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Bloated and bloodless,
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This review is from: The Wolverine [DVD] (DVD)
Phew! That was a long two hours. Music over the end credits was punchy though. Which is more than can be said for this computer game posing as a movie.
About 70 minutes in to the plot, such as it is, of a vulnerable super-duper x-man, we get much, and i mean Much long drawn-out rambling edits of people not doing much of anything. There is an early yakuza free-for-all at a funeral where not one drop of blood is split, regardless of the mayhem and slashing about. And then on, it doesnt improve in impact. The heavy sheen of gloss, the sheer vacuity of hyper-kinetic editing pasted next to long long takes of people moving around, getting out of bed, looking puzzled etc, & being surprised & then solemn, suggests the editors where alternating between amphetamines & prozac
A film that required some even handed pacing, in fact came across as the remake of Solaris mashed into the pulp of, well, pick any robot-smashing movie with oodles of cash slamming about inside cyber space.
As such, this is the modern, new 'bloated gloss' editing style of movies, making pregnant pauses out to be deep and meaningful, latched onto big robo-wars twaddle. If that shiny banging about floats your boat, then go to it. Oh, and its mostly in Japan and has very modern striking styled jumping about and so forth. There is approximately No point it being asian in any way other than to have a samurai robot going ape. Lame, heavy & stupendously disappointing. I do hope they go back to occasional wit & a touch nearer to comic-book fantastical story arcs, than repeat this mangled heap of melodramatic, anaemic tedium. Points for making me stay awake though.