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You're probably already aware that Logan is R-rated. That's the film's entire raison d'etre, as Hugh Jackman and James Mangold insisted on making a mature and violent adaptation of the beloved comic-book character that will show him in a completely different light to how he's been depicted on screen before. But while moviegoers that are aged 17 and over can't wait to see what Logan has in store for Wolverine die-hards, younger viewers will be cursing their birth certificates that they can't make it in to see the blockbuster. Logan is so brutal that a prominent theater chain has even released a poster warning parents that they recommend children don't go and see the film due to its extreme violence.
The Alamo Drafthouse is so concerned about the minds of children being warped by Logan that they've decided to make up their own poster for the occasion. You take a gander at the parental guidance poster below.
Well, at least The Simpsons' Helen Lovejoy will be happy, because finally someone really is thinking of the children.
While older movie fans have been counting down the months, weeks, days and seconds until Logan's release for quite some time because of its R-rating, it's easy to overlook just how frustrating it must be for younglings who are going to miss out on the film. I for one am hoping that, in the days after the film is released, the internet becomes abuzz with stories of multiple children hiding in overcoats in an attempt to see Logan, or of them sneaking into theaters through ventilation ducts.
James Mangold and Hugh Jackman have been waxing lyrical about the freedom provided to Logan by its R-rating ever since the film went into production. We got our first taste of this freedom in the red-band trailer for the film, which featured an absolutely brutal shot of Wolverine stabbing his claws all the way through the head and skull of one of his foes. You can check it out, wince and then be immediately excited by what else Logan has in store for us by watching this footage below. Warning: it's very much not for the feint hearted, though.
We don't have long to wait at all until Logan is finally with us, too, as it will be released in theaters from this coming Thursday. And the stellar reviews it has received, which is underlined by its Rotten Tomatoes score of 94%, suggests that it's the perfect send-off for Hugh Jackman as the character, even though nobody really wants him to leave.