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 August 25, 2013
A good enough chapter in the story... with a few cliche lines but overall you get what you expect. Wolverine as the moody mutant, great fight scenes, a couple of new mutants and a peek at what's to come... (stay in the theater when the credits roll - as usual)
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 28, 2013
Reasonably faithful to the original comic book, Wolverine has an action-filled adventure awaiting him in Japan. Some nice 3d-enhanced moments and a somewhat humanizing, albeit somewhat predictable storyline that helps you understand the man behind the claws.
Written July 27, 2013
great movie! the action scenes are amazing. Hugh Jackman is superb as the Wolverine and the cinemotagraphy is unparalleled. Make sure you sit through the credits, there is an extra scene that you won't want to miss! Can't wait for X-Men in April.