Movie Review: The Wolverine

The Wolverine

Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.

The Wolverine

With the previous Wolverine movie in my mind, I was hoping that The Wolverine would bee so much better and let’s face it, it couldn’t be any worse!

Hugh Jackman flexes his muscles in the role which he is so suited for, no one else could be Logan, Jackman is Logan.

Staring the film in Japan with the strike on Nagasaki, Logan saves a Japanese soldier, this is before the days of his skeleton being fused with adamantium.

Jump forward to present day and we fine Logan living the life of a hermit until he is requested to Japan to see his dying friend.

The first half of The Wolverine is packed with some great action sequences, stunts and a has you on the edge of your seat with some really good 3D during some of the chase sequences.

The second half slows down more and although this doesn’t make the film bad, it does have you wanting a lot more action after being thrown in to it right from the start.

As always Hugh Jackman as Logan is brilliant, it certainly looks like he’s worked out for the return to the franchise, having the film based in Tokyo also has the desired effect of having some great martial arts fights.

But at the end of the day, the screen time is stolen by Wolverine, the other actors in the film pale in comparison to the characters on screen presence, they do seem a little lacklustre when they are on the screen as him.

With some great stunts, special effects and 3D that does work well, The Wolverine had certainly brought the character back from the brink after the previous movie.

Marvel are on top form with this one and as with all the latest Marvel films, wait for the end credits for a long scene with a hint to X-Men: Days Of Futures Past. Check out the exclusive Sky Movies interview about the upcoming X-Men movie here.

Go see this is you’re a fan of the Marvel franchise of movies and specially if you like the rippling biceps of Hugh Jackman.

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Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds, an avid blogger and bona fide journalist. She is also a Cinema Film Reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. She has recently become an Award Winning Blogger and is listed in the UKs Top 10 Film Blogs.
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  • a great movie indeed.

  • So much better than the “Origins” movie, really looking forward to the next X-Men now.

  • I can’t wait to see Wolverine. Watching Hugh Jackman’s interviews really shows how great an actor he is; he’s absolutely nothing like we’d expect. He’s like the complete opposite person he portrays as an x-men, from accent, dancing, singing, everything.

  • He is great Brian, to go from Les Miserables to Wolverine just goes to show he is such a competent and awesome actor.

  • Tom Jamieson

    Thanks for the review, Karen. Looking forward to another great installment in this series. Have a great day!

  • Kenya Lynem

    Loving the movies and this one is a movie to watch. Right now I am still into the Matrix. lol! I haven’t been out in awhile. LOVE

  • It looks like the new X-Men is going to be pretty good, Marvel films are certainly my favourite franchise at the moment.

  • LOL … The Matrix, good grief I haven’t watched that trilogy for ages, thoroughly enjoy them though, if you get chance go and see The Wolverine đŸ˜‰

  • Kenya Lynem

    lol – okay