Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, Dune Entertainment,

Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Brian Tee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rila Fukushima, Hal Yamanouchi

Logan, aka The Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is hiding out, running away from who he is, and from his role in life. Suddenly his life is turned upside down when he receives a visit from a representative of an old friend in Japan who asks a favor of him. Next he’s in the middle of a battle for power and for right and honor against some very traitorous people and some extraordinary characters. Before he knows it The Wolverine is deep into the fray again, but this time it might end up differently.

As I’ve said many times, I’m not typically a fan of comic book movies. Never a huge fan of the likes of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and all the rest, there are a few exceptions. The Iron Man series, is really good, and The Avengers did me pretty well. Thor also has appeared in some really good films. But I went halfheartedly to watch this in 3-D and I have to admit, I was duly impressed. Coming of a bit of disappointment in the last pure Wolverine film, the 2009 ill conceived X-Men Origins: Wolverine, this one had a great story. It picks up right after the X-Men: The Last Stand, we’re treated to an flashback to WWII to give us the background for this one. Then we pick up the story where it left off. Hugh Jackman was given really good material this go round, and he plays Wolverine with real skill. He is awesome. Unlike the Robert Downey, Iron Man films with the cheeky smart ass comedy, Jackman play it serious with a great deal of heart. Being vulnerable in this one, and not understanding anything, he suffers psychologically and psychically. Filmed mostly in Japan, the locations are stunning, and the mostly Japanese cast is really awesome. This is not non-stop action, but contains a lot of meaning, and many parts are really deep and philosophical. But the action is intense. There are several really great battle sequences, and a wonderful chase scene that was unfortunately spoiled in a way by the frequent clips shown during the promotional tour. Still, this is edge of your seat excitement mixed with lots of heart, and a twist of Asian philosophy thrown in for good measure. Needless to say, I was quite pleased with this movie, and it was a very enjoyable film. I recommend this one to action film fans, as it’s a very good one.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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