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Richard Silver Screen Reviews: The Wolverine

Richard Silver Screen Reviews: The Wolverine

by Richard Rivera.

The Wolverine

A razor sharp action-movie of Adamantium claws as wolverine is unleashed in this solo outing as the clawed mutant finds himself in a foreign and dangerous land.

Marvel pulls out its big guns on this next installment as the wolverine take place after where the last Xmen movie left off at.

Staring Hugh Jackman (Logan) Plays the marvel character Wolverine in this fifth installment and is costarred with Rila Fukushima (Yukio) as a rōnin, a masterless samurai who supports Wolverine. Guess staring Famke Janssen (Jean Grey from Xmen) who plays part of Wolverines past that haunts him. New comer Tao Okamoto (Mariko) Plays as the daughter of Shingen Yashida, Also staring Hal Yamanouchi (Yashida) plays a Japanese Yakuza (silver samurai) crime boss who was saved by wolverine in WWII.

Director: James Mangold
Writers: Mark Bomback (screenplay), Scott Frank (screenplay)

The movie starts out in wolverines past During World War II off of Japans islands and jumps fast to the present where he finds himself haunted from the passing of Jean grey. But his old pass is about to catch up with him when he finds himself dealing with an friend on his death bed calling for him with a gift for(wolverine) Logan to confront his own demons. Wolverine ends up in Japan where the plot thickens and now he find’s he’s not as immortal no more. Can he figure it out why before it’s too late?

This movie is really made for people who are non-readers of comic as the action and drama unfolds showing to be one of the summer’s great movies this year. The action fight sequences are epic as wolverine is tested as he takes on all sorts of Ninjas and other mutants.

For the Comic book fans this movie will be a letdown as the producer did not stay true to the comic book series. As the story is nothing like any of the books put out by marvel and in one part how Wolverine loses something that was not in this story period, but rather in another story line by another villain.

In my opinion as a comic book reader and film maker this movie was well thought out but lacked direction as the movie jumps a bit too much and the lack of a plot becomes too coherent to understand what is going on. Seems for a bit it starts to drag in the middle of the movie. For the comic fan the letdown comes near the end of the movie and pretty much kills the entire movie from that point on. Over all it’s a great movie with lots of special effect and fight scenes sure to trill most audiences.

I rate this movie 3 stars out of 5 ***

Movie over all get an A for special effect, B – for acting ,and a C- for story line. Movie gets an overall B –

I recommend seeing this movie or renting it later when it comes out on DVD.

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 126 min

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