Why Logan Should Win The Oscar For Best Adapted Screenplay

When Logan was announced as a nominee for the Best Adapted Screenplay at this year’s Academy Awards, I experienced a moment of jaw-dropping awe. Sure, the impressive work done by Scott Frank, James Mangold, and Michael Green on their collaborative script was a victory in and of itself, with the standard talk of the film becoming an outside contender for the Oscars following close to the film’s release in theaters. However, to actually see a nomination come through for this amazing work of art was the cherry on top, and as far as I’m concerned, it should be the #1 pick out of the Best Adapted Screenplay field. Logan’s script is hugely successful, as noted by its Oscar nod, and its success starts with the fact that it gets its characters. The movie knows what type of film it wants to be, and is able to tie the overall universe of the X-Men films and their Wolverine spin-offs into a genre-bending flick that makes the story its own, as well. Logan doesn’t need to distance itself from its comic book roots; rather it throws itself willingly into the arms of the comics. Not to mention, the brilliant mechanic of […]

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