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Monday, July 15, 2013

Second Chances: The Wolverine!

While we all know that the X-Men: Origins Wolverine movie was bad, (in a bad way) really bad with the nauseating cliches and all too familiar narrative we are hoping that Wolverine will be able to redeem himself with this upcoming movie: The Wolverine.

The Wolverine is a stand-alone sequel to X-Men: The Last Stand, (X-Men 3) while a direct sequel to the film, X-Men: Days of Future Past (which is also a sequel to the to the prequel film: X-Men: First Class (I know! It's confusing!) is set to be released in 2014. 

Anyways, going back to The Wolverine, the important thing to note here (so you won't be confused) is that The Wolverine is a sequel to The Last Stand where in Logan, had to kill (the unrequited love of his love) Jean Grey/The Phoenix so that he could stop her all out massive destruction. Haunted by his guilt and memories, Logan runs into an old friend. A soldier in Japan, whom he saved 60 years ago during World War II. Now this friend of his has become old and weak and is clinging on to dear life and who has also become a powerful person in Japan. He offers something that Logan has always escaped from -death. 

'Wolverine, without his healing powers-it's another story!' says the Producers of the film and this is the conflict that they played with in the movie. So probably when you watch this movie you won't think 'Ha! It's Wolverine- he will just heal his way through everything!' because this time he won't be able to and that should really make things more interesting indeed. Especially since he is up against, ninjas, the mutant Viper and a Robotic Samurai. Whew! The guy can't get a break now can he? 

The feature video above, compares Wolverine to a 'Ronin' although it has many translations it could also mean 'a Samurai without a cause/purpose', or 'a wandering swordsman' in the case of the famous Ronin - Kenshin Himura, that is where the 'Rurouni' in 'Rurouni Kenshin' comes from.  

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