Friday, July 26, 2013

The Wolverine

Rated PG-13 / 2 hr 6 min / Action - Adventure - Fantasy

What is it about? 

Everyone's favorite mutant is back. This time in Japan. He is there to say goodbye to an old acquaintance whose life he had saved back in World War 2.  His friend is dying and is offering to take Wolverine's healing factor for the low low price of free.  Wolverine isn't playing that game, so he refuses.  His friend dies.  That same night, while he is sleeping, something is done to Wolverine to make him lose his healing factor.  Now everyone wants to kidnap or kill his friend's granddaughter for some reason, and Wolverine decides to play the hero again.

You will like it if...

You are a fan of comic book movies, and like the character of Wolverine.  There are a lot of things that they do right in this film, and it is much better than the first abomination of a film that was made for the same character.  They try to tie in the X-Men trilogy, and also reprise one of the first and best Wolverine stories from the comics.  The issue being that in order to do this they have to mess with the story and change things around.  Most people won't notice, but true comic book nerds will (That's me!).  The story is solid and the acting is good, but the execution is just average.  For something that should be a flagship franchise this movie is a bit disappointing.  It is still entertaining, but not as good as it could have or should have been. 

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