I didn’t make a habit of watching when X-Men movies in theaters because the writers didn’t seem to make any effort to understand the characters, so understandably they varied in terms of quality.
Logan was released in 2017, and it’s such a somber, grim exercise that it at times feels as if it were purposely designed to make viewers feel miserable.
I can’t speak for anyone else, but for me the heroic ideal is important to the genre.
I need to see characters that are optimistic, that have their ups and downs, but at the end of the day have a guiding morality that keeps them on the straight and narrow (or thereabouts).
Or at the very least, enough of a North Star to bring them back.
This movie is just not enjoyable (though it has its moments). There’s no redemption and if you’re lost in the world of Logan, that’s the way you stay.