20th Century Fox’s Logan is shaping up to be a big box office hit. Logan is a hit among critics, with Rotten Tomatoes issuing a Certified Fresh rating for this final superhero adventure for star Hugh Jackman.
If these numbers hold up throughout the next few days, it could make Logan the most critically-acclaimed movie in the entire X-Men franchise, which he himself helped build.
Rotten Tomatoes revealed on Twitter that Logan had been Certified Fresh with an impressive rating of 95%, there will still likely be reviews pouring in throughout the next few days, so while this 95% rating may certainly fluctuate, it’s clear the critics have spoken and declared that Logan is a hit.
The 95% Fresh rating just barely surpasses the 91% Fresh rating for 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past as the most critically-acclaimed X-Men movie.
It also marks a rapid rise through the critical ranks for these stand-alone Wolverine movies, which got off to a rocky start in 2009 with the critically-panned X-Men Origins: Wolverine (38% on RT) but rebounded considerably with 2013’s The Wolverine (69% on RT).
This R-rated superhero thriller is even rated higher than last year’s R-rated blockbuster Deadpool, which earned an impressive 84% rating on RT en route to a record $783.1 million worldwide.
Logan is set in the year 2024, where 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.