Logan to me is the best of the franchise, which was previously held by X2: X-Men United. More than that, it is the best Marvel movie I have ever seen, and I have watched a plethora. It is so good that it is now one of my Favorite Films. It strips away nearly all the things that have become the norm in these types of films and injects a feeling of relevance and emotion. This emotion builds and builds, as it gently shakes your hand and walks with you down a road to a still horizon. I am going to be honest. By the end tears were running down my face. I had to hold back sobs, as the weight of how different this film is than any other superhero film dawned on me and exposed how empty nearly all these other ones are, as well as what this movie does intimately and coarsely on a film-making level while working on a personal level to devoted fans of these characters. The film doesn't conclude on an energetic note that says "life continues". If I didn't know better, I would say that this feels like the true end of the emotional core of the series. When I sensed that the movie was going to take a turn into territory that let down all that came before, it instead affirms that it understands you have that worry and goes a different way that stays more true while not being afraid to step you out of your comfort zone.
This is THE superhero film that I didn't even fully realize that I was waiting for. After it was done, no one in the theater talked. People went on their ways, and looking into their faces you could see they had been crying as well. I will miss all the things Logan says goodbye to, and I hope, for the sake of the future of the X-Men series and for other superhero and action franchises, that they more than know what they are doing, but give more than one legitimate reason for doing it as well. For right now, this feels like the end. My rating: 4 3/4/ 5