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The Wolverine (2013)

  • Rate: 7.1/10 total 65,758 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 26 July 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 126 min
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The Wolverine (2013)

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  • IMDb page: The Wolverine (2013)
  • Rate: 7.1/10 total 65,758 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
  • Release Date: 26 July 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 126 min
  • Filming Location: Fox Studios, Moore Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Budget: $100,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $120,458,000 (USA) (16 August 2013)
  • Director: James Mangold
  • Stars: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima | See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Marco Beltrami   
  • Soundtrack: Onna, Kanashi, Otona
  • Sound Mix: Dolby | Datasat | Dolby Atmos
  • Plot Keyword: Wolverine | Immortality | Samurai | Self Mutilation | Marvel Comics

Writing Credits By:

  • Mark Bomback (screenplay) and
  • Scott Frank (screenplay)

Known Trivia

  • Producer Lauren Shuler Donner approached writer Simon Beaufoy to write the script, but Beaufoy did not feel confident enough to commit.
  • Hugh Jackman is a self-confessed fan of the Chris Claremont-Frank Miller “Wolverine” comic (1982), especially the Japanese saga: “There are so many areas of that Japanese story. I love the idea of this kind of anarchic character, the outsider, being in this world full of honor and tradition and customs; someone who’s really anti-all of that, and trying to negotiate his own way. The idea of the samurai too, and the tradition there – it’s really great. In the comic book he gets his ass kicked by a couple of samurai – not even mutants.”
  • Darren Aronofsky was originally set to direct and worked on the project for six months before departing, citing the long overseas shoot would prevent him from seeing his family (he had just separated from Rachel Weisz, the mother of his child). During his time attached to the film, he rewrote the screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and it is speculated that the real reason for his departure was the studio’s unwillingness to approve his draft – which aimed for a hard ‘R’ rating due to heavy sexual content and brutal violence.
  • This will be the first time Wolverine will be in a movie without X-Men attached to the title.
  • This is Jackman’s sixth portrayal of Logan/Wolverine.
  • Jessica Biel was offered the role of Viper but a deal couldn’t be reached and she dropped out.
  • Togo Igawa was considered for the role of Shingen.
  • Guillermo del Toro expressed interest in directing, being a fan of the Japanese saga in the “Wolverine” comics. He met with James Gianopulos and Hugh Jackman about directing the film, but ultimately decided he did not wish to spend 2-3 years of his life working on the film.
  • In May 2011 Fox was down to a short list of eight candidates to direct: Jose Padilha, Doug Liman, Antoine Fuqua, Mark Romanek, Justin Lin, Gavin O’Connor, Gary Shore and James Mangold. Out of that list Mangold was chosen.
  • According to James Mangold, this film is a sequel to X-Men: The Last Stand (“Jean Grey is gone and most of the X-Men are disbanded, so there’s a tremendous sense of isolation for Wolverine”) but with extended flashbacks.

Goofs: Continuity: At the end of the movie when Logan and Mariko are on the tarmac, Yukio is seen in the background of the wide shots. Someone walks over to her and hands her a black portfolio. The shot closes to a close up of Logan and Mariko. When the shot widens the portfolio is gone.

Plot: When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. Full summary »  »

Story: In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before. Written byTwentieth Century Fox

