Logan wasn’t a bad movie; it wasn’t great either. However, as a philosophical impetus for reflection, there are a few issues it raises. In what follows, I consider a number of points it raised in me. Be warned. Spoilers follow.
1. We meet Logan who is taking care of Charles Xavier. Xavier has a debilitating neuro-degenerative condition that causes huge psychic quakes. Apparently, some harm followed the first attack in West Chester, so Wolverine is taking care of him in an abandoned dessert in Mexico.
Wolverine is taking care of him, but I think it’s fair to say that he has “burnout syndrome.” Wolverine doesn’t want to be obligated to anyone else. In fact, his care for Charles might just be out of the habit for having done so for so long. Logan seems loyal, but uncaring despite Charles never abandoning hope to see the person Logan either was or could be. Charles’s optimism about who Logan could be seems indicative of a care relation. Logan seems incapable of reciprocity. Let’s face it. Logan is not the type who first comes to mind when you think care ethics.