“The Wolverine”

August 3rd, 2013 at 10:35 am by under A Look at the Movies

Three-Star

Rated PG-13

2 hours 5 minutes

 Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen

The further adventures of “The Wolverine” takes the conflicted superhero to the far east, where he spends as much time struggling with his self-doubts as he does clawing his way through an endless array of Samurai warriors.

Hugh Jackman’s vivid performance along with the slick production values makes “The Wolverine” an enjoyable escape from reality.

In spite of “The Wolverine’s” obvious physical gifts, he’ll rest easy just being like everyone else, which If he was, wouldn’t make for much of a movie. “The Wolverine’s” struggle against the mystical forces of the Orient makes for a lively, super heroic adventure, and just like “Spiderman” Jackman can also handle himself well atop a speeding train.

Leave it to seductive Famke Janssen to prove this Mutant is all too human. Aside from Jackman’s psychological anguish verifying his dramatic chops, he’s quite the swashbuckler as he pursues his impossible dream. Super hero action fantasies don’t usually benefit from as fine a star performance as Jackman delivers.

What can I say? The man’s a major league performer, who deserves most of the credit for “The Wolverine” nailing 3 stars.

Go, enjoy “The Wolverine”, you won’t be disappointed, and don’t forget the popcorn.

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