Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The wolverine movie review

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Famke Janssen
Director: James Mangold
Running time: 2 hours and 16 minutes
  The movie is the return of the wolverine,a mutant with metal claws or something ,who goes to say goodbye to an old friend who is now dying and ends up protecting the dying man's grand-daughter from the people who are trying to kill her.But everything is not as it seems.
  The wolverine had a lot of action and the action was actually good.I ,usually, don't like action movies and i wasn't thrilled about this one,I'm still not thrilled about it but i have to admit that i was never bored.I've seen many action films that made me want sleep right then and there,most recently Olympus has fallen and the numbers station, but here i was kind of into it.The action scenes were well done and a bit exciting.I , also, liked Rila Fukushima's character and i would have liked to have seen more of her in the movie.She brought a youthfulness and an excitement to the whole thing.
  Now, on to my problems with "The Wolverine".Firstly, the movie had a lot of cheesy moments.I couldn't help but roll my eyes and it was my biggest problem.These type of moments in the film were a lot and excruciating.Moreover, the brief romance that took place between Jackman and Okamoto's characters was out of the blue, didn't felt genuine and seemed forced.They didn't have much chemistry and the fact that they ended up together was a real turn off about the movie.Finally, the flash backs with Jackman and Famke Janssen tried to make wolverine experience the catharsis that he needed to move on from the death of Janssen and his guilt but they felt out of place for me.There was not much insight about the journey that Jackman's character had to take emotionally in order to get free from blammimg himself about the death of his loved one. 
  In conclusion, you will definitely like this movie if you are a wolverine fan and you may ,also, like it if you're not.
Score: 49%


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