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The Wolverine

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The Wolverine
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Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.
Statement of Responsibility: Twentieth Century Fox presents in association with Marvel Entertainment ; a Donners' Company production ; produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Hutch Parker ; screenplay by Mark Bomback and Scott Frank ; directed by James Mangold
Title: The Wolverine
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 126 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in., rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
stereo, Dolby Digital 2.0
laser optical, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
Special features: Inspiration: A Ronin's Journey
Credits: Music, Marco Beltrami ; director of photography, Ross Emery ; film editor, Michael McCusker.
Performers: Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Famke Janssen, Will Yun Lee.
Summary: Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13, for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language
System Details: DVD, NTSC region 1, dual layer, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0
DVD, NTSC region 1, dual layer, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0
DVD
Other Language: In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish; Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH)
English audio description track for people with visual disabilities
Subject Headings: Wolverine (Fictitious character) Drama Abnormalities, Human Drama Heroes Drama Demonology Drama Japan Drama Japón Teatro. bidex Demonología Teatro. bidex
Genre/Form: Fiction films
Feature films
Action and adventure films
Science fiction films
Superhero films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Topical Term: Wolverine (Fictitious character)
Abnormalities, Human
Heroes
Demonology
Demonología
Publisher No: 2283305
FOX833062002
2283305
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE W
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Hero or zero? Depends on what you like in these movies. If chewing gum for the testosterone beast within, this is as good as any.
If, as i, you watch them at least as much for inadvertent comedy value, then the "silly lightweight dramatics of Thor or Iron Man" are way better.
This movie is in something like 'the uncanny valley"- not real enough to take seriously, but too self-important to provide any laughs. And no, it doesn't make up for its deficits with any particular style. Just a me-too cg action thriller [watch for Wolverine IV coming soon!].
The only plus would be for the ladies- the wolverine and his luscious washboard abs.

Sep 02, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Just more BIGOTED Disney as well as life extension technology NONSENSE,disguised as another so-called movie that is suppose to be based on a Marvel comic book allegedly period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 28, 2014
  • ScorchingSun rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Better than most in its genre.
Certainly better than other Marvel films like the silly, lightweight dramatics of Thor or Iron Man.

Aug 14, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Not the greatest in the franchise. Plot is laboured and contrived.

Loved the film-highly recommended.

Aug 06, 2014
  • Palomino rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I like Wolverine and thought the movie was exciting and enjoyable. great pace and so many of the shots were visually artistic, and the train business, wow, superhero movies just keep getting better. It's only in retrospect I realize I still have no idea what the plot was, and superhero movies are still cliched and stupid. Many female characters, big part of their job is looking good in tight costumes, but you could say the same about Wolverine there, so points for trying.

Jul 30, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

In my opinion, this 6th (and hopefully last) installment in the X-Men series certainly tended to disappoint more than it satisfied.

(Spoilers Ahead!)

Let-down #1 - Finding out that Wolverine's apparently indestructible, adamantium knuckle-knives were, in fact, hollow. Sorry, but you don't create an X-Man like Wolverine and cut corners with his design by making his primary weapon cheap, hollow, and, yes, breakable.

Let-down #2 - You don't have an X-Man of Wolverine's respected status (who apparently fights for the sake of honour) turn around and bed the very woman whose life he's supposedly protecting.

Let-down #3 - I'd definitely say it's time to dispense with Wolverine's irksome visions and senseless guilt over Jean Grey's death. This nonsense only served to confuse and bog the story down and make Wolverine appear to be seriously unhinged.

Let-down # 4 - From my perspective, I think that Hugh Jackman (now 45) is clearly too old for his part. I notice that in close-ups he's rarely ever shot in natural light. The deep furrows in his brow give me an indication that there's plenty of stress in his life.

Yes. I could certainly continue slamming this $120 million production, non-stop. But I think my point has been made crystal-clear.

Now 13 years down the road, the Wolverine character has become as tiresome and stale as the likes of Freddy Krueger, for crying out loud!

Jul 19, 2014
  • nycounsel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed it more than some of the other X-men movies.

Jul 08, 2014
  • bigdoug rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

love

Jul 07, 2014
  • 671books rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Meh. I'd like to have the 2 hours of my life back.

Full review here: http://www.671books.net/film-2/the-wolverine/

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Apr 22, 2014
  • X_andor_Who rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A Spiritual Rendition of Wolverines' Raging Soma and Soul Self: Logan gains sapience not from adamantium claws... but rather, he formulates frame of mind, from his own innately made mind, to foster for himself, mastery of benign Bushido bylaws. -X; Who

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Jul 29, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

"Sayonara!"

Jul 29, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

"Go fuck yourself, pretty boy!"

Pages of quotes in IMDb:

Logan: Your grandfather called me a ronin, a samurai without a master. He said I was destined to live forever, with no reason to live.
Mariko: Was he right?
Logan: Yes.

Yukio: [draws a katana] This sword is hundreds of years old and was named Danzan by the first samurai who used it. Danzan means "separator" in Japanese. The ideal weapon for separating head and limb from body.

Feb 23, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a
Monster – And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you,” - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Feb 23, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."- George Orwe

Dec 02, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Logan (to Mariko's fiancé, who's just been caught with two strippers): "Now, call me old fashioned, but I thought being engaged meant you were done with this kind of bullsh*t." Noburo: "I am the Minister of Justice! Do you have any idea what I could do to you?" Logan: "Really? You're gonna try and talk tough standing there in your red underwear?"

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