A refreshing summer cocktail of action-movie staples, The Wolverine combines the bracingly adult flavor of everyone’s favorite mutant antihero — tortured, boozy X-Man Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine — with the fizzy effervescence of several mixers from the cabinet of Japanese genre cinema: noirish yakuza crime drama, samurai derring-do and ninja acrobatics.
Mangold front-loads the action, but near the end there’s a first-rate fight atop a bullet train between Wolverine/Logan and some especially pesky ninjas. It puts the train fights in the recent “The Lone Ranger” to shame.
I hate every single second of X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie, and when i decided to go on with this i have a very low expectation, and after i watch it, i ended up liking every single second of it, The Wolverine is what is supposed to be the real Wolverine movie, i loved all the cast performances and characters, i loved all the action, i loved the look, the location, everything was just great, they got everything in here and it's perfectly well made, it's not messy, it's not boring, it's not stupid, it's badass, it's exciting, the story was great, it's perfect, The Wolverine is the best to ever do it so far, it's the best in the franchise so far that i've seen, the second being X2, The Wolverine is a very very pleasant surprise.
The Wolverine: Just proves that a sequel improves on the original. This is a different type of movie then the original because Logan has always had PTSD with what he did in the first 3 X-Man movies like killing Jean. Hugh Jackman like always brings his all especially in this movie because oh my god he is ripped. If the poster wasn’t enough my favorite part is when he fighting claws to a samurai sword when he gets the sword in his chest all the veins and stuff god. This great movie is nothing with out James Mangold because this is the most violent Wolverine we ever saw at that point there was little bits of blood in his claws and stuff that was the most violent we ever saw. Overall the best Wolverine movie up to that point and it’s a great watch.
This film is a spin-off based on Logan, aka Wolverine, one of the X-Men, and seems to come more or less following "X-Men Origins: Wolverine", giving this cartoon character a weight and charisma that other characters like Storm or Professor X himself seem to lack.
In this film, Logan is taken on a trip to Tokyo to say goodbye to a friend, whom he saved when the atomic bomb exploded over Nagasaki, and who is now dying. He is a millionaire, has built a technological empire and will leave it to his granddaughter, who is threatened by the Yakuza, the Japanese mafia. Of course, Logan will have to protect her, and in the midst of all of this he will discover the truth about his presence in the country of the Rising Sun.
Personally, I did not feel particularly involved by the film or the story, which seems like one of those films where they take advantage of a charismatic character and simply put him in a place or context where he has not yet appeared anywhere. The film is a little too long for the story told, it would have been interesting to cut it by thirty minutes in order to make it lighter, and the feeling it gets is that everything is just a pretext for the action scenes, where Wolverine slices things and shreds Japanese guys with the same ease with which I cut sausages for breakfast.
The cast is led by the inevitable Hugh Jackman, back to the character who immortalized him to most people, and whom he plays without surprises. I haven't seen anything I haven't seen previously, in the extensive X-Men franchise, and the actor seems to be just earning money. Nothing against it, I also honestly earn my own, but it lacks talent and commitment here. Much more interesting was the performance of Rila ****, impeccable in the action scenes and who was unstoppable with a katana in her hands. Tao Okamoto is beautiful and looked great in the film, as did Hiroyuki Sanada, who proved to have more talent than what he managed to reveal. Veteran Hal Yamanouchi was also a very good addition to the Japanese cast, and it was very enjoyable to hear Japanese in place of the ubiquitous US English we are used to. After all, if the story takes place in Japan with Japanese characters, what is the logic of speaking English all the time?
Technically, I think it's an uninteresting film. Most of the action scenes take place on autopilot, with highly choreographed fights and without any blood dripping, as if it were a ballet. At one point, I felt sleepy with so much dancing. Cinematography does not bring us anything astounding. Sets and costumes, although they're basically what we could expect, with kimonos and traditional houses along with **** and fast trains, occasionally give us small pearls. I especially liked the robotic suit that appears at the end.
the movie was not good. the story doesnt make any sense - factions that should be friends fight each other without any real explanation? The movie doesnt have any comic relief. It feels like its dark and gritty just for the sake of it. The problem with that is that "Dark and gritty" only works when you feel identification with the characters and there is a well-written dramatic story. There are no likeable characters and the fighting scenes are not special either. The movie would have worked way better if they would have cut down on characters and fake drama and upped the comic relief and fun. There would have been so much opportunities for that in Japan!