Written September 08, 2013
Hardly any good action in the movie. There was no other mutants in movie except one which sucked. I wanted to like this movie so much because I'm a X-Men fan but this one left me walking away disappointed and unsatisfied. I own all the other X-Men movies but I won't be buying this one.
Written September 15, 2014
Hugh Jackman is so talented, I could watch him read the phonebook so it wasn't hard to watch this latest entry for The Wolverine. However, I found it more like "Secret Agent Wolverine." The fight set pieces are great (just put your mind on hold for the one on the bullet train) but there is a tremendous amount of stereotypical crap concerning Japan and the Japanese people. The film felt 30" too long and got a little stale at the end.
In closing, Jackman is great; script very muddled, terrible acting by the lead actress and Japanese stereotypes about people and culture make it hard to watch sometimes.
As always, there is post-credit scene that teases the new upcoming X-Men film. I hope Logan gets his metal talons back. Kids over 10 OK; no sex scenes, a funny giggle-worth bath scene and not much blood and gore.
There are hat-tips to two other films. Can you spot them? One is for James Bond's "Diamonds Are Forever"....and the other for Kurosawa's "Throne of Blood."
Written September 16, 2014
The whole theme of the movie with Wolverine fighting the Yasuda company, yakuza, and his own inner demons blended well together. I especially loved the setting in Japan, that brought back alot of good memories when I lived there!
The fight scenes were really well done, especially the bullet train fight. Al of thr actors were dead on, no damsels in distress who were help,es, and Hugh Jackson was incredible, you can tell he LOVES this role.
I didn't expect an Oscar winning film, just a good action flick that wouldn't I suit my intelligence. And you really should wait for the teaser during the ending credits...
Written September 21, 2014
Here is a movie where you are in suspense the whole time, waiting to see what happens next! It is action-packed from the get-go, never letting up for a moment...
James Mangold has created far and away the best of the Wolverine movies so far. Hugh Jackman is outstanding as the mutant warrior and we see him going through trial of strength after trial of strength. The action is constant and the sense of adventure is gripping! Also we are introduced to some Japanese actors who are a major part of the action, too. Rila Fukushima and Tao Okamoto play outstanding roles as the action gets thicker and thicker.
The fight at the temple is beautifully orchestrated and the struggle on the top of a fast-moving Japanese "bullet" train is amazing to watch. I was sitting on my hands for most of the movie, the action was so intense!
I have never seen an atomic bomb go off, so the beginning of the movie is a truly amazing piece of not only history being unfolded, but movie history too.
Written July 30, 2013
Well choreographed fight scenes should be used to enhance a story, not as the primary mode of storytelling . The best part of the movie was the very end, but getting there wasn't worth the ticket price.