Claws are out for poor sequel

Claws are out for poor sequel

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The indestructible Wolverine goes solo again in director James Mangold's latest superhero movie, The Wolverine.

Logan (Hugh Jackman), better known as the Wolverine, meets sword-wielding Yukio (Rila Fukushima) in a pub where he is about to start a brawl. Yukio stops the furious Wolverine and tells him she is there to fetch him for her dying foster father, Yashida, whom Logan saved decades ago.

At the funeral, gangsters try to kidnap Yashida's granddaughter Mariko (Tao Okamoto), forcing Logan to step in. But he is not able to heal as quickly as he used to. Logan finds out there is a ninja clan which is also hunting Mariko.

While everyday moviegoers may find Wolverine's journey to the East exciting, diehard fans may be disappointed, as the movie deviates too much from the usual Marvel Comics formula.

The director seems to be as lost as Wolverine when it comes to Japanese culture. As a result, he resorts to awkward cultural humour. Extra credit should go to Jackman. If it wasn't for his believable acting, The Wolverine could have been little more than an action movie featuring ninjas fighting a clawed foreigner.

YP Rating: 3/5



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