The Wolverine Review

The Wolverine Review

The Wolverine


Stars: Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Famke Janssen

James Mangold

Genre: Action Fantasy

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed.


Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.



Combining Xmen special effects with Chinese martial arts action, The Wolverine takes us on an adventure through Japan to save Yukio, the heiress to one of Japan's powerhouse corporations.  The buff Hugh Jackman returns as The Wolverine, fighting ninjas in the ceremonial garb of the samurai in this high energy action fantasy.


Plagued by nightmares, The Wolverine seeking closure, unwillingly honours the wishes of a dying soldier of his past and finds himself entangled in a plot to extract his powers leaving him vulnerable. But as his heroic actions bring him closer to death & 'Jean', the 'silver samurai' grows stronger with the help of a new mutant 'Viper'.


A mesh of futuristic technology, with the traditional Japan this film will appeal to Xmen & Martial Arts fans.


Rating: ****

Michelle Warmuz



The Wolverine

Released in cinemas from 25 July 2013.