The Wolverine Review

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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.

I’ve always loved The Wolverine.  Way back from reading the comics to watching the nineties X-Men cartoon show.  Wolverine always attracted me.

I have enjoyed every X-Men film since then including the X-Men Origins:  Wolverine movie and X-Men First Class.  If I had to judge them as standalone films they are enjoyable and interesting and definitely films that can stand on their own.

The Wolverine movie is in a class of its own all together.  It’s based on Frank Millars comics, which are still exceptionally popular.  Interestingly enough after doing a bit of research I found that a lot of the hardcore comic and Wolverine fans wanted this type of story as an origin tale rather than the one we received a few years ago.

This story places Wolverine in an emotional element.  He is dealing with the loss of Jean Grey who had died by his hands in the last installment of the X-Men trilogy.  He has become isolated, living in the wild and it seemed like his only friend was a grizzly bear.  This film is about Logan being born again, being able to love and finding a purpose and reason to live.  It was simply amazing.  The character development of Logan was absolutely brilliant.  With all that said please don’t think that there are no bad ass fights and action sequences and of course this film has its flaws but it’s still got one hell of an emotional story to tell.   It’s got everything in this film.  You got to give Hugh Jackman credit, at forty four years old he still looks great and embodies the Logan\Wolverine character in its entirety.

For me personally this is the best super hero movie of the year.  Iron Man 3 had top spot but sorry, The Wolverine has knocked Iron Man 3 out of pole position.

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