Written July 28, 2013
Movie was overall good but I didn't feel it lived up to the hype. There was so much more they could have done with a movie that revolved around Wolverine and the "history" of the character. Dream Sequences were overused or at least repeated to often. Different sequences would have been more useful and much more entertaining.
Written August 28, 2016
I have to start off by saying that I have a soft spot for Wolverine. That being said, Hugh Jackman takes his version of wolverine seriously, visually and with his performance. So I forgive this movie's weak plot line and decided to sit back and enjoy the movie despite the cartoony dialogue and the strange third act. It's action packed and fun and more than worth seeing on the big screen.
Written July 28, 2013
It is not often that you watch a superhero movie blockbuster and are actually moved by the script and the performances. The Wolverine in Japan is more than just a fight the super villain piece that you might be used. The theme of Wolverine being cursed with immortality and his longing for Famke Janssen's Jean Grey (she shows up in some dream sequences) is prevalent throughout the film. Don't worry though, they are plenty of action sequences with an attack by the Yakuza at a funeral and subsequent bullet train chase being the best of them all.
The two Japanese actresses who portray his love interest and sidekick are not only beautiful but really passionate in the delivery of their lines. The Japanese settings; the samurai swords; ninja archers; and other touches make the movie that much better.
Go and see the best superhero movie you will see in a long time.
Written July 29, 2013
As an X-men fan, I couldn't pass up this Wolverine movie, though I knew that the whole movie happens in Japan. I'm not a big fan of a-white-man-lost-in-Japan-eventually-becoming-the-sole-hero type movies (Remember James Bond in Japanese gown with funny makeup? Please. And Tom Cruise decked out in samurai armor slicing up real samurais? Yuck!) and I'm not even fond of samurai or ninja culture to begin with. Heck, my takeaway from this movie is "Don't trust Japanese during the wartime". But, this isn't a bad action movie in the summer of disappointmenting super-hero movies that started with unwatchable Ironman III, while this Wolverine would rank as one of worst X-men movies in the whole franchise. If you skip this one, you will have no trouble understanding the connection in the next movie. If you're an action movie fan, nonetheless, you'd appreciate the fight scenes, especially the one on a bullet train.
Written August 05, 2013
The script does take certain liberties from the original comic book story, but it is entertaining nonetheless. Acting is good, fight scenes are great, and shadows of the real Wolverine character come out here and there. Go see it!!