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!!
Written October 07, 2015
Overall, good movie. Hugh Jackman was great, as usual. The cinematography was really good. It was, however, quite violent - perhaps, a bit too violent for kids. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience.
Written September 30, 2016
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 July 29, 2013
This is the Wolverine I think we've all been waiting for. In this movie, he's most like he is in the comic book. Stay until the end of the credits...there's a bonus that will have you cheering out loud in the theater.
Written July 26, 2013
Perhaps partly as a result of lowered expectations ... 'X-Men Origins" sucked through and through) ... "Man of Steel" was NOT "The Dark Knight" as we had hoped ... "Iron Man 3's" THE MANDARIN was NOT what we had hoped ... "The Wolverine" succeeds and even surprises on every level. As much an homage to Kurosawa as to Stan Lee and populated with enough action set pieces, plot lines, interesting characters and "story telling" (a rarity is summer blockbuster season), I was surprised that midnight at Universal City walk was far from packed - even with the fulfilled expectation of the requisite Thursday opening collectable poster giveaway. And ... there's that terrific post-credit scene for dessert. I'd think twice about taking the kids though ... much blood is spilled.