The Wolverine (2013)

The Wolverine

Directed By:

James Mangold


Hugh Jackman

Tao Okamoto

Rila Fukushima


When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.


I really liked X-Men and X2 but X-Men: The Last Stand was like a giant dump on the franchise. X-Men Origins: Wolverine wasn’t much better, in my opinion. They had a golden opportunity with Deadpool and Gambit, two of my favorite X-Men, and they wasted it. X-Men: First Class was again just ok.

All that was so that you could understand my feelings behind the X-Men franchise. They use to be day one in theater but I’ve been burned too many times and they’re now rented from Red Box.

Anyway, The Wolverine was probably the best one since X2, though I still didn’t think it was on the same level. The best part was probably the end credit scene and from what I’ve seen on the internet about the upcoming movie I’m actually excited about it.

There were several decent fight scenes, the scene on the train was ridiculous but fun. The movies have always made Wolverine more angsty than I ever thought he was, though I could just be misremembering. The scenes with Jean were stupid, and for someone grieving over his loss he jumped into bed with a new woman awful fast.

3/5 stars

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