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr. known as executive producer (as Joe Caracciolo Jr.)
  • Tom Cohen known as associate producer
  • Hugh Jackman known as producer
  • Stan Lee known as executive producer
  • Hutch Parker known as producer
  • Jesse Prupas known as line producer: Montreal
  • Lauren Shuler Donner known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Hugh Jackman known as Logan
  • Tao Okamoto known as Mariko
  • Rila Fukushima known as Yukio
  • Hiroyuki Sanada known as Shingen
  • Svetlana Khodchenkova known as Viper
  • Brian Tee known as Noburo
  • Hal Yamanouchi known as Yashida (as Haruhiko Yamanouchi)
  • Will Yun Lee known as Harada
  • Ken Yamamura known as Young Yashida
  • Famke Janssen known as Jean Grey
  • Nobutaka Aoyagi known as Security
  • Seiji Funamoto known as Servant
  • Shinji Ikefuji known as Pock-Face
  • Qyoko Kudo known as Aya
  • Nobuaki Kakuda known as Buddhist Priest
  • Chiharu Mizuno known as Old Woman
  • Takao Kinoshita known as Fruit Cart Vendor
  • Conrad Coleby known as Red Beard
  • Taris Tyler known as Bar Man (Red Beard's Friend)
  • Sarah Naylor-Liddell known as Yukon Bar Patron
  • J. Remilton known as Yukon Bar Patron
  • Andy Owens known as Yukon Bar Patron
  • Allan Poppleton known as Yukon Bar Patron
  • Geoff Burke known as Bartender
  • Joshua Remilton known as Man Near Bar
  • Yasuyo Shiba known as Reporter 1
  • Mai Ishikawa known as Reporter 2
  • Yaeko Kimura known as Mieko
  • Ryuta Kimura known as Hitoshi
  • Briden Starr known as Party Girl 1
  • Maria Lukasheva known as Party Girl 2
  • Tess Haubrich known as Cashier
  • Taki Abe known as Japanese Businessman
  • William Takayanagi-Temm known as Tower Guard
  • Kuni Hashimoto known as Lead Officer
  • Erich Chikashi Linzbichler known as Senior Officer at POW Camp
  • Shingo Usami known as Driver
  • Naoya Ogawa known as Yakuza 1
  • Atsushi Sawada known as Yakuza 2
  • Takashi Matsuyama known as Yakuza 3
  • Masa Yamaguchi known as Yakuza 4
  • Eric Laciste known as Yakuza 5 (as J. Eric Laciste)
  • Hideki Sugiguchi known as Yakuza 6
  • Garret Sato known as Dying Yakuza (as Garret T. Sato)
  • Kosuke Masano known as Army Officer 1
  • Yoji Tatsuta known as Army Officer 2
  • Yoshinori Fukushige known as Train Commuter
  • Hiroshi Kasuga known as Yashida Security Guard
  • Yumiko Nakamura known as Mariko Staff
  • Kimi known as Saki
  • Keiko Matsumoto known as Shizu
  • Louis Toshio Okada known as Pat Down Guy
  • James Fraser known as Allied POW (uncredited)
  • Ian McKellen known as Magneto (uncredited)
  • Patrick Stewart known as Charles Xavier (uncredited)
  • Luke Webb known as Allied POW (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Kelly Allison known as additional hair stylist (as Kelly Frisch)
  • Lara Jade Birch known as makeup daily
  • Wendy De Waal known as key makeup artist
  • Andriana Demetrius known as additional makeup artist
  • Rena Grady known as makeup artist
  • Nicole La Praik known as additional makeup artist
  • Micheala Macrae known as additional makeup artist
  • Debbie Muller known as additional makeup artist
  • Nick Nicolaou known as special makeup effects supervisor
  • Sheldon Wade known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Sean Ahern known as construction manager
  • Michael Alvarado known as art department assistant: Los Angeles
  • Colette Birrell known as art department coordinator
  • Christopher Bruce known as senior buyer
  • Raytheon Buna known as engineer
  • Andrew Chan known as assistant art director
  • Matt Connors known as head scenic artist
  • John Coven known as storyboard artist
  • Daniel James Cox known as storyboard artist
  • Martin Crouch known as screen graphics supervisor
  • Wayne Day known as hod carpenter
  • Richie Dehne known as property master
  • Mark d Drew known as set builder
  • Dane Eade known as set builder
  • Tania Einberg known as buyer
  • Simon Elsley known as assistant art director
  • Justin Goby Fields known as concept artist
  • Roger Gillespie known as hod plasterer
  • Wayne John Haag known as concept artist
  • Dane Hallett known as props maker
  • Mark Harman known as on set dresser
  • Todd Harris known as storyboard artist
  • Michael Henry known as senior mouldmaker
  • Jenny Hitchcock known as assistant art director
  • Glenn Johnson known as stand-by greens
  • Ciaran Jordan known as art department assistant
  • Steve Jung known as concept artist
  • Daniel Kay known as art department runner
  • Geoff Kemmis known as concept model maker
  • Jared Krichevsky known as creature designer
  • Tom Lampropoulos known as sculptor
  • Lee Launay known as assistant standby props
  • Harry Locke IV known as graphic designer
  • Sam Lukins known as on-set dresser
  • Stephen McGillen known as art department accountant
  • Mel Milanovic known as props
  • Joshua Min known as concept artist
  • Michele Moen known as illustrator
  • Robert Moxham known as stand-by props
  • Josh Nizzi known as illustrator
  • Manuel Plank-Jorge known as concept artist
  • Shane Reed known as leadman: additional photography
  • Dennis Richardson known as gang boss propmaker: reshoots
  • David Russell known as storyboard artist
  • Katie Sharrock known as assistant set decorator
  • Olli Sillankorva known as carpenter
  • Gabriel Smith known as assistant standby props
  • Chris Snyder known as construction coordinator: reshoots
  • Tuesday Stone known as second assistant set decorator
  • Amanda Thong known as assistant art department accountant
  • Daniel Willis known as set dressing assistant
  • Peter Wyborn known as hod prop manufacture
  • Joshua Zeigler known as carpenter




