When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
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
This is the second movie in the franchise without any opening credits. The title is not shown until the end of the movie. See more »
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 »
[an air raid begins on Nagasaki. At a prison camp, a young lieutenant sets all the prisoners free]
You! Go! Go!
[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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This is the first X-Film to not have the title in the opening; it appears at the end of the film. See more »
I've been a fair fan of the series of the whole. Even the weaker installments I thoroughly enjoyed, so my review is already weighed in favor of this film. I will say even from a critics point of view I thought it was really well done. It's not the standard comic book fairy tale, but more of an intrinsic study of the Wolverine character. He shows a lot of depth and vulnerability in this outing, far more than previous installments. It's a risky but necessary move to see him operate on a balance challenge where he really is prone to death at any moment. The humor is matched well with the drama for an interesting viewing all the way through. All the supporting roles I found interesting as well. I really enjoyed the presence of Yukio who provided invaluable aide despite Wolverine's incessant protests. I found it nice to see his character finally develop some closure after all the time we've get to see him in all his cinematic installments.
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