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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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure
Director James Mangold
Starring Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada
Supporting actors Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee
Studio Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By MLA VINE VOICE on 5 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matt on 3 Sept. 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robyn B. Mcgorm on 25 Dec. 2014
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Immortality yes or no in this exciting life to death situation so much full on action and suspense this can only give, well we know the truth but let's carry on with my comments, the show is unusual and with the marvellous cast and great storyline there is no chance of not been fantastic, made in Japan and all this and that makes this an A grade plus. When it first started I really wasn't going to watch it, a bit slow on the mark but it did pick up and improved than that got my interest, We can't work the actors to much as they will get tired and demand more money. The imagination and ideas are fabulous so worth picking up the movie but you need the popcorn also, now when you relax with feet up well try to anyway, with this movie it could be a bit hard as it will have you on your toes, so for a brilliant night in of entertainment than this is it. Enjoy!
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43 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. O. Brand on 18 Oct. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
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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By Mr. C. Gelderd VINE VOICE on 7 Aug. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
After the dust had fallen from the greatly anticipated 2009 film ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’, it was widely flawed by fans and critics as a general disappointment to the X-Men universe and the character of Wolverine himself. Populated with as many mutants as they could use for “fan-boy” pleasing, X-Men comic nods to pin a story together, a number of big name stars who appeared amongst a heavy CGI action story, it left audiences with a sour taste in their mouths. So with the 4 year gap between films, another Wolverine headlined adventure taking place AFTER the original X-Men trilogy serving as a sequel than prequel (keep up…), this was the chance to prove that the character had a real core to be discovered and make up for a failed attempt at giving fans the hero they wanted.

I was one of the many fans disappointed by ‘Origins’ and feared another Wolverine film would simply add insult to injury. Thankfully, I was proved wrong and am so glad I was. This film is the one that eradicates ‘Origins’ as shows us a hero already established but one where there is real character development, a good story and brilliant action used sparingly but effectively.

The action is nothing new in the modern super-hero rule book, but this is a brutal and painful looking story where Jackman really owns the character more than ever, and every punch, kick and slice is felt and we even have blood stained claws at one point! The CGI is there but it is never used for the sake of it, only to enhance dangerous scenes or “super” powers that couldn’t be done in reality which I’m happy to see. There’s a violent grace to the fight sequences that appeals to all fans without being TOO violent to isolate younger fans.
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