Production Companies:

  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (presents) (as Twentieth Century Fox) (A Film by James Mangold)
  • Marvel Entertainment (in association with)
  • Dune Entertainment (in association with)
  • Donners' Company
  • Ingenious Media (produced in association with)
  • Big Screen Productions (made in association with)
  • Ingenious Film Partners (made in association with)
  • Dune Entertainment III (copyright holder) (as Dune Entertainment III LLC)
  • Bad Hat Harry Productions (uncredited)

Other Companies:

  • BLT Communications  poster design: teaser poster (uncredited)
  • BT Industrial Supply  expendables
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • Company 3  digital intermediate
  • Cunning Stunts Limited  stunt equipment
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • Picture Mill, The  titles
  • Siam Costumes International  costumer (uncredited)
  • Sony Classical  soundtrack
  • SparkeFilms History Design  military costumes
  • Technicolor Hollywood  digital intermediate
  • Threadgold Plummer Hood  payroll services
  • Visual Motion  camera trucks and trailers


  • 20th Century Fox Netherlands (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through Warner Bros.)
  • 20th Century Fox (2013) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2013) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2013) (France) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2013) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2013) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox de Argentina (2013) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox de Venezuela (2013) (Venezuela) (theatrical)
  • Big Picture 2 Films (2013) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Manfer Films (2013) (Bolivia) (theatrical)
  • Odeon (2013) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox C.I.S. (2013) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical) (through)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2013) (USA) (DVD)
  • 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2013) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • SF Film Finland (2013) (Finland) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Digital Caliber (stereoscopic clean-up)
  • Iloura
  • Makeup Effects Group Studio
  • Rising Sun Pictures (visual effects)
  • Shade VFX (visual effects)
  • Weta Digital

Visual Effects by:

