When you look at the recent superhero movies, you will surely notice a trend of going darker. More intense at emotional level, rather than just having CGI crafted action sequences and jaw dropping pace filled events. Christopher Nolan must be credited for this change. Some may like it, others may not. But as the formula was successful, every other Superhero movie tried to acquire the emotional context of The Dark Knight series, leaving behind the script part. The Wolverine is trying hard to give Logan an emotional angle but failing in storyline.
Hugh Jackman appears as Logan (aka The Wolverine) for the sixth time on screen. It is more than any other superhero franchise protagonist. It can be a negative trait too. 13 years since X-Men released and one actor playing the same character over and over again may lose its genuineness. But this time, it is not about the actor, it is about the film.
This film can be directly treated as successor to the X-Men Origins: Wolverine released in 2009. This time, Wolverine has to fight in Japan. Film opens in World War II Nagasaki. The Japanese town is having nuclear attack. Logan saves a Japanese officer Yashida from the attack. Story then switches to present time. Logan is haunted by the memories of his lover Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), whom he previously killed. Meanwhile, Yashida (now a successful businessman) counting his last breaths, seeks for Wolverine. Logan is taken to Japan by a mysterious redhead Yukio (acquaintance of Yashida). Yashida is hoping that Wolverine will give donate is ability to heal and in return Wolverine will be given the boon of mortality.
Setting these immensely innovative and entertaining premise, film miserably fails to carry on the flavor introduced before. Rest of the film remains to be the Father-Son, Father-Daughter clashes in Yashida family and a subplot involving Mariko (Granddaughter of Yashida) –Wolverine love story.
The Wolverine is having every possible element for the audience to remain stick on their seats for two hours. Film is beautifully shot and action sequences are filmed very nicely. Fight on Bullet Train is cherry on top (awesome in 3D). But still, story of the film is weak and most of the times, predictable. Lack of mutants has turned this film into a just another action movie.
The Wolverine has no charm of the original X-Men trilogy. Logan is just another action hero with Adamantium in his body. All together, The Wolverine is another “Taken” movie with Liam Nesson replaced by our clawed and flawed superhero.
The Wolverine movie show timings in nashik.
9:00am 2:25 7:55 10:30pm
2.Cinemax: College Road,Big Bazaar Building, Near Vitthal Mandir, College Road, Nashik
3.Cinemax: City Centre Mall,City Centre Mall, Untwadi Road, Nashik
9:00 11:45am 5:30pm
4.Big Cinemas: Divya,Purab Paschim Plaza,Trimurti Chowk, Opp Post Office, Cidco, Nashik
10:45am 1:30 7:45 10:30pm