THE WOLVER­INE

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

8.55PM, TDT

An­other solo out­ing for that metal- clawed, mut­ton­chopped X- Men mu­tant Wolver­ine ( aka Lo­gan) turns out to be some­thing of a re­turn to form. Never ab­so­lutely es­sen­tial, but never a waste of your pre­cious time. The story un­folds largely in Ja­pan, where Lo­gan ( a ripped and som­bre Hugh Jackman) has emerged from years of ex­ile to do battle with the Yakuza, some ninja archers and ev­ery free­lance hit­man in the land. Yep, it is mostly a fi ght movie, oc­ca­sion­ally a chase movie, and that is all. Set- piece com­bat se­quences range from quite good to truly great. A heart- stop­ping fi veminute scrap on the roof of a bul­let train is one of the great stand- alone ac­tion scenes.

Claws out: Hugh Jackman heads to Ja­pan in his own X- Men fi lm with The Wolver­ine.

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