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The Wolverine

20 Aug

The WolverineFreed from the typical save the city/world antics that have too often plagued comic books films, Director James Mangold manages to showcase a film which fans of Claremont’s Wolverine would celebrate. A clear diversion from the first Wolverine origins film which was a mishmash of 4-scene cameos and glossed up action; ‘The Wolverine’ is a character driven story that borrows strongly from the comic.

The story is chronologically placed after the previous X-Men film, i.e. The Last Stand as we find Logan (Hugh Jackman) haunted in his dreams by Jean Gray (Famke Janssen) living out a life cursed with immortality. On Master Yashida’s (Hal Yamanouchi) orders, Yukio (Rila Fukushima) finds Logan and flies him to Japan for a final goodbye. Being the man saved by Logan from the nuclear bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Yashida offers Logan mortality in gratitude as he lies on his death bed. With a prompt refusal, a kidnapping attempt and a volatile granddaughter Mariko (Tao Okamto); things seem like anything but black and white. Continue reading