Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The Wolverine Review (Updated)










The Wolverine


Release Date: 25th July 2013 - Australia


Production Companies
20th Century Fox
Marvel Entertainment (in association with)
Dune Entertainment (in association with)
Donners' Company
Ingenious Media (produced in
association with)
Big Screen Productions
(made in association with)
Ingenious Film Partners
(made in association with)
Seed Productions

Distribution
20th Century Fox Australia


Genre: Action

Rating: M

Runtime: 126 minutes


Budget: $120,000,000

Box Office Gross: $414,828,246
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Out of his depth in modern
day Japan, Wolverine will
face a host of unexpected
and deadly opponents in a
life-or-death battle that will
leave him forever changed.
Vulnerable for the first time
and pushed to his physical
and emotional limits, he
confronts not only lethal
samurai steel but also his
inner struggle against his
own immortality.


Cast
Hugh Jackman - Logan/
Wolverine
Famke Janssen - Jean Grey
Tao Okamoto - Mariko Yashida
Rila Fukushima - Yukio
Hiroyuki Sanada - Shingen Yashida
Will Yun Lee - Kenuichio Harada
Brian Tee - Noburo Mori
Svetlana Knodchenkova - Viper
Hal Yamanouchi - Yashida
Ken Wamamura - Young Yashida
Ian McKellen - Magneto (Cameo)
Patrick Stewart - Charles Xavier/
Professor X (Cameo)

Crew
Director - James Mangold
Based on Graphic Novel "
The Wolverine" - Frank Miller
and Chris Claremont
Screenplay - Mark Bomback,
and Scott Frank
Producers - Hutch Parker,
Lauren Shuler Donner and
Hugh Jackman (Uncredited)
Production Designer - Francois
Audouy
Director of Photography - Ross Emery
Fight Coordinator - Jonathan Eusebio
Visual Effects Supervisors - Phil Brennan,
Viktor Muller and Nick Pill
Visual Effects Supervisor: Weta Digital - Martin Hall
Film Editor - Michael McCusker
Music - Marco Beltrami


Review
This film met exceeded expectations and made a lot of money. I was expecting to see only PACIFIC RIM in the late morning and once again... inconvenient session times stood in the way, so I ended up with the X-MEN spin-off THE WOLVERINE. Very less it seems in most excitement that I would be into an another standalone of the series than to prefer watching mechs beating up gigantic monsters like an anime aficionado would see in their imagination. The whole movie was great but the final part of the climax was weak and made the film a lesser quality. The mood and the intensive action were brilliant, even better was Hugh Jackman as the title character without any mediocre acting. He's still playing the character after a whopping thirteen years. I felt that Charlize Theron would have fit really good as portraying one of the villains, because of her likeness, it's nor her and it's just a Russian actress that I have not heard of.

Well, I feel happier and reassured that they finally got Wolverine to succeed in his own movie and not like X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE which was omitted and not as watchable as its predecessor. However, THE WOLVERINE is good and very likely that it's the only one enjoyable for the character's fans.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie


1 comment:

  1. Great review, I am looking forward to seeing this since Wolverine is one of my favorite comic book characters.

    -James

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