News of a dying friend brings Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to
Tokyo and he is soon
caught up in a tale of kidnap, murder and treachery.
During his pursuit of Yakuza thugs Wolverine is injured and inexplicably his healing powers do not seem to be working. Hurt and confused he must rely on fighting skills alone to get to the bottom of things and rescue the girl.
Based on a popular graphic novel this feels rather hurried to me. There is little time to get to know any of the new characters and the confusing timeline created by the many X Men sequels, prequels and spin-offs doesn’t help either.
Jackman (as always) is excellent as the snarling hero but the other performances and characters on show bring little to the table. The poisonous Viper just isn’t in the same league as Magneto or even Mystique and I’m fast becoming very tired of huge fighting robots.
This one is for Marvel / XMen / Wolverine fanatics only.
Ric’s Rating: Dodgy.