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The Wolverine (2013)

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Wolverine comes to Japan to meet an old friend whose life he saved years ago, and gets embroiled in a conspiracy involving yakuza and mutants.

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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:

The hero. The fugitive. The warrior. The survivor. The legend. 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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Details

Country:

USA | UK

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

In the comics, Yukio is known for short hair and black leather outfits. In this movie, Yukio has long red hair, and wears clothes influenced mostly by Generation X and animé. See more »

Goofs

The Nagasaki bomb was released from an altitude of 28,900 feet (roughly half a mile) and detonated at a height of approximately 2,000 feet. The plane (shown at the beginning of the film as two planes) is depicted at being only a couple of thousand feet up. 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

SPOILER: There is a scene in the closing credits: as Wolverine enters an airport security check, he comes face to face with Magneto and Professor X, who request his assistance for a new threat to mutants. This leads into X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). See more »

Alternate Versions

Forthcoming Blu-ray release will feature an extended director's cut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Top Gear: Episode #20.4 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Dragon Dance
Written by Luke Steele and Hugh Jardon
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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User Reviews

The best X-Men related film yet.

I went into this movie with high expectations, and hoping to see the Wolverine unleash his fury on his enemies,and I was not disappointed. The action in this movie is unbelievable. Without giving too much away, I would say that the fighting in this movie was extremely well choreographed, and had some amazing weapon fights in it.

Another thing that I have loved about this movie from the very beginning is that it is set in mostly modern Japan. To me Japan really is a beautiful country, that is rarely seen in comic book films, and made for very interesting fight scenes and theme to the story arc overall.

The story was also well done in part as I mentioned before to the unique setting, as well as some of the characters like the mutant Reptile.It also plays around with the very core of Wolverine's mutant powers, and takes it in a very interesting direction that keeps fans on the edge of their seat throughout the movie.

My only very minor disappointment was in a part of the ending which was slightly predictable. Besides that however this was easily one of the best movies to come out this year, and it is a must see for Wolverine, and X-Men fans alike.


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