Director: James Mangold
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave change him forever. 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 immortality.
Early on in The Wolverine, we watch an unshaven, disheveled Logan staked out in the wilderness, somewhere in a snowy part of North America, leading a quiet existence surrounded by nature, and haunted by the loss of his beloved girlfriend Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), whom he previously killed. He appears to have an unspoken understanding with the wild beasts he lives amidst, and contempt for most humans. Hugh Jackman`s sixth outing as Marvel`s clawed superhero may be a definite improvement on its direct predecessor, 2009`s X-Men: Origins: Wolverine. But it doesn`t have the heft of Bryan Singer`s X2 or the sheer inventiveness of Matthew Vaughns X-Men: First Class. His nature-loving credentials firmly established, Logan, aka Wolverine, heads to Japan with a mysterious redhead on the urging of her boss, Yashida, whom Wolverine had rescued from a nuclear bomb during World War II. Now a rich business magnate on his death bed, Yashida offers Wolverine the opportunity to trade his immortality wi
Some of the Wolverine`s (Jackman) instinctual qualities include being able to sniff out danger. So, when Yukio (Fukushima) tracks down Logan and brings him to Yashida (Yamanouchi), Logan senses something wrong. He is angered by the deal Yashida suggests and plans to leave Japan. But then, he encounters Yashida`s sexy granddaughter Mariko ( Tao Okamoto) who immediately appeals to another set of Logan`s instincts. Yashida`s death leads to a battle for his fortune and various bad guys make a beeline to kill Mariko because she has been appointed sole heiress. The Wolverine becomes her guardian (and more) and Yukio (Mariko`s childhood pal) becomes Wolverine`s `bodyguard`.
When we eventually look back at The Wolverine, Hugh Jackman`s latest snikt-and-sideburns adventure, it may prove to be a turning point in the increasingly cluttered superhero movie genre. It is a sparse, stark film - focusing on a critically-acclaimed storyline that is anything but comic - with long, dialogue-less stretches as the story unfolds slowly, in its own time. It also feels like less of a blockbuster event than we`re used to; Wolverine may be a top-tier Marvel superstar but this film seems like an indie compared to the gigantic tentpole releases his brethren usually enjoy. 3D glasses have rarely felt this redundant. The Wolverine is thus an important film. Which, sadly, doesn`t translate to it being a good film. Or even a mostly enjoyable one.
`The X Men` lost steam after the first two films when Brett Ratner desecrated the charm of the material with the third film. `X Men Origins Wolverine` turned out to be even worse and it looked like the franchise had been killed. Matthew Vaughn`s `First Class` brought a new shade to the series and Bryan Singer`s plans of `Days of the Future Past` meant that Hugh Jackman`s character would get one more movie.
My review for The Wolverine 2D English UA wonderful movie what a action stunts but the wolverine subtitle should be increased
My review for The Wolverine 2D English UA Good movie but subtitle should be add, Hugh Jackman one of best actor...
My review for The Wolverine 2D English UA awesome movie... i abdicat unbelivable must watch rocking good acting by huge jackman
My review for The Wolverine 2D English UA they picked up the movie quite slowly... english subtitles should have been added for conversation in japanese... a pass time movie