20th Century Fox’s new movie Logan is coming to cinemas soon, and I’ve been thinking a lot about it lately. I’ve also been thinking about the meaning of the movie. I think that it’s about not giving up, destiny and, get ready for this, the meaning of life! Also, if you want to watch this movie without knowing anything about the plot, you should probably skip this post.
So, the movie is going to be set in the future. From the music played in the trailer, we can tell that Logan is really getting bored of life.
I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that’s real
He probably attempted suicide several times, but, of course, his healing factor won’t let him succeed.
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything
In this post, I will be focusing a lot on this song. The song is Hurt by Johnny Cash.The song is about somebody who believes that they have wasted their life. They have a lot of regrets and more than anything would like the chance to start again. But, since that is impossible, they are willing to just settle for death. There are so many similarities between this song and the character of Logan. I think that this is the perfect song for the movie.
I am still right here
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
Logan is sad. He has outlived many generations and every time he has found true happiness, he wasn’t able to die as a happy person. Life just went on for him, when it ended for everybody else.
I will let you down
I will make you hurt
In this movie, Logan is hiding away in Mexico, wanting to be alone. He doesn’t want human contact. He thinks that he doesn’t deserve human contact. He has hurt way too many people already and doesn’t want to hurt anymore.
However, as we know, Logan is going to die eventually in this movie. But, how come he wasn’t able to die before, but now he will? Well, that’s because he hasn’t fulfilled the goal that has been set for him in his life. His destiny. Logan cannot die until he finds a successor. Somebody who will continue his legacy.
And in the moment that he is at his downest, as he’s trying to give up on life, his opportunity approaches him. This little girl with pretty much the same powers is what Logan needs to finish the last challenge he needs to fulfill. And once he does it, he will have the privilege of being able to die as a man who knows that he did what he was meant to do.
If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way
Logan knows what he must do, but at the beginning of the movie he feels like he wouldn’t be able to do it. Like it would be better for everybody if he just went away. But Charles Xavier shows him that there is a way.