Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
     
 

The Wolverine (2013) Movie Reviews

Your Rating:
 
 
Buy The Wolverine (2013) DVD from AmazonBuy The Wolverine (2013) DVD from Amazon  Add to List: Add to movie listWrite Review +Request correction +Submit a plot +

Full Movie Reviews

1 - 9 of 9 

  View Yojimbo's Profile
Yojimbo
Movie God
 

03/18/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Wolverine" by Yojimbo

Logan has renounced violence after the death of Jean Grey but becomes embroiled in the affairs of the Yakuza whilst protecting a dying friend's grand-daughter in Japan. The original Wolverine mini-series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller has always been ripe for a big screen interpretation and although The Wolverine is hardly a faithful adaptation, it does contain enough of its elements to do it some small justice. It's essentially just another "damsel in distress" story, but the Wolverine character is finally done with a grittier, harder edge, despite the still frankly implausible lack of blood involved. The backdrop of Japanese culture makes for an interesting "stranger in a strange land" flavour and it's nice to see an episode from Logan's past play out. Although James Mangold is har...

Rating of
3/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
  View Daniel Corleone's Profile
Daniel Corleone
Movie God
 

11/18/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Wolverine

This was pretty much dull for an action flick. One character can see the future while another is mutant that spits acid. The twist was not that impactful and the final battle was somewhat laughable, an armored samurai is the best they can think of. Its disappointing how uninteresting the franchise of Wolverine is compared to the X-Men, filled with wonderful character development, appropriate action, timely humor and enticing plot (except for the 3rd though where they kill off almost everybody). Having Logan's healing powers removed and near-death experience were one of the highlights, but other than that nothing much interesting in the story. Most scenes felt a bit preachy about life, death and repaying debts. If there was more background on Yukio (Rila Fukushima) then this would ha...

Rating of
2/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
  View MovieAddict's Profile
MovieAddict
Producer
 

08/17/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Different Approach, but still Fun to Watch!

Great opening as we witness our tormented hero trying to forget the past in the stark Alaskan mountains but it doesnít take long for Logan to get drawn back into his old kick-ass ways as he is forced to protect the weak and stand for what is right after some hillbilly bear hunters wound his only friend, a grizzly bear with a toxic dart and leave him for dead.

The agile, red headed sword-wielding wrath, Yukio (Rila Fukushima), tracks the Wolverine down to a tavern as he is about to kill the bear hunter. She is on a mission to invite Logan to Japan on behalf of a Japanese guy Yashida (Ken Yamamura) whose life he had saved during the Nagasaki bombing in the Second World War. Yashida, a humble army commandant then, is now the most powerful man in Japan spearheading an industrial conglomer...

Rating of
3/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
  View Amy's Profile
Amy
Movie Star
 

08/13/2013 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

pretty good

pretty good! I was surprised at how nice a job they did with Japan. Hollywood movies usually only have two or three things they're willing to show about japan (Hyper Modern! Solemn Tradition! Kinky Sex!), and while this movie did hit all those expected notes, it also showed a lot of like... back alleyways and small towns and architecture that was neither traditional nor futuristic. It felt much more like the Japan I've actually been to than say, Lost in Translation or Enter the Void did. Plus like, nice job on having a ton of non-white actors with major roles (even if there were a number of expected orientalizing cliches). Don't ask me about the plot, though, because I have no idea. people were fighting over stuff I guess? I was mostly looking at the painted screens in the background.

Rating of
3/4 

Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
  View Nolane's Profile
Nolane
Producer
 

08/08/2013 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

An intense, brooding and serious Wolverine

"The Wolverine" is a solid X-Men solo movie, that opts for character development and ninja action, rather then non-stop over the top CGI action sequences- not that there is anything wrong with non-stop over the top CGI actions sequences. If you want that look instead to the first solo Wolverine outing, the overly criticized "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." I am probably one of the few who actually really enjoyed the first Wolverine movie. This second solo Wolverine outing is completely different in tone and style, but is just as much fun. Hugh Jackman's Wolverine is a highly entertaining cross between "Batman" and "Dirty Harry." If you want a cranky, pissed off hero- here you go. The fight scenes are intense and very well done. All production values are solid. The only negative is that...

Rating of
3.5/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
  View Looneymanthegreat's Profile
Looneymanthegreat
Producer
 

07/28/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Redundant and Emotionally Empty

The X-men are one of the most popular super hero teams ever, and Wolverine is by far the most popular X-men, so a spin-off movie makes sense. That was the thought process when X-men Origins Wolverine was green lit. Unfortunately Wolverines first solo outing has a less then stellar reputation, but still made a lot of money; so I suppose it made financial sense to do this again.

I on the other hand did not really need more then one Wolverine spin-off flick, and I kind of doubt anyone else did either. The character is a lot of fun, and bounces off the other X-men well, but Iím just not sure heís a complex enough character to hold a movie all to him self.

What we learn about Wolverine and his character donít really add to what we learned about him in the first three x-men movies. I d...

Rating of
2/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
  View memento_mori's Profile
memento_mori
Producer
 

07/28/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

The cat's comeback.

Please note that X-Men, X-Men First Class and the Wolverine were the only X-Men movies I had seen at the time of writing this review.

So far this year, The Wolverine is the second summer movie that I could really appreciate, because it is self-aware and at the same time exceeds expectations.

James Mangold is quite a good director. I like his style, it has lots of close-ups and good framing. And visually, The Wolverine is great.
Hugh Jackman really brought the Wolverine character to life. Rarely do I say that, but he actually felt like a superhuman who didn't feel super. At all. in fact, he is quite haunting and troubled, and I loved what the movie chose to show and make of his character.
The image and flair of Japan is captured boldly and significantly well. Not since The Last Sam...

Rating of
3/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
  View Chris Kavan's Profile
Chris Kavan
Movie God
 

07/28/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

What Makes a Man Mortal?

Out of the many superhero films that 2013 has given us, I have to say, I had my doubts about The Wolverine. The last film didn't exactly inspire me to seek out a sequel. Yet after details started to emerge, I began to be more open to this new outing by everyone's favorite mutant. And I'm glad I went because this manages to give Hugh Jackman more to do than scowl, kill and crack wise (though there is plenty of that too) - it actually develops the character.

As we open, Wolverine is a broken man - living off the grid, suffering from nightmares about Jean Grey (which happens throughout the film) and generally avoiding any and all humanity. When a group of hunters puts a large bear through some major pain and suffering (with many of them paying the price) he goes to visit the surviving hun...

Rating of
3/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
  View Snoogans's Profile
Snoogans
Movie God
 

07/27/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

More To This Mutant Than Claws and Anger

A solid entry to the X-Men series. Though, you don't necessarily have to have seen any of the films in the franchise to enjoy this (certain backstory elements are favorable knowledge). It stands alone strongly as a solo piece that is surprisingly, for the most part, a character development arc for Wolverine. And don't be expecting any other recognizable hero/villain mutants. This IS the Wolverine show. Really, the only other mutant is a villainess that feels tacked on for the sake of having a mutant opponent. Other than a few needless scenes to fill out a longer running time, the overall story is quite good. Wolverine faces new, tougher challenges and there are a couple of good twists. The action is great! CG is used sparingly and effectively. The scene on top of the bullet trai...

Rating of
3/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
1    
 
 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Movies of 2017 by Stoney McStonerson
Top Movie List by Michael
2014 by Karmand
movies of 2018 by skater4159
Best of 2016 by Nick
2017 by Randall
Movies I've Seen by M3tr4nk0
2017 Rated and Ranked by Chris Kavan

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy