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The Wolverine (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  26 July 2013 (USA)
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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 immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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When enemies rise... when immortality ends... the ultimate battle begins. 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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$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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"The Wolverine" is a big improvement over the last Wolverine movie
18 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" came out five years ago, which it receive many mixed or negative reviews by critics and fans alike were not satisfied with the final results on how the movie did. I used to love it, but not anymore because "The Wolverine" is a big improvement over the last Wolverine movie. James Mangold is a much capable director to make the Wolverine movie as it should be. The last Wolverine movie tried to be a character study, but it was poorly executed; this movie did better. The story is well told and it does manage to be more faithful to the Wolverine comics because our main character does go to Japan, and fall in love with Mariko. Hugh Jackman gives an amazing performance, and should be more proud for this movie. Jackman admitted it that the last Wolverine movie didn't do well as he thought it would. The rest of the Japanese cast all did well for there parts. Famke Janssen returning as Jean Grey did fine, but nothing special I can say. I can say that for Wolverine's character does work for his downer side because he kill Jean on the third X-Men, and we do actually feel bad for him. The music by Marco Beltrami is actually really good, which it does differ from Harry Gregson- Williams's score. The special effects are much better than the last one, and thankfully, the claws went back from CG to practical. The movie did kept me interest for what is going on, and never I got bored from it. The third act is what most people complained about. To me, I don't think its that bad as what others say. I still think is on par with the first two acts of the movie, and never thought it was that campy. If it was, then maybe the first two acts would be campy, and it be like watching Joel Schumacher's Batman movies. I mean you got to least have some action in the third act, where we do go into a big climax like most other superhero movies. To be honest, I did not grew up with X-Men that much because I was more a Batman fan. I grew up with the show a bit, but not the comics; its just how I see it, and how I feel about it. If you don't like how the third act went that is fine, but I don't think its really that bad. My only problem is that I wish if this movie treats "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" like it never exist, but if its here to stay so be it. "The Wolverine" is by far my favorite X-Men because I was more intrigued to the Wolverine than any other X-Men characters. If "X-Men: Days of Future Past" tops this movie, then it might be my favorite. I give "The Wolverine" a 10 out of 10.

UPDATE: I originally give this movie a 9 out of 10, but now I am giving it a 10 out of 10 because I just saw "X-Men Days of Future Past" in theaters which made my problems go away. See my review for "X-Men: Days of Future Past," and no it will not contain any spoilers. Thank you.


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