Is this the perfect X-Men Wolverine movie we are waiting for? Hell yes! Hugh Jackman is back as the Wolverine and this time he's more sturdy and badass. A powerful reboot indeed!
Logan (Hugh Jackman) is now a broken man, he's got loads of emotions and nightmares gyrating around his mind, as he waits for the final judgement to turn up in his life. Meanwhile, in a bar fight, he encounters Yukio (Rila Fukushima) a talented young japanese girl who's got abilities to see the future, she requests Logan to travel with her to Japan cause she's got something important for him to triumph over. Set in Japan Logan come across Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi) an old retired soldier who wants to thank Logan for saving his life from the nuclear bomb explosion back in 1945.
Without parting with a simple word thanks, he poses an opportunity to Logan which is mortality. In return of this favour, Logan was requested to bequeath his abiding powers to Yashida. Either way, Logan refuses his offer and Yashida dies all in a sudden. The other part of the story elucidates more on Logan and Yashida's grand daughter Mariko (Tao Okamoto), as they get into few serious troubles and threats from the oppositions.
Lets get into the good part of the movie, surrounded with a total fresh outlook in Japan, the movie looks scenic and picturesque, the cinematography was interesting and fine-looking as they captured the whole movie with an attractive light prospect. Few locations, especially from the pre-climax fight were a top notch, absolutely a treat to watch.
Talking about this new take on the Wolverine movie, it really surprised me with its dark action emotional kinda concept. Glad that they really didn't pursue the typical kinda superhero vibe. The writers and director James Mangold indeed tried something unordinary which really staggered me quite a bit. And the direction too, should appreciate Mangold for bringing back the Wolverine we deserve. Could have been more keen in few things which are thwarted in some sequences.
Limited negatives which I wanna point out were, the movie lacked a proper badass villain, two or more characters were given that negative shade, but it didn't really spank the impression of a villain. Could have been better if Wolverine was given a dominant opposition.
The bumpy screenplay in few aspects didn't add that exciting pace to the movie especially in the climax, it never got my attention. It was intelligently dealt till the climax with few bumps around, but things got flat when it was a finale.
About the focal power of the movie, Hugh Jackman, he was astounding, totally brilliant and a complete badass. His acting and combat skills exceedingly helped the movie. Mainly his physical structure was utterly amazing. If you're a huge fan of Jackman, you really gonna enjoy it more.
To sum it up, The Wolverine is a surprising and a decent reboot. Finally we catch a glimpse of the real badass Wolverine who kicks some ass and also an emotional shade which is needed. Definitely a good summer pop-corn movie which might be your perfect weekend pick.
My Rating - 3.5/5
Grade - B+ (A perfect weekend pick!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM