Re: What didn't you like about the film?
Originally Posted by Taka
Even if Harada was not in this film, that wouldn't have given them the space to add in an entire subplot about Wolverine training in marital arts. Basically the core of Logan's arc in this film is him dealing with the death of Jean as well as coming to terms with his who he is. This is achieved primarily through his relationship with Mariko, and one of the things I applaud this movie on is allowing that relationship room to really breathe. Adding another story with Logan training with Ogun would have simply been to much and as others have said Logan's past training with Ogun wasn't even mentioned in the mini-series that this film is inspired by. Furthermore, I think its more meaningful to make Logan's relationship with Mariko the thing that helps him move on rather than martial arts training which I don't really see as something that would allow Logan to get rid of this guilt and accept who he is.
I think the whole Ronin aspect is still in the film because when the movie begins Logan is no longer with the X-men. The X-men fought on behalf of their leader for the sake of human and mutant co-existence. Now Logan is no longer with them and is completely rudderless, so in a sense he has become a ronin.
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