zaterdag 4 juli 2015

The Wolverine - review

The most recent instalment of the Wolverine franchise, and taking place between X-Men Last Stand and X-Man Days of Future Past, this movie takes Logan to Japan for what was one of his most intresting arcs in the comics, somewhere early 90s.

And to be honest, I kind of liked it... definitly better then his earlier solo movie.

The movie starts the day Nagasaki gets the A-Bomb at the end of world war 2, and a young prison guard named Yashida gets saved by Logan.  This young bloke grows out to become one of the richest men in Japan, and on his dying bed he wants to thank Logan one last time for what he did all those years ago.

However, working together with Viper (who is a mutant and not the HYDRA agent) and a clan of ninja`s called The Black Clan (aka, The Hand from the comics), he actually wants to steal Logan`s healing powers for his own benefit of gaining immortal life.

We get to seen the cinematic version of the Silver Samurai, which is actually a sort of adamantium exo-suit for the old Yashida, and the blossoming love between Logan and Mariko, Yashida`s granddaughter.

Now, let`s be honest: mutants + ninja`s + samurai + ykuza make for 2 hours of brain on 0, good old action entertainment.

And it has a nice tie-in to `Days` during the mid credits sequence...

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