The Wolverine Reviews
To make matters worse a mutant makes contact with Logan which makes him human. He is not able to regenerate quickly anymore, and struggles to move as quickly. He must uncover the mystery behind the people who want his family members killed. He fights Yakuza, mutants and various skilled samurai as he uncovers the truth.
The Wolverine is tough film to follow and it is also hard to care about many of the underlying motives for any of the characters involved. There are many scenes where he is chased or attacked and it is not clear their purpose. The film definitely tries to make Logan as human as possible, as he struggles with his immortality, he dreams and has nightmares through the night and longs for Jean. The love interest between the Japanese women in the film seems forced and does not really fit well into the film. It's disappointing that with a solo film that they would waste or write such a premise as this film has. The film is by no means terrible, but it just simply did not need to be made and I was ready for this film to be over. If my love for Japanese culture could not save this movie, which it did not, I cannot imagine how this movie faired for those who have less interest in that.
Since then, there's been 7 (including this) films based around those characters, with a 8th on the way ('X-Men: Apocalypse'). So far, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine has had at least a cameo in every single one of them.
Number 6 in that series, this is actually the second solo outing for Wolverine (after the slightly disappointing 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'), and acts as a sequel of sorts to the 3rd in the main X-Men series ('The Last Stand'), as well as a prequel to 'Days of Future Past' (particularly so by the mid-credit scene at the end). Set primarily in Japan, this is better than 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine', but (IMO) not as good as 'First Class'.