one day, Logan was summoned to Japan by a dying acquaintance named Yashida, whom he rescued during a war in Japan many years back. however, upon meeting Yashida's granddaughter Mariko and Yukio, a mutant with the ability to foresee deaths, things became complicated as he discovered that Yashida was reluctant to die of old age. he was pushed to his physical limits when Viper injected him with her venom, blocking his healing abilities.
having so many Japanese characters all piled together was highly confusing as they weren't significantly different from one another. Yashida being an innocent and seemingly pure boy when he was first rescued by Logan, became such an unexpected bad guy in a hardcore robot suit with a sword that could cut through Logan's steel, which was a first. other than the obvious sexual relationship Logan eventually shared with Mariko, most of the characters remained flat. but on the other hand, as frequent as he dreamed of his dead lover, Jean Grey, i would have thought he needed longer time before he could sleep with Mariko. it was however not surprising to find him leaving her after. this was enough to have us felt doubtful towards his originally fragile emotions and kind of ruin the Wolverine character for us.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: James Mangold
- released: 2013
- casts: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi
- language: English
- genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction