The Wolverine (Movie Review)

It has been 2 years Twentieth Century Fox released X-Men: First Class and 4 years X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Wolverine has finally released in cinemas on 25th of July. Thanks to Cathay Cineplex, I was given an opportunity to watch The Wolverine a few days ago.

Director: James Mangold
Writers: Mark Bomback, Scott Frank
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

Rila Fukushima might be the only reason to keep me interested to watch this movie. Rila Fukushima as Yukio, a katana wielding assassin who becomes Logan's unofficial partner.

Wolverine against the Silver Samurai
According to the comic, Wolverine's reason to fly over to Japan is to engage the Silver Samurai and to ask questions about his past. Kenuichio Harada is the illegitimate son of Shingen Yashida. He is a Japanese mutant who uses his powers to charge his katana, which, in combination with his samurai-style armor made of a silvery metal, led to the moniker Silver Samurai. Silver Samurai also helped Avengers in one of their battle. While in the movie, Kenuichio Harada is not the Silver Samurai but only serve to protect the House of Yashida.

Conclusion: The changes in the storyline that pretty much similar to how they messed up Ironman 3. Compared to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, this movie seems to lack of strong villains to fight against Wolverine. The actions is not too bad but I guess audience might feel bored and wanted something more from The Wolverine.

Cut scene: Logan & Mariko sex/kissing scene and they muted all the vulgar words mostly by Logan.

After credits scene: YES

Rating: 1.5 / 5

.: Peace Out :.