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In modern-day Japan, Wolverine is sent by an old acquaintance for his thanks, but all changes when ruthless gangs, an enforcer which is able to take away mutant powers, and a kingpin takes over.

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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 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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Wolverine 2  »

Box Office

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$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$132,550,960 (USA) (29 November 2013)
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Trivia

Simon Kinberg wrote the mid-credits sequence, and it was shot on the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). See more »

Goofs

The plane drops the atomic bomb on Nagasaki from a low altitude. In fact it was flying at 30 000 feet (9100 metres) and would not have been visible in this way above the city. 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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Followed by Untitled Wolverine Sequel (2017) See more »

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Onna, Kanashi, Otona
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Performed by Sexy Otonajan
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Improvement over X-Men Origins: Wolverine
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During WWII, prisoner Logan (Hugh Jackman) saved the life of Yashida when the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Now Yashida, on his deathbed, proposes to return the favor. Logan is haunted by the death of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) promising never to inflict violence. Yukio (Rila Fukushima) retrieves Logan from America. She's a great warrior with the ability to see people's future deaths. Yashida tells him that he could transfer his immortality to another. Then he's attacked by Dr. Green/Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova). Yashida's granddaughter Mariko (Tao Okamoto) is in danger and Logan steps in to save her.

As often is the case with Wolverine, he starts off living in isolation. Going to Japan is a very interesting move for his character. His loner mentality is perfect there. I really like the first half. It has great action and some fitting humor. It also has good intrigue. The second half does take a break. I'm not impressed with Tao Okamoto's acting. She has one tone and her character lacks energy. On the other hand, I really like Rila Fukushima. She exudes energy and has more fun in her character. She's a good sidekick to Wolverine. The final battle do drag on a little too long. Overall, this has a good look, some good action, and a little bit of humor. Director James Mangold does a good job pulling it all together.


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