[rating=3]Starring: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyoki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Haruhiko Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee, Ken Yamamura and Famke Janssen
Writer(s): Mark Bomback and Scott Frank (Christopher McQuarrie worked on the script but was not given a credit), from material by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller
Director(s): James Mangold
For the sixth (and certainly not last) time, Hugh Jackman has donned the twin sets of adamantium “claws” of “Wolverine”, aka “Logan” although he was born James Howlett. The Wolverine takes place following the events of the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand. Logan is living alone near a remote town in the Yukon. He comes to town to take care of something and encounters “Yukio” (Rila Fukushima). She has been searching for him at the behest of “Ichiro Yashida” (Haruhiko Yamanouchi). He is the head of the largest corporation in Asia and it turns out that Logan saved his life during World War II. Yashida is dying and wants to thank Logan for the life he has led, and to give him a gift.