Thanks in no small part to the input of director James Mangold ("Walk the Line"), Hugh Jackman gives his "X-Men" character another reboot in this well-staged adventure.
An appeal from an old friend (Hal Yamanouchi) to protect his daughter (Tao Okamato) sets Wolverine on a mission in contemporary Japan, where he faces not only other enemies - including one atop a bullet train in a fabulous action sequence - but also the one within himself. And, as always whenever Jackman tackles this role, special kudos to his physical trainer. DVD extras: "making-of"documentary. *** (PG-13 and unrated versions: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)