Logan is not like other comic book films. It is brutal and bleak. It has a small cast that it spends more time with. It’s also about one of the most pressing social issues of our day: absent fathers.
When I heard that Fox and Marvel were adapting Chris Claremont’s X-Men character Legion for TV, I had many thoughts of what that TV show might look like. Coincidentally, an eclectic and fascinating psychological thriller was not one of those thoughts.
“Does it hurt?”
One of the most revolutionary comic book series of all time and spawning several spin-off series, X-Men, finally hit the big screen in 2000. It was the debut of Hugh Jackman’s notorious portrayal of Wolverine, as well as many other great (and some not so great) performances that nerds across the country loved and loathed. It garnered four more films and counting. It’s become its own intricate universe separate and apart from the rest of the Marvel world in its own right. In all of the excitement, however, we never stopped to think what the films were trying to tell us.