Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Wolverine - My Review

The first movie I saw today was The Wolverine.. here's a short synopsis: In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis 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, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

Here is my review (There will be SPOILERS)... First let me say that I actually enjoyed Wolverine: Origins. I mean some of the claw sfx looked unrendered but I enjoyed it overall. As for The Wolverine, I have to admit that the previews did not look appealing to me. I don't know what it was but they just didn't click for me. Now that didn't mean I wasn't going to go see it.. of course I was being a huge fan of X-Men and Hugh Jackman. So I walked out of the theater and thought to myself.. that was good. The effects were amazing, the acting superb and the story was good. They really delved into Wolverines psyche. I love that it picks up right after the events of X-Men 3 and the fact that he killed the woman he loved and how that's messing with his head. I didn't like that the guy he saves at the beginning turns out to be the "bad guy". It was cool seeing Logan's bone claws in the beginning and the end....looks like he's stuck with those now. I did think that there were enough mutants. There were two other mutants in this movie, the girl who could see visions of the last moment of peoples lives (that would be horrible) and then the snake lady whom they called Viper. I did like they little scene in the middle of the credits, with Magneto and Professor X.. a little preview of X-Men Days of Future Past (which I can't wait for). Overall it was a very enjoyable movie, much better then the trailer made it look.. at least to me. I give The Wolverine a solid B