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Movie Review: The Wolverine


Adamantium menace...
ISHAN RAYCHAUDHURI | New Delhi, July 27, 2013 20:59
Tags : The Wolverine | Hugh Jackman | X-Men |

Finally we have the wolf man with the Adamantium claws in all his glory. For those of us who are huge, almost manic fans of Wolverine, this standalone version will delight you to the fullest.

Logan, played by Hugh Jackman, returns to the Canadian wilderness after all the madness of X-Men: The Last Stand. He is of course not left alone for long as one Yukio, a woman with mutant powers who can see people's deaths, finds him and wants to take him with her to Tokyo.

That is the setup from which Wolverine takes off. What follows is a spectacle directed with style and class by James Mangold. The fight between Logan and assassins on top of the bullet train is bound to become a classic in the future and the way Logan's internal struggle is shown, without taking the gritty approach of Nolan, marks the hallmark of a new style of comic books inspired film-making.

Without going into too much details of the plot, it is well written. It will keep you gripped and at the edge of your seat. There are some cameo appearances towards the end which the fans would enjoy.

The last part of the film does get drowned in CGI, which can be called the film's only drawback. However, in a film like this it is something that is bound to happen and can be excused.

For those who are going to get exposed to the Wolverine for the first time, it is going to be one hell of a ride.

Director: James Mangold

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Famke Janssen, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee


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