To start this out, let me say that I’m a big X-Men fan. Well, as far as the television series are concerned, since I’m not quite as into comic books. But the previous movies have been… okay at best. Not super impressed with them compared to the Avengers and such.
But honestly, I don’t like Wolverine. In general, his character is just too gruff or whatever; he’s always angry and violent and doesn’t seem like the most likeable protagonist. I don’t dislike him per say, but he’s not my favorite X-Men. (It’s kinda like how I don’t like the hothead Tahu compared to any of the other Toa Mata.) This is just personal preferences, of course.
But, if I limit myself to Logan-based stories, I have to say that my favorite arcs with him are the ones set in Japan. (And not to mention that the Wolverine Anime, canon or not, was REALLY good.) So when I heard there was a new Wolverine movie coming out and that it was set in Japan, it caught my interest. (And then I just randomly happened to notice that it was opening this weekend, so I was like kay let’s try for a matinee.)
So, um, spoilers??
Um... so that was a bit of rambling. Overall, I liked this movie for the action and characters (and appreciated the Japanese themes that were included with both) and the story was good enough for a comic-book movie. So now I’m rooting for Wolverine? Eh, guess so.