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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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The hero. The fugitive. The warrior. The survivor. The legend. 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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Release Date:

26 July 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wolverine 2  »

Box Office


$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Rila Fukushima spent a month of training in preparation for the film, doing basic muscle training and working with swords. See more »


When Wolverine and Yukio came to Noburo place, in the car Yukio cries and her eyes are wet. In the second after that, her eyes are dry. See more »


[first lines]
[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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What Might Have Been
26 June 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is basically a tale of two movies. I know Hugh Jackman wanted this movie to be an adaptation of the classic Chris Claremont/Frank Miller comic book mini-series. You can see bits of that story here. But then you have this other stuff, far removed from that story, that seems to be studio-imposed and ultimately hurts what could have been one of the best comic book movies to date. The good stuff, the stuff worth watching this for, are the slower, quieter parts of the story. The Wolverine and Mariko parts, basically. But all of the special effects-heavy parts and the loud, flashy action sequences suck and take away from the impact the movie would have otherwise had. There's probably no better example than the different climactic battle scenes. Wolverine vs Shingen is a much more powerful, emotional scene than the shallow, garish stuff with Viper and a guy in robot armor.

I don't really blame James Mangold. No doubt it was Fox's interference that caused the problems and also caused Darren Aronofsky to bail before filming. You can see a better movie underneath this one. But Fox didn't have the guts to make that movie. Probably felt it wasn't commercial enough. Needed more robots and CGI fights on top of a speeding train. Still, it's good enough to watch and enjoy most of it. It's certainly miles better than the last Wolverine movie. But I can't help but feel sad thinking about what might have been. They very well could have given Wolverine his own 'Batman Begins' but instead we get just another watchable popcorn movie with hints at something more substantial.

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