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.
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.
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.