The Alamo Drafthouse chain of theaters is known for its ability to make movie going an experience again, with things like custom cocktails, themed events, retro releases, and an overall pleasant time at the movies. But they're also socially conscious and aware, and they realize that a lot of kids out there see Wolverine coming back to the big screen and tell their parents they want to go - and a lot of parents are pretty clueless when it comes to entertainment. Enter the simple, to-the-point PSA Drafthouse is putting out on their social media to remind parents - your kids will probably be disturbed by this movie. Logan is certified fresh at RottenTomatoes, and it's #3 on ComicBook.com's anticipated rankings for comic book movies with a 4.3 out of 5, so chances of you having a fan in your household are high.
Parents, take heed... LOGAN isn't a Saturday morning cartoon.February 28, 2017
"Attention Parents: Important Info About Logan," the PSA reads. "Please note that Logan isn't your typical superhero movie. This film is RATED R for extreme and brutal violence. Given the disturbing content, we do NOT recommend that children see Logan."
Naturally, your mileage may vary on such things, and it's up to every parent. But looking back on college years spent working at Best Buy and trying to explain to parents that "no, GTA III is probably not a great Christmas present for your 7 year-old," it certainly needs to be said.
In the "red band" trailer for Logan, some of that violence is on display, with things like Logan jamming his claws directly through someone's skull. There's possibly worse throughout the film, according to those who have seen it early at ComicBook.com, so take Drafthouse at its word here.
In 2024 the mutant population has shrunk significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins … In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are ageing, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over.
Logan stars Hugh Jackman (Logan), Boyd Holbrook (Donald Pierce), Patrick Stewart (Charles Xavier), Dafne Keen (Laura Kinney/X-23), Doris Morgado (Maria), Stephen Merchant (Caliban), Elizabeth Rodriguez (Gabriela), and Richard E. Grant (Dr. Zander Rice). James Mangold is directing and helped on the screenplay along with Scott Frank and Michael Green.
Logan hits theaters on March 3, 2017.
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