Typhon's Review of The Wolverine
As the third superhero movie of the summer, The Wolverine had the potential to become the final entry in a line of explosive comic-book spinoffs. Fortunately, this is not the case. Each one of these has been vastly different from the others, and The Wolverine is no exception. With its Japanese setting and intimate story, The Wolverine presents us with a new and very unique kind of superhero movie. Unlike the other typical movies of its genre, The Wolverine does not rotate around some world-saving plot, but rather focuses on individuals fighting other individuals, as well as themselves. Most of the film follows Logan as he rushes around Japan with Mariko, the gorgeous daughter who has some men shady interests pursuing her. This premise lends itself to some interesting action sequences that make good use of the local environment. There are plenty of swordfights mixed into these battles: swordfights that actually make sense in the context of the movie. A fun, albeit occasionally predictable, end of summer flick.