This article contains spoilers for Logan.
The weekend is over, the dust has settled, and now, we can say without reservation that Logan was an unqualified success. It garnered near universal praise from critics, effusive enthusiasm from audiences, and made a whole ton of money along the way.
It also happened to be rated R.
Conventional wisdom has always held that any movie with ambitions of mainstream success would be crippled by an R rating. After all, anyone younger than 17 would be restricted from paying money to see the film. But between the triumph of Logan and a similar success story for last year’s Deadpool, the question of the day is, “should we be making more R-rated superhero movies?”
The answer, in short, is no, and interestingly enough, Logan itself presents the strongest argument for why this is the case.