Since 2000, the X-Men adapted movie franchise has swayed back and forth in my opinion from good to barely watchable. Some of it is age, for both the films, and me but mostly it's just been a series bogged down by bland writing, forgettable performances, and recycled storylines. In 2016, with some much needed fresh blood, Deadpool revived my waning interest in all things X-Men. Following up with this year’s James Mangold directed Logan was yet another break from the core X-Men franchise films. Concentrating on the aspect of “one last ride” with the wayward mutant character was designed to get us in the seats, along with a promised Hard-R rating. It turns out, that after two Wolverine focused films, that didn’t quite work, James Mangold has finally presented the character as he was meant to be after all these years.

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