Mini movie reviews: Wolverine, 2 Guns

 


Let World-Herald film critic Bob Fischbach catch you up to speed with two new flicks in the theater.

Wolverine (PG-13) Buff and brooding Hugh Jackman stars as the summer’s latest comic-book superhero struggling with issues of identity and purpose. Jackman brings grit and heart to the X-Men mutant role, but the movie set in Japan eventually succumbs to a violent, digitally driven, anticlimacatic climax. Suitable for teens. 2.5 stars.

2 Guns (R) Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg team as undercover agents infiltrating a Mexican drug cartel, but neither knows the other is a good guy. The two have excellent comedic chemistry, which makes this far-fetched, violent action pic work. So do supporting performances by Edward James Olmos and Bill Paxton. Mature older teens only. 2.5 stars.

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