The Wolverine

Year Released: 2013
Main Stars: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto
Last watched:  August 2013
Review Date:  September 2013
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: CINEMA, 3D

You got to hand it to the comics, they’ve finally pushed through into the cine world and not just made a splash, they’ve redesigned the entire swimming pool!

Wolverine is a character with special powers, history and a grumpy mood. Ok, he’s not particularly complex vis a vie the emotions but that’s ok by me. As a central pin to an entire movie, this time he’s solid unlike the last Woolvy outing which was pants.

The use of Japanese culture and the semi-samurai connection with his claws and sense of honour works well while the effect are mostly seamless. There’s one jump that doesn’t quite work but it’s in the middle of action so you can gloss over it. Hugh plays it rough and everyone else does an equally good job. At no point did I see the actors poking through, which is good.

Ok, I admit it – I used to collect the comics. But even if you didn’t know him, I think this Woolvy pic has it’s own sense of fun. Not packed so much with action, more with gnarls and snarls. Any fights are well done and the arrows one harks to comic-book iconography but it’s not all action as there isn’t a tense chase so much as an unfolding path.

I’m happy with this one although I could see the younger comic-film fans wanting more. Maybe this is one for the older children just hitting 30 ? Anyway, it still fits as a good movie.

3D effect didn’t really happen so I wouldn’t bother with that. Expected to see more snow outside the screen, that would have been a good simple 3Dism.
Keep DVD?

Watch if on TV?

Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog. Maybe snuggle into his chunky vest and nuzzle those sideburns and… ahem, I mean – yeah, man, whatever, dude.


About Simon Trail

I'm just another film watcher with an opinion.
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