First screened in July 2013
Director: James Mangold. Cast: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee, Haruhiko Yamanouchi, Ken Yamamura, Famke Janssen, Brian Tee, Shinji Ikefuji. Screenplay: Mark Bomback and Scott Frank. Twitter Capsule:
Hugh Jackman becomes Mel Gibson, way into sadomasochistic furors and self-display. Joyless. Weird cultural politics.
Signs of effort; sometimes even too many. I've read a brilliant student essay on its racial politics and post-nuclear semiotics, revealing more here than I saw. But. Still.