The Wolverine 2013

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Hugh Jackman returns as The Wolverine to face his ultimate nemesis in an action packed battle that takes him to modern day Japan; an epic fight that will change him forever.

Starring:
Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada
Runtime:
2 hours 6 minutes

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The Wolverine

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure
Director James Mangold
Starring Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada
Supporting actors Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee
Studio Fox
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MLA VINE VOICE on 5 July 2014
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The Wolverine is a 2013 action fim starring Hugh Jackman as the iconic Wolverine. It is largely set in Japan and based loosely on the graphic novels by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller which saw the start of Wolverine's Japanese connection. The run-time on the Blu-ray is the same as the theatrical release. There is some talking head feature as part of the Extras but not much else. The Blu-ray comes with a downloadable version.

Wolverine is one of the greatest of the comic book heroes. His sense of honour, the underdog with that rage, his immortality, and pervading sense of grief are so well known. Wolverine's journey into Japan is a part of his lore, something well known to fans. It is good to see this part of the great Wolverine on screen.

The Wolverine is not a direct translation of comic book onto film. In the Extras, producer Hutch Parker says that the best films do not stick too closely to canon. He is completely wrong. The closer a film sticks to its origin the better it tends to be with only a few rare exceptions. The Wolverine is not an exception. It is a good film but never great, it is not as interesting or exciting as the world from which it was drawn but it is a perfectly fine action adventure.

One of the most difficult things about The Wolverine when compared to the original is Hugh Jackman himself. He is a magnifcent Wolverine. Jackman is so intense, appears to be locked so deep in thought all of the time. The fire within burns throughout and seems to be just on the cusp of control. It is an excellent performance. The problem though is that he is too big.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bazmac on 10 Jun 2014
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Movie reviews are available elsewhere. This version of the movie is OK and comes with the excellent Frank Miller comic book that the film was VERY loosely based on.
Problems are:
You only get part 1 of 5 so left hanging unless you want to dip back into Amazon for the full graphic novel - in which case why bother with this?
This isn't the extended version of the movie so you don't get the full fix.
Good thing is that when I bought this it only cost 15 so looking at the current price (25) I'd say there's better ways of spending your hard earned...You could probably buy the extended version AND the Miller original for the same money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ian Paterson on 1 Jun 2014
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Entertaining enough movie, if a little light on mutants and with any character who isn't Wolverine or Yukio being drawn in pretty much one dimension. Doesn't have a lasting effect on the X-Men timeline (although since DoFP, it's arguable if that's important), but Jackman gives good value for money as usual.

Word of advice for viewers looking to read the inspiration behind the movie: don't bother getting the Amazon exclusive Limited Edition Comic Book version. As the item description says, it's a miniaturised reprint of issue 1 of the 5-issue arc, and is packed into the standard-sized BluRay case (so you can imagine how small it is). The same size as the leaflets you get in BluRay cases, and printed on the same thin paper, it's little more than an insert, and certainly not worth paying 'extra money' for.

My recommendation? Get the regular release BluRay, and use the money you saved to buy the full 144-page story: www.amazon.co.uk/Wolverine-Claremont-Miller-Marvel-Hardcover/dp/0785183833/
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matt on 3 Sep 2014
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This was a much better film than the last stand alone wolverine outing. The charactor is given much more time to develop, and the opportunity is taken to look at the cost of his mutation as well as the benefits. That said there are some weaknesses in the film. The enemies are not very well developed or explained, so it is hard to think of them as anything other than expendable redshirts for Wolverine to go through, and the pacing of the film seems slightly off to me with a baggy middle section that never really goes anywhere. I feel that Hugh Jackman knows the charactor so well now that he has no problem slipping back into Logans skin and bringing more to the charactor than is written which is a real strength. However some of the other acting around him is not as strong, and that does hurt the film a little.
Overall i would recommend this to any fan of the X-men films or comics. However if you are a newcomer to the charactor then i feel you will see a much better version in the first 2 X-men films.
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41 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. O. Brand on 18 Oct 2013
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If you're still smarting over the disaster that was Origins (not including the title sequence, which was the only good part of that movie!)then you can feel confident that The Wolveriene will leave you with a much better sentiment.

Still fitting into the continuity of the other X-Men films but without many constraints imposed upon itself, The Wolveriene is a great standalone film which helps to flesh out the titular character, which in many people's opinions is the most interesting in Marvel lore.

On the whole Jackman does a great job at portraying Wolveriene, and slightly more nuanced than he has played the role in the past. I liked how superheroes aren't always at the forefront and it's more about vendettas and relationships. The action that does feature is, on the whole, excellent and not too 'OTT' (in contrast, I found Man of Steel to be overly action orientated) right up until the final showdown battle with Silver Samurai, which I felt went too much with the expected Hollywood ending.

Overall though it's a great film, and you don't need to be into Marvel or superheroes to enjoy it.
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