Written July 24, 2013
A bit slow until the last 20 minutes, except for the great high speed train scene in the middle. I have to agree with the critic's reviews on this one. Hugh Jackman is awesome and really carries the film, although I did get a bit tired of seeing him without a shirt through more than half the movie. Granted he does look great, but the shirtlessness got to be a bit overdone.
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 26, 2013
It is the Wolverine movie you want to see. Great action and cinematic greatness. Fight scenes are incredible. This is a must see for any comic fan or a fan of great movies! It is key that people see that Wolverine's gifts come with a curse and he suffers from years of witnessing death and pain. The train scene is one of a kind. The surprising clip in the credits will make you happy.
Written August 04, 2013
Anymore I rate a movie on if it was worth seeing in the theater or if it could have waited for a rental. The Wolverine was worth seeing in the theater. Good action, good story that kept my interest, and Hugh Jackman does a great job once again.
Written July 28, 2013
I was turned off by the first scene with the awful CG grizzly bear. It just continued to go down hill from there. Stilted dialogue, ridiculous story line, a villian that can't act, wasn't scary and looked awful in her green pleather villian suit. Some of the action was kinda fun, and Im a huge X men fan, but this movie sucked!!