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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.

Director:

James Mangold

Writers:

Mark Bomback (screenplay), Scott Frank (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Logan
Tao Okamoto ... Mariko
Rila Fukushima ... Yukio
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Shingen
Svetlana Khodchenkova ... Viper
Brian Tee ... Noburo
Hal Yamanouchi ... Yashida (as Haruhiko Yamanouchi)
Will Yun Lee ... Harada
Ken Yamamura ... Young Yashida
Famke Janssen ... Jean Grey
Nobutaka Aoyagi Nobutaka Aoyagi ... Security
Seiji Funamoto Seiji Funamoto ... Servant
Shinji Ikefuji ... Pock-Face
Qyoko Kudo ... Aya
Nobuaki Kakuda Nobuaki Kakuda ... Buddhist Priest
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Storyline

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 near-immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When enemies rise... when immortality ends... the ultimate battle begins. 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK | Australia | Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

26 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wolverine 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,113,752, 28 July 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$132,556,852

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$414,828,246
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Edition)

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Atmos | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

David Leitch says the stunt work in this film is more gritty, and grounded in reality, in contrast to the previous films. They have decided to tackle more of the stunts using practical means, and not rely as much on post-production CGI. See more »

Goofs

Pretty much everything about the Nagasaki bombing is wrong. In the film...

  • ...the planes are coming in low enough to be clearly seen
  • ...it is sunny weather with few clouds
  • ...there is a panic, as if onlookers know what is about to happen
  • ...the bomb carries an audible whistle, and falls only for a few seconds
  • ...the explosion focal point is at ground level
  • ...the initial heat/light flash is rather harmless
  • ...the detonation is shown as a black smoke-ball
  • ...the sound is heard immediately on detonation
  • ...the shock-wave carries fire with it


...where as in reality: it was a cloudy day; the destruction of Hiroshima was not widely known, so there was no panic; the small number of planes was dismissed as a reconnaissance flight; they came in at high altitude, above 30 000 feet / 9000 meters; the bomb did not carry a whistle, and fell for nearly a minute; the explosion happened at 500 meters altitude; the initial flash would have instantly scorched and blinded Yashida severely; the explosion was silent until several seconds later at that distance; the initial fireball was larger, and was not black smoke; the sound from it took several seconds to reach that distance; the shock-wave would have come sooner to the camp; the shock-wave did not carry fire with it, certainly not to the point of creating a raging but short-lived fire storm.

However(!) all of that is a dream, within a dream, in a universe slightly different from ours. 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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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 »

Connections

Version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) See more »

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Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
Written by Terry Edward Draper and John Woloschuk (as John William Woloschuk)
Performed and Produced by Tara Busch
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User Reviews

Best Wolverine to date
24 July 2013 | by mikechineaSee all my reviews

Saw The Wolverine. Masterfully choreographed action and best train fight scene ever. The best Wolverine yet and Hugh Jackman delivers. Thoughtfully paced with a perfect blend of action and story. You don't need to know anything about the previous movies since this one can stand alone. The story may get in the way at times for those who only enjoy mindless action. I will go see it again without the 3D effect to see if that made any difference. The only drawback for me was the glare from theater stair's runner lights on my 3D glasses but that had nothing to do with the movie. They threw in a nice little surprise for the true fans just after the end credits started to roll.


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