Thursday, 25 July 2013

MPOV: The Wolverine

Logan is now a recluse living in the woods, minding his own business and occasionally goes into town to get some stuff. He is accompanied by a grizzly bear and still tormented by his nightmares of Jean. One day, he came across a group of hunters in town. Unfortunately, they were also camping in the woods nearby when Logan heard some cries and gunshots. He went to check it out and found grizzly bear badly wounded by a poisoned arrow, which is illegal. Grizzly begged silently for Logan to end his life. After fulfilling grizzly’s wish, Logan set into town to look for the hunters and found a survivor in a bar, reenacting the story. Logan approached him and started tormenting him with the poisoned arrow. That is when Yukio stepped in, quickly stopping Logan from killing him in the end.

Yukio has been tracking Logan for over a year and finally able to bring him back to Master Yashida, a soldier he had saved last time in Japan, for a final goodbye. Yashida is very ill and wants to repay Logan for saving his life. He also has an ulterior motive as he was not ready to die yet, in offering to end Logan’s misery by giving his mortality back. Yashida now has a way to extract the powerful immortality from Logan and pump it into him with Dr Green’s help. All hell breaks loose when Yashida suddenly relapsed and died, leaving his legacy behind for his granddaughter, Makito, whose life is in grave danger.

This definitely topped the previous Wolverine movie, with Logan being more ‘humanely mortal’ when Makito entered his life, slowly losing his powers to rediscovering himself and finally letting Jean go. My ultimate moment was when Yukio drove a black coloured convertible, soft top, Audi R8!!! I nearly swoon seeing the car racing by!!! o.O Well, ya… back to the movie… it’s entertaining, a little unrealistic at times but then this is a superhero movie! Totally enjoyed it, got me riled up with all the nitty, gritty fighting scenes and the sensitivity of some momentarily touching scenes.

PS: do wait until the main credits are over before leaving the cinema as there is a snippet to X-men: Days of Future Past coming in 2014.

Rating: 7/10
Directed by: James Mangold
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Haruhiko Yamanouchi, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Famke Janssen.
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