The Wolverine

The Wolverine

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The Wolverine

Hugh Jackman returns as the Wolverine (from 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine). Logan travels to present-day Japan where he engages an old acquaintance, while an offer of mortality introduces him to a battle with samurai, his inner demons and his ultimate nemesis. Based on the heralded 1982 comic arc by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller.

Experienced action director James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma) directs this sixth X-Men movie, having replaced original helmer Darren Aronofsky who left the project due to delays. The screenplay has gone through revisions by three scribes, who have collectively written Total Recall (2012), Minority Report and The Usual Suspects.

2013Rating: M, Violence & offensive language126 minsUSA
ActionScience Fiction
Director:
James Mangold ('3:10 to Yuma', 'Walk the Line', 'Knight and Day', 'Identity', 'Cop Land')
Writer:
Mark BombackScott FrankChristopher McQuarrie
Cast:
Hugh JackmanWill Yun LeeRila FukushimaSvetlana KhodchenkovaFamke Janssen
93%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Though Wolvie comes across a bit world-weary and battle-worn by now, Jackman is in top form, taking the opportunity to test the character's physical and emotional extremes.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

It’s a step up from the garbled silliness of Wolverine’s first solo outing. Unlike Origins, the storytelling is more sharply focused here, ignited by flashes of stylised superheroism.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The previous X-Men film, First Class, was secure enough in its own skin to embrace its comic side. Mangold’s picture affects a pubescent snarl instead: that’s the difference between comic and daft.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The flat hammerblows of The Wolverine bear little relation to the zing and pop of Matthew Vaughn's colourful treatment. Inconsistency is inevitable in a world that's constantly being dug up and done over, but it leaves us no time to fall in love with anything being flung at us.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Until a third act that collapses in a harebrained heap, the director largely succeeds in keeping the more cartoonish aspects at bay, roughing up the surface with organically staged fight scenes and, crucially, raising the stakes.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An improvement on the last outing for Jackman’s not-so-merry mutant. If only it trusted enough in its unique setting to forgo a descent into aggressively awful formula.

3.0
0

Wolverine likes to lead us down the darker paths of the Marvel garden. Hugh Jackman's in great form as the hero who's had enough. Great action scenes, superb support cast and, most importantly, much better than I was expecting.

4.0
0

Marvel’s latest instalment of Wolverine maintains an entertaining grip on the franchise. Explosive action sequences. Mentally unstable characters and mind bendingly extravagant use of CGI frames the $120ml budget with money well spent. It may not be the quintessential action movie or the most accurate adaptation of a marvel series however, in my view it...

3.0
0

Hugh Jackman has solidified himself as the one and only Wolverine. It shows through his dedication and desire to develop both himself and the character through each appearance. Once again tying Wolverines past with present to create a gripping story line. There was some underlying element that didn't sit well and I still cant put my finger on it, It was a...

4.0
0

I really enjoyed this movie, went into the viewing with no hopes but came out pleasantly surprised.

4.0
0

Wolverine is super human but in this film hes a whip. Disney may own Marvel now but this film is made by another film studio and it shows. The action is ok the acting is ok the story is ok i expected more but got less of everything

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Though Wolvie comes across a bit world-weary and battle-worn by now, Jackman is in top form, taking the opportunity to test the character's physical and emotional extremes.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

It’s a step up from the garbled silliness of Wolverine’s first solo outing. Unlike Origins, the storytelling is more sharply focused here, ignited by flashes of stylised superheroism.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

The previous X-Men film, First Class, was secure enough in its own skin to embrace its comic side. Mangold’s picture affects a pubescent snarl instead: that’s the difference between comic and daft.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The flat hammerblows of The Wolverine bear little relation to the zing and pop of Matthew Vaughn's colourful treatment. Inconsistency is inevitable in a world that's constantly being dug up and done over, but it leaves us no time to fall in love with anything being flung at us.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Until a third act that collapses in a harebrained heap, the director largely succeeds in keeping the more cartoonish aspects at bay, roughing up the surface with organically staged fight scenes and, crucially, raising the stakes.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An improvement on the last outing for Jackman’s not-so-merry mutant. If only it trusted enough in its unique setting to forgo a descent into aggressively awful formula.

3.0
0

Wolverine likes to lead us down the darker paths of the Marvel garden. Hugh Jackman's in great form as the hero who's had enough. Great action scenes, superb support cast and, most importantly, much better than I was expecting.

4.0
0

Marvel’s latest instalment of Wolverine maintains an entertaining grip on the franchise. Explosive action sequences. Mentally unstable characters and mind bendingly extravagant use of CGI frames the $120ml budget with money well spent. It may not be the quintessential action movie or the most accurate adaptation of a marvel series however, in my view...

3.0
0

Hugh Jackman has solidified himself as the one and only Wolverine. It shows through his dedication and desire to develop both himself and the character through each appearance. Once again tying Wolverines past with present to create a gripping story line. There was some underlying element that didn't sit well and I still cant put my finger on it, It was a...

4.0
0

I really enjoyed this movie, went into the viewing with no hopes but came out pleasantly surprised.

4.0
0

Wolverine is super human but in this film hes a whip. Disney may own Marvel now but this film is made by another film studio and it shows. The action is ok the acting is ok the story is ok i expected more but got less of everything

2.0
0