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Click here for the review of The Wolverine

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Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:10 pm
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Excellent. As a birthday present for my mom, I offered to pay for tickets to a showing of this movie (wolverine is her favorite of the movie superheroes). Cant wait to see it.

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Looks very interesting indeed.


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KWRoss wrote:
Excellent. As a birthday present for my mom, I offered to pay for tickets to a showing of this movie (wolverine is her favorite of the movie superheroes). Cant wait to see it.


Heh. That's outstanding. It's rare that somebody says something like, "my mom LOVES Wolverine."

I'm just really happy that this movie is essentially just ignoring the first Wolverine movie... what a colossal disappointment that one was. I won't be seeing this one this weekend, because I am electing to see Pacific Rim instead. But look forward to reading your thoughts on it, KWR.


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Taleswapper wrote:
KWRoss wrote:
Excellent. As a birthday present for my mom, I offered to pay for tickets to a showing of this movie (wolverine is her favorite of the movie superheroes). Cant wait to see it.


Heh. That's outstanding. It's rare that somebody says something like, "my mom LOVES Wolverine."

I'm just really happy that this movie is essentially just ignoring the first Wolverine movie... what a colossal disappointment that one was. I won't be seeing this one this weekend, because I am electing to see Pacific Rim instead. But look forward to reading your thoughts on it, KWR.

I actually liked Origins, but I can see why others weren't a fan of it. I just wish that Deadpool film would happen already.


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Thanks for the great review James. :)

I had written this off (I was one of the many disappointed with X-Men 3, and then the awful Wolverine movie, obviously Director Bryan Singer's departure really affected things)... and thought this new Wolverine was going to be more of the same (the trailers make it out to be "ALL ACTION! ALL THE TIME!").

I'm very glad to hear it's character-based and earning 3 Stars from you... I'll be seeing it this weekend. :)


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James, I'm surprised. I wasn't expecting this to be a good film, and now I want to see it.

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Would you say that it was the best superhero movie of the summer then?

And JB why did you exclude Only God Forgives' name from the list of your upcoming reviews? Was it that bad or you're just not planing to see it anytime soon.£


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From the review:

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The Wolverine is character-based. That's something none of the other 2013 superhero movies can boast.


I disagree with this. I thought Iron Man 3 was definitely character based.

Anyway, I LIKED the movie, but I LOVED the post credit scene! Is it next May yet?!!! :P


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I haven't seen the movie yet, but it sounds like the credits teaser implies Wolverine is going to be in Avengers 2?


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I haven't seen the movie yet, but it sounds like the credits teaser implies Wolverine is going to be in Avengers 2?


You heard wrong. The post credit scene has nothing to do with the Avengers.


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Just got back from seeing this opening night.

Enjoyed it! I was pleasantly surprised. :D

I was anticipating another train wreck like the first Wolverine movie (X Men Origins: Wolverine), but thankfully this was dramatically different! Like James said in his review, this is definitely more of a focused character movie. For something based on a super hero, I came away entertained and happy I was able to catch it in theaters.

I liked how it focused on an interesting story in Wolverine's past, and how it envelopes him in the present (I'm avoiding spoilers on purpose). It's not revolutionary like, say, Dark Knight, but it looks like 20th Century Fox has finally hired decent screenwriters and a director who can do some justice to the failing X-Men / Wolverine franchise.

I loved the Bonus Scene during the End Credits. :)

Thanks James for the review; I would've skipped this movie if it wasn't for your review.


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Just saw it and gotta admit, JB was right about this one. It is actually refreshing for a comic-book movie to be more a character study than an action extravaganza. It makes a great apology for X-Men Origins: Wolverine.


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It was far better than I expected. It was actually fairly faithful to the comics. This is the movie I wish they had made 3 years ago!


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Master Virgo wrote:
And JB why did you exclude Only God Forgives' name from the list of your upcoming reviews? Was it that bad or you're just not planing to see it anytime soon.£


I'm wondering the same thing. I noticed that "Only God Forgives" is being released simultaneously in theatres and through streaming on-demand (at least that option is available here in Toronto) -- an interesting strategy in terms of distribution. This was one of the films I was hoping JB would provide a review for.


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Saw this movie today and definitely enjoyed it. It is nice to see a superhero movie that isn't an origin story or save-the-world story. Like a lot of people, I didn't care much for X-Men: The Last Stand, but it looks better in hindsight given where they take Logan's character in this movie. And yes, the samurai robot is pretty silly, but the filmmakers at least come up with an interesting reason for it.

Also, it's about damn time someone realized that standing and fighting on top of a moving train is damn near impossible. How it's pulled off here as an action sequence is very unique and cool.

And as for that Easter egg? AWESOME. I'll go ahead and wager that it's the best post/mid/credits scene of any movie all year.

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You guys are all nuts :) I though XMen First Class was a terrific movie, though I must admit I did lose interest after the 2nd X-Men and only saw First Class on a lark. I also missed the first Wolverine, seemingly fortunately, though JB did give it the same # stars as First Class.

Maybe I will go see this new Wolverine morning....


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mrguinness wrote:
You guys are all nuts :) I though XMen First Class was a terrific movie, though I must admit I did lose interest after the 2nd X-Men and only saw First Class on a lark. I also missed the first Wolverine, seemingly fortunately, though JB did give it the same # stars as First Class.

Maybe I will go see this new Wolverine morning....


Hi mrguinness,

I just wanted to clarify that for *me*, I was referring to X-Men 3 (that disappointing movie after Director Bryan Singer left), and the first Wolverine (X-Men Origins) movie. Those two films were disappointing.

I liked X-Men: First Class. :D But since it was a Prequel and a "reset" of sorts (going to the early years), I wasn't counting it in my view of the pantheon of the "main timeline" X-Men movies from Fox. Hope you like the movie.


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Hi mrguinness,

I just wanted to clarify that for *me*, I was referring to X-Men 3 (that disappointing movie after Director Bryan Singer left), and the first Wolverine (X-Men Origins) movie. Those two films were disappointing.

I liked X-Men: First Class. :D But since it was a Prequel and a "reset" of sorts (going to the early years), I wasn't counting it in my view of the pantheon of the "main timeline" X-Men movies from Fox. Hope you like the movie.


I blew it off and watched The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover at home. :) I <3 that movie... ;)


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Just thought it was okay as it had some very interesting moments like the opening scene in Japan and the very creative bullet train fight. The rest of the movie was kind of blah with just too many sections that start to lag. The biggest problem is the running time is too long. Why does a comicbook movie have to clock at 126 minutes and not a tight 96 minutes? The other thing is that a movie like this is only as good as your villain. Something Man of Steel proved with General Zod and James Bond alternately gets right with Casino Royale and Skyfall and disastrously wrong with The Quantum of Solace. Each Wolverine movie has lacked that and despite Hugh Jackman being perfect in the role and a charismatic actor the character of Wolverine is just not that interesting by himself. This really came to the fore with the post credit sequence which was more interesting than the whole film before it.


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