20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, £14.99 (Blu-ray), £12.99 (DVD)
As part of a franchise that has been as unstable as the Wolverine’s temper, Logan takes a new approach by showing us a world that is significantly different from those of previous cinematic outings involving Marvel’s X-Men. Since the grim and gritty approach to the superhero genre is hardly uncharted territory any more, people understandably voiced their concerns as to whether there was any good reason for director James Mangold to take this approach, with many expressing scepticism about the film’s R-rating. Thankfully, these concerns proved groundless, as Wolverine is one of the few comic book characters suitable for a more darkly realistic and violent adaptation. Approaching Logan as a westerninspired road movie about a group of world-weary characters that have seen enough terrible things to last a lifetime is therefore a stroke of genius; and Hugh Jackman’s final outing, after spending nearly two decades portraying the adamantium-enhanced antihero, shows plenty of style without neglecting the substance. The end result is an outstanding piece of cinema where Jackman’s turn is not only impressive as a swansong for the character but as an all-round memorable performance in a film that’s full of them, and so gripping that it ultimately makes a story about mutants deeply human.