Saturday, July 5, 2014
It's always nice to see Hiroyuki Sanada in any movie, and he's quite good in this as the leader of the Black Ninja Clan. I had to laugh as I saw the ninja attack... they are still doing flips pointlessly through the air while being "quiet". All I could think of was the scene in WAYNE'S WORLD where he opens up the door to a ninja training scene. Or any countless lousy ninja movie. In a movie filled with some borderline great action scenes, this seems beyond cliche.
Viper. It took me a while to figure out that's who she was, since I didn't remember her being a mutant. And since she isn't one in the comics, well, I think I can be forgiven. The battle with Wolvie and the Silver Samurai is well done, in fact, I really like most of the fight scenes- a notable lack of bullet time really helps them flow.
So I liked it, despite the silly title- when has he ever been called THE Wolverine? That was pointless, aside from being able to use the name in a different way. It's not an earth shattering adventure, but it is enjoyable. Could have used just a touch more humor though. And I can't have been the only person who said "There can be only one" when he went all HIGHLANDER on the Silver Samurai.