The Wolverine Trailer Holds Eastern Promise

The Wolverine trailer debuted a few days ago, and for the most part seems to have quashed the generally negative buzz that had built up around James Mangold’s upcoming effort.

A dodgy looking train fight aside, this definitely has the potential to be a leaner, more focused X-movie. Viper’s (Svetlana Khodchenkova) inclusion seems somewhat redundant, but the Japanese scenery and ninja/samurai tropes should make for a different kind of Wolverine movie than Origins, which struggled to find its own identity and ended up a convoluted, charmless and pointless prequel. The Wolverine might just be a pleasant surprise, even if it will likely lack the scope and spectacle of Iron Man 3.


The Wolverine - Silver SamuraiThe Wolverine - Viper

Carl Doherty has written about movies, video games, comic books and literature for almost a decade, forging ill-informed critiques for numerous websites, blogs and publications that no one has ever heard of. His debut novel, the epic fantasy comedy Welcome to The Fold, is available now on Kindle here (UK) and here (US).

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