What's the problem with 20th Century Fox to make a decent Wolverine movie?
Anyone watched this in 3D? Just wondering what the effects were like.
A much stronger film than the previous Wolverine film, it's nice to have a summer film that doesn't forget to develop the characters and is willing to take the time to do so. Whilst essentially another standalone film from the X-Men films, it does pick up threads from that series and Famke Janssen makes a welcome cameo. The action is rather bloodless given all the blades flying around, but It does feel grounded, which is a welcome change from CGI destruction. Jackman can play this role in his sleep now, but he is great to watch and he has great support here from his largely Japanese cast. The final confrontation is a little anti-climactic and also predictable if the audience has been paying attention, but it doesn't spoil the film. A mid credits teaser is also sure to have the audience smiling in anticipation for the next X-Men film, already undoing some of the damage from The Last Stand in one fell swoop.
Extended Cut : doesn't really change the review but the additions are welcome as they make the fight sequences a little less bloodless. It is difficult to see why anything here was cut, except to maintain a lower rating.
When you forget that atrocity that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hugh Jackman's Wolverine has been one of the better written characters in the Marvel Universe. The Wolverine is no exception.
Poor old Logan!! Getting beaten up more than most characters in these types of movies, and still retains his sunny disposition. Or was that a dark disposition?
Anyway...The Wolverine is one of the absolute best outings for Jackman and his Wolverine. Dark, moody, and gritty scenes one after another. Perfectly suited for the depressingly moody character that Wolverine is.
Many very nicely choreographed action sequences intermingled with some softer scenes that actually manages to deal with feelings, like love, loss, and regret, without begin cheesy. Very nicely done...
One of the other things that make this movie so good is that people that have no time invested in the superhero genre can still enjoy it. Very little to get confused about.
In a few words...
Marvel Comics, Robots, Ninjas, Wolverine...this should be the greatest movie ever. But it's definitely not - to me, this was one of the most disappointing X-Men movies around.
And add to that the slightly creepy sub-story of Wolverine sleeping with his old friends grand-daughter.
How could they do this???
It was better than Wolverine: Origins.