I want this movie to work but I have extremely low expectations. The reason being that until this point filmmakers have ignored a characteristic that is at the very core of who Wolverine was and what he became. IMHO what made Wolverine compelling aside from his amnesiac sense of honor was his battle with his inner beast. The fury that would often over take him and cause him to lose control and endanger those close to him. His desire to redeem himself from the things he had done as a result of indulging his inner beast shaped him becoming the hero he is. It was my understanding, fanboys correct me if I'm wrong, that this inner struggle is why he quested to Japan. He hoped learning the way of the Samurai would allow him to control his rage. Sure they touched on it in a couple scenes but Fox never really embraced his inner demon. His nightmare induced clawings. His brawl with Strykers attacking forces in the mansion. But they simply skimmed the surface and never let the animal loose. Hell! In his origin movie he was the nicest mutant black ops killer there ever was! Other than standing around while his buddies went to town slaughtering a village, which he eventually stopped, there is nothing for which he needs to feel guilty. Without the beast there is no reason he should be ostracized from his own kind. There is no reason to seek solitude or to journey to Japan to save his soul. Denying this aspect of Wolverine basically waters down the character to the point of being a boy scout with claws and some growling. Wolverine needs to get real bloody before he can get clean and I dont see Fox as the studio with the balls to take that risk.