Yesterday, I got the chance to watch Marvel’s latest movie, The Wolverine. Now, let me just say that I am no film critic, or by any chance to I have any qualifications to be one. I am merely speaking as someone who likes to watch movies and someone who’s followed almost, if not all of the X-Men and Wolverine installments. You may or may not agree with my opinions, but meh, to each their own. 🙂
First of all, I was happy that I finally get to see one of my favourite superheroes back on the big screen. Admittedly the former film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine did not do so well, but I still went in the cinema with hopes that this film wasn’t gonna blow like Origins did. And thankfully I wasn’t disappointed! It was an entertaining film and one the best superhero films this summer.
It starts off with Logan in a self imposed exile in the Canadian woods, and his scruffy look reminded me of his Jean Valjean role in Les Miserables. Then comes in Yukio, the bad-ass, sword wielding, redhead, japanese chick than can kick anyone’s ass with no problem. Then they fly off to Japan where a lot of ninja fights, kidnappings and Adamantium claw action takes place. There we meet Yashida, a Japanese soldier that Logan saved back in WWII. We also meet Moriko, Yashida’s granddaughter who becomes Logan’s love interest as the movie goes on. The villain Viper also makes her appearance here, and a few other characters that serves an important part for the conclusion of the film.
Hugh Jackman‘s performance is as always, amazing and brings Wolverine to life. He did what Robert Downey Jr. did to Iron Man, he made the character his own, and thinking of separating them is impossible. Not to mention the fact that, he might just at his hottest/fittest. I mean, look at that first photo I put up, his abs are basically another character of its own. But jokes aside, he really did an amazing job in this film. He portrays the troubled hero perfectly, and the story provides a look at the man behind the claws.
The supporting characters did a good job acting out their roles as well, but my favourite one would probably be Yukio, played by the ever so talented Rila Fukushima. She fit the badass ninja role perfectly and she added life and liveliness to her character. Viper on the other, I thought was a poor character in the film who didn’t do much. Granted, she has an important role, and had a significant move in the film, but she was the most detached villain I’ve ever seen. Although her powers were very much evil, she didn’t do much as compared to the villains we’re used to. I guess I expected more from her.
The movie was very much entertaining and I enjoyed all of 107 minutes of it. Although the conclusion of the film was a surprise, and sort of pushed the film downwards, it was still very much entertaining. All in all I give it an 8/10 since it could’ve been better. I do recommend it to everyone, especially if you’re into these type of films. It’s such an entertaining watch and it won’t let you down!
Oh and a tip, stay til the credits. There’s a mid credits surprise waiting for you, and believe me, it’s gonna blow your mind. 😉
Comment below what you think if you’ve seen the movie! I’d love to hear your responses!