The Wolverine ★★★★

Logan in Japan ... of course that's a badass combo.

"What kind of monster are you? ... The Wolverine!"

So after the ridiculousness of 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' they finally delivered a more hardcore version of Logan that X-Men fans had apparently been craving. While I have noted many times that I thought there was way too much focus on Wolverine in the previous movies, I did really like the thrill ride this solo wolffy outing delivers with a solid take on the 'Superman 2' plot.

(Quick Hits) ... Spoilers:

- Funny that this is actually a direct sequel to that dreadful 'X-Men: The Last Stand' movie, with Wolverine going into exile after having to kill Dark phoenix

- Nothing more intense than starting the movie with Wolverine being within site of a nuclear bomb being dropped

- Even with his healing ability stunted Wolverine can still take care of business against the Yakuza

- The bullet train sequence is easily the best part with him clawing his way on the roof while taking and faking out the baddies

- So glad I have seen 'The Sword of Doom', so I could notice the similar shot they use as Wolverine is making his way to the baddies mountainside lair

- Viper feels a bit forced in there, but I do appreciate Logan not being the only mutant. Her shedding her face skin was pretty wild

- Why would you rag on a comic book movie for being too comic booky? The serious tone of the overall movie is cool, but getting Silver Samurai as the big bad was a great way to cap it off

- So they knew that drilling into Logan's nub claws would suck out his life force?

- Looking back on it, I would have never imagined the awesomeness that mid-credits scene was building up to

To complete the X-Men franchise I will finally be giving 'Logan' another look after thinking it was overhyped the first go around. Oh wait, I guess I need to watch 'New Mutants' as well ... right? 🤷‍♂️

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