Verbal Diorama
Verbal Diorama
Oct 6, 2019
Logan
Play • 58 min

Hugh Jackman's swansong as Wolverine is nothing like any superhero comic book movie ever. It's a brutal, gory, painful look at the life of an ageing hero, a man whose life consists of numbing his pain with booze whilst caring for a frail, elderly, dementia suffering Charles Xavier. You feel every inch of their suffering and vulnerability in a world where mutants are no longer born and where Charles is so unpredictable they've declared his brain a weapon of mass destruction.....


And so we meet Laura - a young mutant very much like Logan, a young mutant who brings Charles joy and gives Logan a reason to not walk away from this fight.


Fox Studios could have made a standard CGI-filled world-ending standard superhero movie. The fact they chose to make something so personal, so character-driven and so emotionally-weighted with real world stakes was such a massive risk.


It paid off. Critically, commercially and, most importantly, for characters we've known and loved since 2000.


We need to see more studios make more movies like this.


I would love to hear your thoughts on Logan! You can get in touch on

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or you can email me general hellos, feedback or suggestions:

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You can rate or review the show in iTunes or at Apple Podcasts and I'd very much appreciate that!


My website is at https://verbaldiorama.com (I always forget to say it in the episode!)


Thanks to the following for their contributions to this episode:


Twitter peeps

Andy from @geeksaladradio

@capunderstands

@trivia_chic

@derekjones198

@MoviesWork

@robinhoodpod

@cinema_recall

@kevin_thecritic

@GenuineChitChat

@SSOUITSpodcast

@gtthpod



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@thosemovieguyspodcast

@moviesatthematt



Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song

Music by Chloe Enticott - Compositions by Chloe Facebook

Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)


Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios.



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