Logan versus The Dark Knight. Marvel versus DC. There are hardly any battle in cine-world that gets better than that. The Dark Knight and in fact the entire Batman trilogy that Christopher Nolan directed almost elevated the superhero movie to an art film. How then, can Logan compare to The Dark Knight – this is the question that I will try to explore and answer. In fact I firmly believe Logan is better than The Dark Knight. Here are the reasons for my belief.
1. The Fight Sequences
Logan, starring Hugh Jackman in his last appearance as the titular character that is better known as Wolverine, offers some brilliant fight sequences. The movie itself derives somewhat from the Old Man Logan comic arc. The Wolverine in this arc is a much more brutal and violent character. Thus the film is an example of excellently coordinated fight sequences. The Dark Knight, on the other hand has only a few fight sequences and when they appear they are quite lackluster and not what we see from the Batman comic arcs. Perhaps Nolan in a drive to make the film more cerebral had to compromise with the action sequences but Logan has the better action sequences of the two without doubt.
2. Moral Grey Areas