Hugh Jackman once again reprises his role of the rugged and lonely beast with the adamantium infused knuckles. This time however he’s living rough, having finished with the life of fighting, and living with the nightly curse of having Jean Grey invade his dreams in a skimpy nightie.
Whilst Logan may have decided the world was better off without him, he’s still a man who recognises right from wrong, and one night that gets him into trouble, and noticed by a cute red haired Japanese girl whose been hunting for him.
The girl it turns out was sent by a rich Japanese industrialist whose live Logan saved at the end of World War 2. Dearly wanting to say goodbye to Logan and thank him one last time, the ailing industrialist wants Logan to visit him in Japan.
Reluctantly agreeing, Logan finds himself in unfamiliar territory, but the familiar sense of justice sees him get into a rumble with the biggest family feud in Japanese history.
Japan makes for a great location, blending the traditional with the modern and pitting everyone from the Yakuza to Ninjas and giants robots at Wolverine in an attempt to bring him down.
The mutant however can’t rely on being the only one with mutant powers, and soon faces up to an enemy more powerful than any he has faced before.
The Wolverine combines a great back story, with some character development and is overloaded with action to keep you glued to the screen for the duration. Drop in a few twists that keep you on your feet and you have a huge winter blockbuster on your hands.