What, again? Not to worry.
You can re-live a couple of hours of it this weekend in THE WOLVERINE when Hugh Jackman returns for a sixth big outing in Marvel’s X-Men franchise—but with a twist.
This one is a stand-alone edition which almost feels like a spinoff. Hence no mention of X-Men in the title.
Here a series of nightmares, flashbacks and circumstances prompt the Clawed One to venture to modern day Japan where he faces unexpected and deadly opponents in life-and-death battles that leave him forever changed.
“You don’t want what I’ve got…..”
Yes, the Wolvertine for the first time finds himself vulnerable as he’s being pushed to his physical and emotional limits. Far away from home confronting not only samurai steel but his inner struggle against his own immortality.
“A lot of people have tried to kill me….but I’m still here.”
So does Wolverine get his nails trimmed?
He sure does, but rest assured that in Marvel’s universe they grow back fast. And what about his self-surgery? Well let’s just say the Wolverine is amazing.
(Guess they’re too good for own their homeland’s Lexus and Infiniti counterparts.)
My favorite scene?
A killer battle atop a speeding bullet train as the fighting parties try to dodge overhead obstacles that could literally tear their heads off.
And once the end-credits begin to roll, DON’T LEAVE YOUR SEAT!
About 40 seconds into the credit crawl a surprisingly lengthy scene suddenly pops up with some very familiar faces which teases the future of the franchise.
This movie was converted to the third dimension in post production. Not that they did a bad job but here the 3D process adds practically nothing to the enjoyment of the film. You would be wise to save the up-charge and convert it instead to calorie counting sustenance at the concession stand.
The PG-13 rated THE WOLVERTINE scores a B- from this reviewer.
(Reviewed at Cinemark, Merriam.)
JACK GOES TO THE MOVIES Friday mornings at 6:40 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. on KMBZ Fm & Am / Also anytime on Time-Warner Cable’s K.C. ON DEMAND, Channel 411 / And throughout Nebraska on NEBRASKA ON DEMAND.