Logan

release date 03/03/17
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December 08, 2016 at 09:38 PM EST

It sounds like Hugh Jackman’s aging Wolverine still has a few tricks up his sleeve to go with those razor-sharp claws.

20th Century Fox screened a 40-minute press preview of Logan on Thursday, and early reactions on social media have largely praised the gritty, violent, Western-inspired tone of the X-Men spin-off.

Directed by James Mangold (The Wolverine, 3:10 to Yuma), Logan takes some cues from the Old Man Logan comic storyline and is set in a world where mutants are in decline. Against that backdrop, a grizzled Wolverine battles bad guys known as the Reavers and gets mixed up with a mysterious girl (played by Dafne Keen) who’s very much like him.

Slashfilm’s Angie J. Han wrote that Keen, whose character Laura is also known as X-23, “steals every scene she is in.” She also said Logan feels less like a comic book movie than a modern western.

Mike Ryan of Uproxx described Logan as “VERY violent. Very much rated R. Logan and Xavier are old and sad. It’s depressing. I liked it.” According to Ryan, Mangold said his influences included Little Miss Sunshine, The Wrestler, and the 1977 Clint Eastwood movieThe Gauntlet.

The Playlist tweeted, “Fans are finally getting the bloody, primal Wolverine movie they always wanted. Feels more like standalone X-Men movie. More Western and lone samurai film with faint traces of x-superhero mold.”

Kate Erbland of IndieWire was more measured, writing that she’s “cautious on LOGAN.”

Read more reactions below. Logan is scheduled to hit theaters March 3.

Just watched 40 mins of Logan at Fox press preview and X-23 is my new Eleven

— Nick Romano (@NickARomano) December 8, 2016

Zach Snyder wishes he could make a movie as dark and gritty as #Logan

— Jordan Zakarin (@jordanzakarin) December 8, 2016

Just saw 40 minutes of LOGAN. VERY violent. Very much rated R. Logan and Xavier are old and sad. It’s depressing. I liked it.

— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) December 8, 2016

James Mangold says his influences for LOGSN were LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, THE WRESTLER and THE GAUNTLET.

— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) December 8, 2016

And yes, @WolverineMovie embraces its R rating tenfold. The action is bloody, brutal & ridiculously badass. Be ready, #Wolverine fans! pic.twitter.com/ynArolZhMy

— Fandango (@Fandango) December 8, 2016

I loved every second of what we saw. It’s different, it’s brutal, and the girl, man. It’s all about that little girl. https://t.co/qBwIDnRNMR

— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) December 8, 2016

Fox footage check-in: I am hyped on APES, obsessed with Seimetz and Waterston in ALIEN, cautious on LOGAN.

— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) December 8, 2016

#Fox screens first 40 minutes of #Logan. Fans are finally getting the bloody, primal Wolverine movie they always wanted.

— The Playlist (@ThePlaylist) December 8, 2016

Feels more like standalone XMen movie. More Western and lone samourai film with faint traces of x-superhero mold. Dingy motel Wolverine pic

— The Playlist (@ThePlaylist) December 8, 2016

Just saw first act of #Logan. Wait til you guys meet Laura (X-23) — she steals every scene she is in.

— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) December 8, 2016

#Logan is violent and sad. Definitely earns that R rating. Doesn’t feel like a comic book movie — really does feel like a modern Western.

— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) December 8, 2016

Also: X-23 is Latina! #Logan

— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) December 8, 2016

Me watching the first act of #Logan. #foxshowcase pic.twitter.com/TTjqH2eMro

— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) December 8, 2016

Based on the first act, #Logan is a western with a hard-R and true grit. I want more. NOW. #foxshowcase pic.twitter.com/Gc0Kuz1uvf

— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) December 8, 2016

X-23 absolutely steals the show. Best X-Men character since Deadpool. #Logan

— Leon Brill (@LeonBrill) December 8, 2016

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