The Wolverine

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The Wolverine Overview

Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis - and tests of his physical, emotional, and mortal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan.

Who Stars in The Wolverine

Hugh Jackman
Logan / Wolverine

Hugh Jackman

Hiroyuki Sanada

Hiroyuki Sanada

Famke Janssen
Jean Grey / Phoenix

Famke Janssen

Will Yun Lee

Will Yun Lee

Tao Okamoto
Mariko Yashida

Tao Okamoto

Rila Fukushima

Rila Fukushima


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Review for The Wolverine

Author: Per Gunnar Jonsson

This is definitely a good and entertaining movie. For me however, it falls short of being great due to a couple of things that I really did not like. Be warned that the rest of this review contains a few spoilers if you have not watched the movie before reading this. The movie begins quite well. I liked Wolverine getting into that bar taking revenge on the idiot hunting bears with poisoned darts. Then it did not continue so well. My main issue is that they screw with Wolverines healing powers really early on in the movie so that he is handicapped for a good chunk of it. I really did not like that. Now this does not stop there from being quite a few cool action sequences. The fight sequence on the Japanese bullet train was quite cool although a wee bit too drawn out perhaps. Eventually he manages to get his powers back although the happiness does not last very long. In the final combat they actually deprive Wolverine of his adamantium claws and it doesn’t look like he gets those back. What the f… is that? Sure, he regrows his original bone claws but that is not the same thing. Wolverine should have his adamantium claws, full stop. This is something I really dislike with a lot of Hollywood producers and directors now. They feel that they have to create some shock effect by destroying icons and constants in the world of movie fantasy. Like blowing up the Enterprise over and over again. I just hate it and for me this is the one thing that really stops this from being a great movie. Either they somehow give him back his proper claws or they can just as well make a reboot as far as I am concerned. It is quite sad that they, I will not say ruined but at least, diminished the movie in this way. Otherwise it would have been a great movie. It has a lot of nice action, a not too bad script and Hugh Jackman is very good as Wolverine. Actually the only one I thought was somewhat si so is Dr Green who’s acting is rather pathetic. All in all a good and entertaining movie that could have been a lot better if it was not for the Hollywood dimwits who felt they had to put something shocking in it and screwed it up.

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The Donners' Company

Marvel Entertainment

Bad Hat Harry Productions

Big Screen Productions

TSG Entertainment

20th Century Fox



Release Date

Original Language

2 hr 06 mins

$ 120,000,000.00 (Estimated)

$ 415,440,673.00 (USA)

$ 295,440,673.00 (Estimated in USA)


Action Science Fiction Adventure Fantasy

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