The original Edward Scissorhands

The original Edward Scissorhands

Now the summer is getting interesting. I’ve bathed multiple times to get the stench and bile of Into Darkness off me. No, I won’t use the words “Star” and “Trek” with that film anymore. But I digress.

Let me first say that after the disappointing outings of X:Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and then after the onslaught of Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor, leading up to the release of The Avengers, I had considered Wolverine to be kind of on the decline.

But here’s a trailer that looks awesome. I love the fact that Wolverine is in Japan, adds a dynamism to a superhero movie that I don’t recall seeing ever. Yeah, Batman was in China in Dark Knight, but that was for a hot minute. Either the filmmakers are sourcing more from the Wolverine comic character’s past (as I recall, Wolverine spent years in Japan, even had a lover named Yukio, I believe)…OR…they want to pull in more of those overseas dollars. So this is the perfect storm of verisimilitude and Hollywood greed.

Also looks like we’ve some Kill Bill action and if I’m not mistaken, there’s a quick shot where it looks like Wolverine has bogarted Batman’s batglider.  I just don’t want to see Wolverine getting his ass kicked in every fight. Wolverine, with his foot long claws, has very little recourse but to kill when he fights, so it usually means he has to take a beating from the bad guy, and killing characters left and right isn’t good for the longevity of a movie franchise. But I hope they can work around this problem. Have him engage more henchmen, they’re expendable.

So, after seeing this trailer, I’m looking forward to this movie.

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