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Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) tries to protect the young mutant Laura (Dafne Keen) in "Logan." (Ben Rothstein/20th Century Fox)

‘Logan’ breaks conventional superhero tropes

Bryan Singer’s “X-Men” created the backbone that every other superhero movie would be based off of for the next decade or more. If James Mangold has done the same thing with “Logan,” then the genre may have more longevity than anyone would have imagined.