The Wolverine (2013)

When he's most vulnerable, he's most dangerous.

Blu-ray, 2h 6min
Rating: 6.7
Votes: 436778
Languages: English, Japanese
Director: James Mangold

Plots

Wolverine comes to Japan to meet an old friend whose life he saved years ago, and gets embroiled in a conspiracy involving yakuza and mutants. - Dann-Fonda

In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own near-immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. - Twentieth Century Fox

Logan has been living a desolate life following the death of Jean Grey at his hands. A Japanese girl goes to see him, and tells him that a man he knew in World War II, and saved his life, is now dying and wants to see him. When he sees him, the man offers to make Logan mortal, but Logan refuses. Later, the man dies. At his funeral, some men try to grab the man's granddaughter. Logan saves her, but when they shoot him, Logan doesn't heal. They continue to go to a place where the girl feels safe. But men keep on finding them and the doctor who was treating the man, asks a Samurai who pledged to protect the girl, to bring her Logan. Logan still continues to deal with what happened to Jean. - rcs0411@yahoo.com

Logan has become a hermit, living in the woods alone and haunted by nightmares with Jean Grey. One day, the Japanese girl Yukio, who is skilled with a samurai sword, visits Logan and tells that her grandfather, the powerful businessman Yashida, is dying and wants to see him for the last time before dying. Yashida was a Japanese soldier that Logan saved the life of in Nagasaki in the World War II. Logan travels Japan with Yukio and the moribund Yashida offers mortality to Logan, transferring his gift to him, but Logan does not accept the offer. While sleeping, Logan has a weird dream with Yashida's doctor Viper and soon Yashida dies. Logan stays for the funeral and the Yakuza tries to abduct Yashida's granddaughter Mariko during the ceremony. Logan saves and flees with Mariko, but he is shot and does not heal the wounds. Logan protects Mariko and tries to find what has happened to him. - Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A haunted Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) journeys to Japan to bid an old friend farewell, and gets drawn into a conflict involving ninja and Yakuza in a stand-alone spin-off set following the events of X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), and preceding the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). The story begins in Nagasaki. As a B-29 bomber appears in the sky and air-raid sirens howl, panicked Japanese troops begin committing harakiri (ritual suicide). Terrified, yet unwilling to sacrifice his own life, young soldier Yashida takes cover in a heavily fortified prison pit containing the immortal mutant Wolverine, who shields him from a deadly blast. Decades later, Wolverine has sworn off violence after he was forced to kill his beloved Jean Grey (Famke Janssen). He's confronting a hunter who has been using illegal, poison-tipped arrows when the sword-wielding Yukio (Rila Fukushima) comes to his aid, and summons him to Japan at the behest of the dying Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi), now the head of Japan's largest and most powerful tech giant. Just hours before passing away, Yashida implores Wolverine to protect his granddaughter Mariko (Tao Okamato), whom he has personally chosen to take over the family business, much to the chagrin of her plotting father Shingen (Hiroyuki Sanada). When the Yakuza attempt a high-profile kidnapping of Mariko during Yashida's funeral, Wolverine comes to her rescue, and receives some much needed help from enigmatic ninja Harada (Will Yun Lee). Narrowly escaping with their lives, Wolverine and Mariko go into hiding with the Yakuza and ruthless mutant Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova) hot on their trail. But the battle is far from over, and with Wolverine's healing powers mysteriously diminished, he may not be able to protect Mariko for long.

Decades after the devastating bombing of Nagasaki, a reclusive Logan finds himself tortured by guilt and the heavy burden of Wolverine's alter ego, right after the life-altering events of X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). However, things will take a turn for the unexpected, when an insistent invitation to Japan brings Logan face to face with the faded memories of World War II, and the dying Japanese tech-magnate, Yashida. Now, his hidden agenda and a bold kidnapping attempt push the Wolverine beyond his physical and mental limits, as the once-invulnerable superhero is challenged, for the first time in his life, with the inevitability of death. But, is the powerful Wolverine cut out for an ordinary life and a normal end? - X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)