Title: The Wolverine
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox
Director: James Mangold
Writer(s): Mark Bomback (screenplay), Scott Frank (screenplay)
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, some sexuality and language
Running Time: 126 min
Synopsis: Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.
What Others Are Saying?
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 66% "Fresh", Top Critics: 61% "Fresh", Audience: 779% "Like It"
Metacritic: Critics: 60 out of 100, Users: 7.3 out of 10
MRQE Metric: 59 out of 100
- Action Elements: Wolverine frenzy
- Comedy Elements: Some cleaver banter
- Dramatic Elements: This film tried maybe a bit to hard..
- Sci-Fi / Fantasy Elements: Not a mutant fest, but there is good amount of comic book logic.
- Acting and Dialogue: 7: Hugh Jackman has set the tone to how Wolverine should be played. He was perfectly cast as Wolverine way back in X-men. I'm glad to see him back. Other actors did a decent job for being no-names.
- Art Direction: 7: For me I loved Japan as a backdrop. I'm glad they spent the money to film in Japan.
- Cinematography: 6: The action sequence were a bit to "shaky-cam" for my tastes. The train sequence was cool even though some of the gags were scene before in other films.
- Direction: 6: For an action film, in parts it felt kind of slow. Even thought dramatic scenes in most action films are an oxymoron, this one handled them pretty well.
- Editing: 6: I think the editing wasn't bad for an action film, but not remembered either.
- Screenplay: 7: I felt they handled the story really well. I like the contrast between Logan without powers vs the fury with powers.
- Sound and Music: 6: Fitting.
- VFX: 8: Well Done for the budget.