The most anticipated film of the season, Logan, just got its Rotten Tomatoes score. It’s official – Logan is certified Fresh with a 95% rating on the movie measuring site. This comes as no surprise to the fans who have been eagerly anticipating Hugh Jackman’s last run as Wolverine.
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) February 27, 2017
Logan sees theatrical release this week, Thursday, but it’s already garnering plenty of positive feedback. Most of the reviews, including our own by Matthew Rodgers, speaks to the depths of Jackman’s performance, X-Men newcomer Dafne Keen’s chemistry with her co-stars, and the joy of watching Patrick Stewart doing, well, anything. It would seem, then, that Fox’s risky move of putting out an R-rated Wolverine film has paid off; watching the claws come out again (and again, and again) while also being able to peek into Professor Xavier’s anger and vulnerability with his illness wouldn’t be possible with a simple PG-13 rating. Logan’s bleak, almost post-apocalyptic world has seemingly resonated with many who have had the privilege of seeing it.
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus: “Hugh Jackman makes the most of his final outing as Wolverine with a gritty, nuanced performance in a violent but surprisingly thoughtful superhero action film that defies genre conventions.”
Of course, Rotten Tomatoes isn’t always the right indicator for whether a movie is actually good, but here, it seems to be accurate. Fans have been watching trailers and teasers since October 2016, with each one teasing just a little more of the movie to come. And let’s put this score into perspective. If the 95% rating holds through the weeks (and it’s our guess it will), it will make Logan the highest rated X-men movie to date; even beating Deadpool’s 84%. That is some seriously good mojo for Logan coming into its release. Not that we need more motivation to go see the movie, of course. It’s just the icing on the cake as far as we’re concerned.