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Logan, the century-old mutant known to the world as Wolverine, is lured to a Japan he hasn't seen since World War II -- and into a shadowy realm of Yakuza and Samurai. Suddenly finding himself on the run with a mysterious, beautiful heiress and confronted for the first time with the prospect of true mortality, Logan will be pushed to the physical and emotional edge -- further than he's ever been. On a perilous journey to rediscover the hero inside, Logan will be forced to grapple not only with powerful foes, mutant and human alike, but with the ghosts of his own haunted past, as well. As The Wolverine crosses his adamantium claws with Samurai swords, striking out through a maze of love, betrayal and honor, he will truly come to know the price of a life without end.
Action Adventure - This sixth film in the X-Men comic book-based action series
and the second solo adventure for Hugh Jackman's title character
isn't really a sequel or a prequel but more of a stand-alone film.
Jackman, along with briefly seen X co-star Famke Janssen, lead
a cast mostly filled out by unknowns. This film has a more serious
tone and slower pace than the others in the series. While this
doesn't have as many big FX sequences as the previous 5 X
films, there are a lot more fights that while are not overly graphic
may be too intense and brutal for young kids. There is some mild
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 4 S-words, a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief clothed sensuality and brief unrelated nudity. VIOLENCE: Fights and shootings with moderate blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: Chases, fights, gunplay. COMEDY: Some darkly comic lines and mildly suggestive humor.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good The Wolverine proves that it's possible to have a movie based on a comic book franchise that doesn't involve mass destruction, the fate of the planet, and a seemingly indestructible bad guy.
Roger EbertFull Review Good 'The Wolverine' dips into the kind of psychological territory that once might have seemed too heavy and ponderous for a summer blockbuster, but now has become the de rigueur approach for deconstructing our childhood heroes...
Washington PostFull Review Very Good A refreshing summer cocktail of action-movie staples, 'The Wolverine' combines the bracingly adult flavor of everyone's favorite mutant antihero...
NY PostFull Review Above Average But I liked that 'The Wolverine' (which saves a nifty twist for a surprise scene in the middle of the end credits) turns down the volume on the usual din of colliding mutant superpowers.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 68 moviegoers:
Overall, these are very good, but not great, reviews. Approximately half in each group, male and female, loved "The Wolverine." Another large percentage rated it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much but didn't love. What kept the reviews from being great were the relatively large number of "Good/Average" reviews. The main thing to keep in mind is that no one disliked "The Wolverine," so it's certainly a movie that I would recommend. I'm certain that you will enjoy it, at least to some degree, and you may love it.