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The Wolverine Film review

Hi All

Here are my thoughts on what I thought of the film The Wolverine that Jamie and I went and saw the other day.

I would give the film 3 Stars out of Five.

I thought the film would have had much more fighting etc as when we saw the trailer in the cinema the other week it seemed to show or give the impression of more violence and fighting.  But giving that it was still a good film and one for those of you who like to watch Marvel films.  Hugh Jackman (Logan/Wolverine) was as usual great in the role that every film fan would say is his own.  Hal Yamanouchi was good in his role as Yashida but not the best acting I’ve seen.  Will Yun Lee (Harada) was very very good in his role and when ever he was on the scene the film seemed to have got a bit better if that makes sense?  Then you had Tao Okamoto who was fantastic in her role as Mariko, as soon as you saw her you knew the Logan was going to fall in love with her, which was very good casting.  Rila Fukushima was great as Yukio who has the ability of foreseeing people’s death. I did find some of the graphics in the film a bit off and one example was at the beginning when you was a bear walking behind Logan and the bear looked 10 feet tall and you could see straight away that is was graphics, but mostly the graphics in the film were good.

The Plot

In 1945, Logan, the Wolverine, is held in a Japanese POW camp near Nagasaki. During the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Logan rescues an officer named Yashida and shields him from the blast by entering a well that was holding Logan as a POW.

In the present day, Logan lives as a hermit in the Yukon, tormented by hallucinations of Jean Grey, whom he was forced to kill in X-Men: The Last Stand. He is located by Yukio, a mutant who can foresee people’s deaths, on-behalf of Yashida, now the CEO of a technology corporation. Yashida, who is dying of cancer, wants Logan to accompany Yukio to Japan so that he may repay his life debt.

In Tokyo, Logan meets Yashida’s son, Shingen, and granddaughter, Mariko. There, Yashida offers to transfer Logan’s healing abilities into his own body, thus saving Yashida’s life and alleviating Logan of his immortality, which Logan views as a curse. Logan refuses and prepares to leave the following day. That night, Yashida’s doctor Viper introduces something into Logan’s body, but Logan dismisses it as a dream.  Then the action starts as Yashida dies and with the news that Mariko is going to inherit all there is an attempt on Mariko’s life at the funeral of her grandfather (Yashida), you see how or if Logan/Wolverine can save Mariko and stop those who’s trying to kill Mariko.  If Logan saves Mariko will the ghosts that haunt Logan finally be banished to the back of his mind and he can start once again to live. There are a few twist and turns to keep your interest up, but the storyline is mostly predictable.  I wont say anymore about the film as I don’t want to spoil it for you.

I hope you all enjoy the film and don’t do what I done and walk out as the credits start as you will miss the last bit of the film.  In a mid-credits scene, Logan returns to the United States after two years and is intercepted at the airport by Magneto and Professor Xavier, who warn him that a grave new threat to the mutant race is coming.


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