‘Legion’ is a significant step forwards in the genre on TV and film. It’s a different way to tell a story that could be incredibly conventional; man on the run, chased by murderous bad guys and hampered by his personal demons.
Which is pretty much what ‘Logan’ is too. It’s a classic dramatic plot.
‘Logan’ is a lot more conventional than ‘Legion’ but its a very good version of conventional. It’s a thriller that relies on character and non-flashy scenes to tell it’s story.
‘Legion’ is the very good version of unconventional but flashy scenes, incredibly stylised and exaggerated and far more about dramatising and visualising the protagonists internal conflict.
Both work, and so does the middle of the road, established approach to superheroes that the big movies have done since ‘Superman’ in 1978.
It’s great to see the genre expand like this but I hope that we don’t see a bunch of carbon copies. There’s room for all these different ways to tell these stories.
Let’s see what else people can come up to expand it further, along with what we already have.