who love each other, a safe place. You should take a moment and feel it.
Logan: Yeah. It's great.
Charles Xavier: Logan, Logan... You still have time...
Logan: Charles, the world... is not the same as it was. We're taking a risk hanging around here, you know that. And where we're going -- Eden... It doesn't exist. Her nurse got it from a comic book. You understand? It's not real.
Charles Xavier: It is for Laura... It is for Laura.

Will Munson: Used to be a time when a bad day was just a bad day.
Logan: Mine still are.

Will Munson: He's a friend of mine.
Jackson: Friend with a big mouth.
Logan: I hear that a lot.
Jackson: Then you probably hear this, too. [cocks shotgun]
Logan: More than I'd like.

Logan: I don't know how you got me here but, uh... thank you.
Laura: De nada.
Logan: Yeah... [beat] You can talk? You can talk. Fuck... Why in the fuck-- What's all this bullshit been for the last two thousand fucking miles?!

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

[From a deleted scene]
Bobby: So you did some mean things with [Sabretooth]?
Logan: Yeah.
Bobby: But now you're doing good things.
Logan: Kid, I don't know what I'm doing.

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: I hurt people, too.
Logan: You're gonna have to learn to live with that.
Laura: They were bad people.
Logan: All the same.

Julio Richter: [handing Logan the envelope of money] Take it. She says it's yours. That's why you did it, right?
Logan: Yeah, well... I don't need it. You do, okay?
Julio: Suit yourself.

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.

Zander Rice: I believe you knew my father on the Weapon X program.
Logan: Yeah. He's the asshole who put this poison in me.
Zander Rice: Yes, he was.
Logan: I think I might've killed him.
Zander Rice: I th-- I think you're right.

[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

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.



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