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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yashida (as Haruhiko Yamanouchi)
Nobutaka Aoyagi ...
Seiji Funamoto ...
Nobuaki Kakuda ...
Buddhist Priest


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 he's most vulnerable, he's most dangerous. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to James Mangold, this film is influenced by the Japanese samurai films 13 Assassins (2010) and Hiroshi Inagaki's Musashi Miyamoto Samurai trilogy; the Westerns Shane (1953) and The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976); the crime films The French Connection (1971) and Chinatown (1974); and the dramas Black Narcissus (1947), Floating Weeds (1959), Chungking Express (1994) and Happy Together (1997). See more »


When Wolverine is attacked at the hotel and falls off the balcony he is shot in his left shoulder. When he awakens, the vet has stitched a bullet wound on his right shoulder. 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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Crazy Credits

Rounded-rectangle encompassed full-screen credit: "The making and authorized distribution of this film supported over 15,000 jobs and involved hundreds of thousands of work hours." See more »


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User Reviews

Great Adaptation
11 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For those wondering why this movie has such a low rating, it could be due to the fact that tons of reviews are a 3 out of 10 based on facts the reviewers missed when watching the movie. Tons and tons of reviews complain about plot holes, when said plot holes were addressed in the movie themselves and weren't really holes at all. So don't take the low rating to heart.

This movie has some amazing action and acting. You get to see the character of Logan lost and adrift, start to learn about what it means to exist in a world where all those around him are mortal and will die. The scenery is great, the acting is great and the story follows pretty well the comic to the screen. Are their differences, yes, quite a few. So if you are one of those types that can't appreciate the two mediums for being different and having to portray stories differently, then don't watch this movie.

Overall this movie has a great story that keeps you engrossed in the movie. You quite often can feel the anguish and loneliness that Logan feels. You also get to see The Wolverine as the lead, as the loner and as the bad ass he really is. You see him fight with who he really is and what he wishes he could be. For a comic movie, the story is much deeper than usual and makes for a great watch.

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