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The Wolverine

Year : 2013 Director : James Mangold Running Time : 126 Genre : , ,
Movie review score
3.5/5

What’s it about?
Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) struggles with the death of his beloved Jean Grey (at his hands) before being dragged to Japan where a dying man drags him into a web of intrigue, action and forbidden love.

What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt says: A vast improvement on the first Wolverine solo movie but then again what wouldn’t have been? This version has a much more solid storyline and spends more time on the character. As such, Jackman’s Wolverine is half James Bond and part animal and the movie works the better for it.

It doesn’t reach any great heights and builds ot a comic book ending but is genuinely entertaining and likable. Some great fight scenes (except for the traintop rubbish) and interesting twists mean that not even diehard comic fans will mind the liberties taken with the original storyline it’s lossely based on.

 

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