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The Wolverine (2013)

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When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.

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In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own near-immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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The fight of his life will be for his own. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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26 July 2013 (USA)  »

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Wolverine 2  »

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$120,000,000 (estimated)

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$53,113,752 (USA) (26 July 2013)

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$132,550,960 (USA) (29 November 2013)
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Early drafts would have had Logan as the only mutant character. See more »

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Logan and Mariko catch a shinkansen (bullet train) from Ueno Station and head South West towards Nagasaki. This would require them to change trains at Tokyo Station, the next stop from Ueno Station. Additionally, where they board the bullet train, you can see the sunny sky between the roofs above the boarding platforms. Boarding for the shinkansen at Ueno Station is deep underground. See more »

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[an air raid begins on Nagasaki. At a prison camp, a young lieutenant sets all the prisoners free]
Young Yashida: You! Go! Go!
Logan: [in a pit] That was a B-29, bub. There's no outrunning what's coming. You're better off down here. I'd hurry if I were you.
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Entertaining with some great action scenes but far from perfect
1 October 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Decent enough movie although far from perfect showcasing (an often) shirtless Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine in an X-Men spin off. This opens with Logan living as an Alaskan bush man (bearded, drinking lots, camping in the open woods) as he's still mourning the death of Jean Grey. He then travels to Japan to visit a dying old friend and learns that there's a way he can remove his immortality, but soon gets caught up in a conspiracy involving his friends devious family and the Yakuza.

This was a bit all over the place as parts of it were very good and others were long, drawn out (even a bit dull at times) It is filled with some great action scenes though (the train sequence was cool, the funeral/Yakuza kidnapping, the final battle with the Samari 'Real Steel' robot -exciting) and Hugh Jackman looks amazing, wow he must have spent some hours in the gym.

I liked the flashback sequences to WWll in Nagasaki. I didn't really understand the propose of the Jean Grey dream (fantasies?) especially when Logan is sleeping with other women. I liked that this took place almost exclusively in Japan -refreshing. There were some things that didn't make sense (like Logan's claws) and just assorted other plot holes I chose to ignore. The motivation from the bad guys was also a bit vague but whatever.

As a whole, an entertaining movie though, make sure to watch past the closing credits for a bonus scene. 9/19/15


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