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The Wolverine Movie Review



I got a chance to see everyone's favorite lovable mutant Logan in his latest movie The Wolverine. I was worried going in this movie if it wasn't going to do justice to the character like the awful X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) did to Ol' Wolvie. So here's what I have to say about the movie Bub!




We start off the movie Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) being what he was born to do.....be a soldier. Story starts off close to the end of World War 2 in Japan. The U.S. are about to drop the Nuclear Bomb. Wolverine is a prisoner at war. There he meets a Japaneese soldier named Yashida (Ken Yamamura). Yashida at the last minute decides to let all the P.O.W. out. Right when the Nuclear Bomb hit, Wolverine brings Yashida in the hole where he was held captive and used himself as a shield to protect Yashida from the blast (thank you mutant healing factor).

Come present time. Even thought we have to forget X-Men 3, this story takes place afterwards. Logan left the X-Men because he is still haunted about killing Jean Grey (Famke Jenssen). He keeps having dreams of her in bed (which I don't blame him OOWWWW) with Jean motivating him to end his life to end his suffering. A woman named Yukio (Rila Fukushima) Came from Japan and was on the lookout for Logan which she found him really beat up, drained and not the ravage mutant we all knew. Yukio was sent to get him from her boss Yashida and to let Logan know he was dying and wanted to give his thanks before he passes away. When Logan gets there, and elderly Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi) is already on his death bed. He offers Logan to take away is mutant healing factor and have a normal life where he can finally end his life and die old. Also Yashida wants Logan to protect his Granddaughter Mariko (Tao Okamoto) as well because he fears his Legacy and business is being threatened by Japaneese Gang. Also if things can't get worse with his family drama Mariko's father Shingen (Hiroyuki Sanada) has a little agenda because he found out that Yashida is not giving him the business but to his Grandaughter Mariko. During a neat little sleepover at Yashida's house, Logan has another wet dream about Jean. Only to wake up to be kissed by Yashida's doctor and average Marvel Comics Villan Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova) adding some venom in Logan mouth during a french kissing session. After that, Yashida passes away.

During Yashida Funeral Ceremony, the old man was right, there were people after Mariko. Logan fights them off, but notices his healing factor is not working properly. After watching Spider-Man 2 and learning how to fight bad guys on top of a train, Logan and Mariko go into hiding to figure out whats going on. After the usual movie type of "oh I hate you, you don't know me, oh crap we are alike, my god! I think I love you moments between both of them. Mariko gets captured by the Gang and taken to one of her Grandfathers Lab Buildings. Logan gets there to discover that Viper has built a huge armor Samurai Battle suit. We also found out that they used Mariko because they wanted Logan's mutant powers all along. And who was behind all of this...........SPOILER ALERT TIME!!!!!! YASHIDA!!!!!! He was in the Silver Samurai suit looking like Doctor Eggman in his battle armor in the final level in Sonic the Hedgehog. Silver Samurai and Logan have a huge final fight to the fact that Silver Samurai cut off Wolverine's Adamantium Claws with his Adamantium Sword (someone did their homework). Trying to drill out the bone claws with his Samurai suit so that Yashida can be young again, Mariko grabs one of Logan's Adamantium Claw and stabs her Grandfather in the neck DISRESPECTFUL!!!!! Logan goes old school and his Bone Claws come out and rips a new one out of Yashida. Logan saves the day.

So there were other little things in the movie that I didn't think needed to be there like Yukio's powers of predicting when you were gonna die, or how Logan got his powers back because thats stupid to end the movie and he doesn't have his powers. Even Will Yun Lee's performance of Mariko's true love yet he was working for Viper just didn't need to be there. As well as Brain Tee as Mariko's arranged Husband to be.

On the plus side, I thought this was a good stand alone movie for Wolverine. It was nice to actually see blood on his claws, and of course his traditional yelling as well. It showed the aggression side, his sensitivity side with not getting over the loss of Jean Grey, and still his short dry humor too as well.

MID CREDIT SPOILER ALERT SCENE!!!!!

OKAY!!!! OKAY!!!! It's kinda sad but this after mid credit scene got me excited. Logan comes back to America and is about to go though security. He see's a commercial fo Trask Industries and their up and coming robots they are creating. Logan notices some coins starting to float and he starts sniffing and realizes the Magneto (Ian McKellen) is behind him before Logan lashes out his claws though his neck. Magneto stops him and tells him in his Gandalf voice that theirs a dark cloud looming over the mutants and needs his help. Logan tells him way should he help him. All of a sudden, Logan notices that all the people surrounding him have been frozen in time. In rolls in Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) dodging people like if he was in Walmart. Logan couldn't believe that Professor X is alive. Professor tells Logan he is not the only one that has powers. END SCENE.

Funny thing, people in the audience got a kick out of that then the actual movie.

This sets up for next years X-Men: Days of Future Past. I also heard that they are in a process of bringing X-Force to the big screen. I hope this is 20th Century Fox way of branching out to make an all out X-Men Community Movies just like how Paramount is doing with the Avengers and Warner Bros is doing with the DC Comics Universe.

So over all The Wolverine, I'd give this movie 4 out of 5 GoFreaks. Mid credit scene saved it some points, BUT this movie was WAY better than X-Men: Wolverine Origins and X-Men 3.

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