Film of the Week: Logan

Spoiler alert: contains claws

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One of the advantages of the superhero franchise is that characters are enriched solely by being played by the same person for years. Hugh Jackman’s been Wolverine for a whopping 17 years, in seven films as lead, and while the results have been patchy, this likely swansong is the best of the bunch. A simply-plotted road movie that sees Logan protecting a young girl from the usual sinister mercenary types, it’s as much a western as a superhero yarn – perhaps a little too self-consciously so – but in its admission that even killing machines have to face mortality, this ends up feeling unexpectedly moving. Jackman, of course, is superb – but then again, he’s had plenty of practise. Times & trailer

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