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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Logan
... Mariko
... Yukio
... Shingen
... Viper
... Noburo
... Yashida (as Haruhiko Yamanouchi)
... Harada
... Young Yashida
... Jean Grey
Nobutaka Aoyagi ... Security
Seiji Funamoto ... Servant
... Pock-Face
... Aya
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

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When enemies rise... when immortality ends... the ultimate battle begins. 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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26 July 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wolverine 2  »

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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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to James Mangold, this film is influenced by the Japanese samurai films Jûsan-nin no shikaku (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 »

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The pit where Logan is imprisoned is not a water well because it's too close to sea level AND to the shoreline to ever contain fresh water. It's not a torture or prison pit because it has a formed concrete bunker on top with gun slits. It's not a gun emplacement because it contains no gun mount, and the floor is too far below the slits for anyone to stand and fire. It's not a bunker because its only access is via the fully-exposed manhole cover, and there are no stairs for people to climb down for cover. The short chain ladder at the bottom would be useless since it's not functional for someone at the bottom, and it can't be removed or emplaced by someone at the top. Since the pit is part of a dream made out of vague memories, it can be incoherent. See more »

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[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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Sono Tokiga Kurumade
Written by DJ PMX, K Dub Shine (as K DUB SHINE)
Performed by DJ PMX feat. K Dub Shine (as K DUB SHINE)
Courtesy of Victor Entertainment, Inc.
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This could be the Wolverine movie fans always wanted.
23 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

2009's X-men Origins: Wolverine was received negatively by both critics and the majority of the fans of the character. Now the character has a chance to redeem himself with this year's the Wolverine and for the most part he does. This film has really tried to please the fans as it was loosely based on the beloved Japan story line from the comics and it is clear that the film has tried to fix the problems that were complained about in the previous solo Wolverine film. Despite taking place after the events of X-men: The Last Stand this film attempts to distance itself from the rest of the X-men characters and story and focuses solely on the Wolverine character and as a result this film feels very different to all previous X-men films. This allows for the best portrayal of Wolverine's character that we have seen so far and Hugh Jackman also delivers his best performance of the character to date. I really enjoyed the pacing of the film as well because although it was a face paced action film it wasn't afraid to slow things down and develop the characters and the relationships between them. However it never slows down for too long before it picks up the pace with another action scene. The action in this film is also very well done because every sequence is creative and has a purpose so it never feels like the mindless action we've come to expect in big budget summer films. Humour is also used effectively in this film as the writers take advantage of Wolverine's IDGAF attitude. However the film isn't perfect as there is one other mutant character that occasionally seems slightly out of place and some people might find her character a bit too over the top. Also from time to time it does feel like they are playing it too safe to insure that they don't make any of the same mistakes as the last Wolverine film. Overall The Wolverine, although not perfect, is a fun superhero film that gets a lot of things right about what makes the Wolverine character so popular.


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