The Wolverine 2013

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Hugh Jackman reprises his role as clawed mutant Wolverine (formerly James Logan) in this blockbuster superhero action sequel based on the Marvel Comics strip. Set at a time following 'X-Men 3' (2006), Logan finds himself vulnerable, alone and at his lowest point, after losing his intimate connections with the outside world. Drawn to modern-day Japan by the gratitude of a wealthy industrialist from his past who secretly covets his healing powers, Logan soon finds himself up against the deadly charms of a femme fatale known as 'The Viper' (Svetlana Khodchenkova), whilst having to confront samurai steel and lethal ninjas as his destiny draws him towards a winner-takes-all battle with his ultimate foe, 'The Silver Samurai' (Will Yun Lee).

Starring:
Luke Webb, Brian Tee
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 6 minutes
Starring Luke Webb, Brian Tee, James Fraser, Will Yun Lee, Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Tao Okamoto, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Haruhiko Yamanouchi, Rila Fukushima
Director James Mangold
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 17 January 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles French, English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 6 minutes
Starring Luke Webb, Brian Tee, James Fraser, Will Yun Lee, Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Tao Okamoto, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Haruhiko Yamanouchi, Rila Fukushima
Director James Mangold
Studio TCFHE
Rental release 17 January 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 6 minutes
Starring Luke Webb, Brian Tee, James Fraser, Will Yun Lee, Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen, Tao Okamoto, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Haruhiko Yamanouchi, Rila Fukushima
Director James Mangold
Studio TCFHE
Rental release 17 January 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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12 of 13 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 The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Aug. 2013
Format: DVD
Perhaps "Wolverine 3" would be a better title considering all the times we have seen Jackman in this role. The film opens with a flashback dream within a flashback dream as Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) continues playing Jeremiah Johnson. He is persuaded to go to Japan by Yukio (Rila Fukushima) to pay his last respects. While in Japan, Wolverine encounters Viper woman (Svetlana Khodchenkova) his "Kryptonite," and gets involved in a plot that gave me flashbacks to fine films like "Toxic Avenger II" and "Nazis at the Center of the Earth."

The plot had more complexity than what I expected or wanted to see. The action scenes were shot by shaking the camera at odd angles so we could feel the intensity. Instead I thought "Why the low budget effect?" The film started out with some comedy and dark comedy, but that aspect quickly died when they went to Japan.

Considering the fine Avenger/Mutant films that have come out, this one was a let down.

Worth a rental. Most likely I will buy it since I own all the other ones.

Parental Guide: 1 F-bomb. Implied morning after sex. Jackman rear nudity...again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matt on 3 Sept. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
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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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Corey Newcombe on 17 Nov. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Wolverine is out of his depth as he faces his biggest challenge in a life or get hurt, then heal battle that will leave him forever changed.

Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his limits, he confronts not only lethal Samurai, but a woman who thinks she is a snake.

Also Famke Janssen stars as his inner struggle.....

the most boring generic Summer in a very long time, continues with this, another chance gone begging for one of the most interesting comic book characters out there.

Jackman is fantastic as the 'The Wolverine'. and he oozes the character from every pore. The first twenty minutes are great, it's as good as when we were first introduced to Logan back in 2000, he's moody, funny and dangerous.

soon as we hit Japan, the film nosedives and becomes a crashing bore.

despite a couple of good set pieces (the bullet train segment is awe- inspiring0, the rest of the film is Wolverine battling his inner demons, and Jean grey popping up every now and again to let the audience know that it's still part of the X-Men universe.

When compared to origins, it's on a par, but at least that had more colourful characters, and it was bonkers, not boring.

The final set piece involves a huge Samurai with a surprise inside, and the Viper woman is just plain annoying.

So all in all, it's a crashing disappointment, just like many of the big films released since June, so you maybe fooled into thinking it's not that bad.

It's average and dull, which a Wolverine movie shouldn't be.

And the worst thing? I fear it may be the last standalone Wolverine movie Jackman will star in, which is depressing.
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