My take on The Wolverine … also appearing over at ExBerliner… Snickt!
Recipe for a sharp-clawed Wolverine story: 1) Make sure he’s upset. 2) Send him to Japan. The most resilient of all X-Men gets a flight out to the land of the rising sun in this franchise spin-off sequel.
The big-haired mutant – played for the sixth time by the bulked-up Hugh Jackman – has taken a battering in recent years, with his first solo outing four years ago (X-Men Origins) being well below par.Thankfully, the latest – loosely based on the definitive Chris Claremont/Frank Miller 1982 Marvel Comics mini-series – is a moody noir-ish piece which manages to capture the one-known-as-Logan’s internal rage and various personal existential crises.