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The Wolverine -- 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.
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The Wolverine -- 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.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Mark Bomback (screenplay) and
Scott Frank (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 July 2013 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
When he's most vulnerable, he's most dangerous. See more »
Plot:
When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Quite good superhero fare, but never great See more (553 total) »

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Also Known As:
"Wolverine: Samurai" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language
Runtime:
126 min | 138 min (Extended Edition)
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Trivia:
When they shot in Japan, the crew wasn't able to completely lock off the streets, so they shot guerrilla style with a Japanese crew trying to block normal people from getting in shots. This movie features a chase sequence that takes place in the city streets of Japan, with Silver Samurai in black leather, with a bow and arrow, running around on roof tops trying to shoot Logan down. A real-world feel in a contemporary city. The cast of the film is almost entirely Japanese.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Logan and Mariko run into a small Japanese casino, they run into a room to take shelter from the people chasing them. You hear only three shots but you see six. First, from Logan side, the mobster misses two shoots, the third shot is seen denting the door and a fourth one also dents the door lower than the first. Then, from the mobster side there's only a dent again but he shoots twice more and the second dent is higher than first.See more »
Quotes:
[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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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Quite good superhero fare, but never great, 2 December 2015
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

THE WOLVERINE is a second spin off from the X-MEN franchise centred around Hugh Jackman's titular character. The first, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE was a distinctly average viewing experience, although this one's a little better. It's not the stuff of greatness, but it has novelty value which makes it more entertaining than others I've seen.

The story in a nutshell is Wolverine in Japan. The good news is that this allows a cast of Japanese supporting actors to shine, although most of them have very thin characters that seem based on cliché rather than experience. There's the damsel-in-distress, the evil black sheep family member, the old man obsessed with immortality. However, I was delighted to see Hiroyuki Sanada in a Hollywood film again (even though he's once more given a one-dimensional role, just like in RUSH HOUR 3) and surprised to notice Hal Yamanouchi (star of ENDGAME and a dozen other trashy Italian sci-fi flicks of the 1980s) in a pivotal role.

The film's execution is fine, although the story is never quite as thrilling or expertly-made as I'd been led to believe. It's Jackman and his love interest against various competing bad guys. Jackman is bulked up but his acting is on autopilot. There's a ton of bloodless action scenes, and they do feel a little grittier than in the usual superhero outing, although the train set-piece has the same about of cheesy CGI as in the Thai flick VENGEANCE OF AN ASSASSIN. THE WOLVERINE does the job, and if you're a huge X-Men fan you might like it more. Me, I lightly enjoyed it, but it's not something I'd be in a hurry to watch again.

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