Initial Reaction: Video Review - LOGAN
I was unable to attend the review screening of LOGAN this past week, but was lucky to have old friend of the show, Danner, fill in for me to review the biggest release of the year so far. I wrote a full review for the movie still, but the short version is: I really, really dug it and can't wait to see it again. It seems my counterparts felt the same way as they both gave the film four and four and a half star ratings (those were unfortunately cut out of the review due to some technical difficulties with our SD cards and the storage available), but it seems Charles, Danner, and I weren't the only fans of Hugh Jackman's last go-around as Wolverine, but many people around the globe were excited to see an R-rated X-Men movie as LOGAN pulled in the fourth biggest R-rated opening weekend of all time, now ahead of The Hangover Part II at $86 million in 2011, and just behind American Sniper with $89.2 million in 2015. With a stellar $88.4 million, LOGAN nabbed a rather stunning $21,717 per screen average. Internationally the film added another $152 million over the weekend for a worldwide total that now stands at $254.6 million on what was reportedly a budget of less than $100 million. With a current Rotten Tomatoes score of 92% and an A- CinemaScore from opening day audiences it seems LOGAN will have a strong run ahead of him. Of course, this March is unusually crowded with would-be blockbusters such as Kong: Skull Island this week, Beauty and the Beast next week, with the new Power Rangers movie the week after that, and the American Ghost in the Shell adaptation following the week after that. It will be interesting to see if each of these titles will garner a respectable audience or if packing in major releases like this week after week will do what seems inevitable and have some of them cancelling the others out. With LOGAN being a hard-R it at least has something to differentiate itself with the same able to be said about Beauty and the Beast, but with the rest being PG-13 actioners I'll be curious to see which films come out on top come April Fools Day. That's it for now, but as always, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel as we have a new review (or reviews) up each week!

Read my full LOGAN review here.

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