Okay so I'm going to start off and say that I love the X-Men series. I've enjoyed each and every one of the movies. I know a lot of people disliked the first Wolverine movie but there are a couple reason why I enjoyed. First, it's an X-Men movie, Second, Hugh Jackson is just great, and Third, this movie had Gambit. I've been in love with Gambit since the cartoons when I was kid so when they finally added him to the X-men movies it didn't matter if it was amazing or just mediocre.
So The Wolverine takes place after X-Men The Last Stand. Logan is having a hard time dealing with the death of Jean that he decides on stepping back and ends up pulling back from being the hero and moving to the Yukon away from anybody he can hurt.
Well after some hunters doing something to piss him off he finds Yukio, and she's great. She explains to Logan that a man that he saved years ago wants to thank him again before he dies. Logan agrees and heads to Japan where this man gives him an offer he may or may not be able to pass up.
The man, Yashida, offers to take Logan's immortality away making him human and allowing him to die. Wolverine leaves not giving Yashida what he wants. Yashida finally succumbs to his illness and his fortune passes to his granddaughter Mariko. She immediately has someone trying to kill her so Wolverine stays to protect her with the help of Yukio.
As Wolverine sleeps Yashida's doctor slips into the room and using her mutant power she is able to suppress Wolverine's healing abilities, she is known as Viper, and she is snake like, you know with the snake tongue and shedding of the skin, she's kind of cool.
Wolverine trying to protect Mariko is vulnerable due his mutant power being suppressed and becomes injured allowing him and Mariko to get closer. As this is all happening Jean Grey is coming to him in dreams asking him to come to her, meaning to kill himself so they can be together again, it's kind of sad. At the end we find out someone who is supposed to be dead isn't dead and with the help of Viper he tries to kill Wolverine but you know Wolverine.... I don't want to give too much away.
I will tell you is that stay for the credits, just the first batch in the Marvel theme and right after that is a lovely little Easter Egg. It's not too huge but it didn't make me smile, okay well smile isn't the right word, how about grin like a fool. LOL.
Overall the movie was good. Not fantastic but not horrible either. I found that the cameras during some running scenes were too shaky and it was making me a little nauseous but other than that I have nothing to complain about. Also Jean Grey's hair is amazing, I'm thinking possibly that for my next colour. :)
So The Wolverine gets my 'V' stamp of approval. If you have a love for X-Men and comic book movies this is completely up your alley.