  • Shaun Friedberg 'Pyrokinesis' known as animation technical director: Weta Digital (as Shaun Friedberg)
  • Marco Abbruzzese known as rotoscope artist: Weta Digital
  • Mark Edward Allen known as model groomer: Weta Digital
  • Stephen Allison known as render wrangler: Weta Digital
  • Patrick L. Almanza known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Juan Alvarez known as roto artist
  • Michael Amato known as stereoscopic artist
  • Ryan Andersen known as visual effects editorial coordinator: Shade vfx
  • Tovonaina Andriamampionona known as stereoscopic roto artist
  • Malcolm Angell known as sequence production manager: weta digital
  • Erick Aragon known as rotoscope artist
  • Brent Armfield known as vfx assistant coordinator
  • Nicole Ashford known as track/matchmove artist
  • Carl Ayala known as camera technical director
  • Dan Ayling known as camera technical director
  • Charles Baden known as compositor
  • Buffy Bailey known as previs artist
  • Jesse Balodis known as texture/projection
  • Sam Balzer known as camera technical director
  • Sam Balzer known as camera technical director: Weta Digital
  • Gretchen Bangs known as stereoscopic roto artist: Stereo D
  • Wesley Barker known as visual effects assistant coordinator
  • K.C. Barnes known as senior stereoscopic artist: Stereo D
  • Brandon Barney known as finaling artist
  • Steve Barsevick known as visual effects production assistant
  • Sonia Bass known as camera technical director
  • Ryan Bauer known as stereoscopic compositor: Stereo D
  • Jamie Baxter known as digital compositor
  • Olivier Beierlein known as shader writer: Weta Digital
  • Gregory Bellis known as camera technical director: Weta Digital
  • Jeannie Ben-Hain known as lead stereoscopic compositor
  • Brian N. Bentley known as senior stereoscopic compositor
  • Brian N. Bentley known as senior stereoscopic paint artist
  • Andres Berkstein known as fx artist: Shade VFX
  • John Berri known as visual effects editor
  • Alex Berson known as senior digital paint artist: Weta Digital
  • Aaron D. Beyer known as visual effects
  • Kathryn Jane Black known as visual effects artist (as Kat Black)
  • Adam Blank known as stereoscopic depth artist: Stereo D
  • Moragot Bodharamik known as animator
  • Michael Bomagat known as animator: Weta Digital
  • Sebastian Bommersheim known as senior digital paint artist: Weta Digital
  • Jason Bond known as rotoscope artist
  • Erin Bosworth known as digital compositor: Shade VFX
  • Jason Bowers known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Tim Bowman known as digital compositor
  • Adam Bradley known as lead paint artist: Weta Digital
  • Erik Bratlien known as stereoscopic artist: Stereo D
  • Phil Brennan known as visual effects supervisor (as Philip Brennan)
  • Ryan Brooks known as senior rotoscope artist
  • Joerg Bruemmer known as digital compositor
  • Bryan Burger known as ingest manager: Stereo D
  • Andy Burmeister known as senior camera technical director: Weta Digital
  • Sam Buys known as digital asset manager: Weta Digital
  • Tom Buys known as sequence production manager: Weta Digital
  • Miguel Diaz Cachero known as digital compositor: Weta Digital
  • Robin Stuart Cape known as rotoscope artist: Weta Digital
  • Tasha Carlson known as stereoscopic depth artist
  • Jeremy P. Carroll known as lead stereoscopic compositor: StereoD LLC
  • Monica L. Castro known as stereoscopic artist
  • Arthur Chan known as rotoscope artist
  • Matthieu Chardonnet known as senior effects technical director: Weta Digital
  • Jason K.S. Cheung known as production engineer: Weta Digital
  • Tagui Chilyan known as stereo production assistant: Stereo D
  • Christopher Chinea known as stereoscopic artist: Stereo D
  • Bryan Chojnowski known as previs artist
  • Sanchari Chowdhury known as textures coordinator
  • Kelly Roslyn Christophers known as lighting technical director
  • Jasper Chung known as rotoscope artist: Weta Digital
  • Graham D. Clark known as head of stereography: Stereo D
  • Jimi Clark known as compositor: visual effects element qc
  • Erik Classen known as finaling artist
  • Darrell Claunch known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Sean Clemons known as depth artist: Stereo D
  • Emma Clifton known as compositor: Weta Digital
  • Joshua E. Cohen known as visual effects artist
  • Michael Colburn known as stereo compositor
  • Tony Cole known as senior compositor
  • Peter Connelly known as lighting technical director
  • Shane Cook known as compositor: RSP
  • Shane Cooper known as senior software developer
  • Elissa Cordero known as stereoscopic artist
  • Matt Cordero known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Peter Cromwell known as stereoscopic artist
  • Ryan Cronin known as animator: Weta Digital
  • Tim Crosbie known as visual effects supervisor: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Steven Crowe known as stereo production assistant
  • Noemie Cruciani known as senior paint artist: Weta Digital
  • Alexia Cui known as lighting technical director
  • Dustin Cumming known as compositor
  • Daphne De Jesus known as compositor
  • Sarah de Schot known as digital paint artist: Weta Digital
  • Angelo de Witt known as digital compositor
  • Ivy Depies known as digital compositor: Method Studios
  • Giancarlo Derchie known as digital artist
  • Rustin Devendorf known as stereoscopic technical assistant: Stereo D
  • Ben Dickson known as digital compositor: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Kenny DiGiordano known as previs artist: Halon
  • Gus Djuro known as senior stereoscopic compositor
  • Jan Dubberke known as digital compositor: Weta Digital
  • Mayur Duchakke known as render wrangler: StereoD
  • Georgia Dumergue known as visual effects artist
  • Eamon Samuel Duncan known as matchmove artist: weta digital
  • Sarah Jane Dunlop known as visual effects coordinator: RSP
  • Daniel Elliott known as visual effects technical director: Weta Digital
  • Charlie H. Ellis known as digital compositor
  • Jared Embley known as charater td: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Ryan Ensign known as depth artist: Stereo D
  • Stephen Evans known as lighting / techical director
  • Garrett Eves known as depth artist
  • Luca Fascione known as rendering research lead
  • Lauren Fernandez-Morrell known as finaling artist
  • Lauren Fernandez-Morrell known as stereo artist
  • Mark Ferrer known as stereoscopic roto artist: Stereo D
  • Dawn Fidrick known as stereoscopic rotoscope artist: Stereo D
  • Jerod Finn known as stereoscopic compositor/paint artist
  • Daniel A Flores known as rotoscope artist: Shade VFX
  • Emily Francione known as stereoscopic roto lead: StereoD (3D version)
  • Migael Franken known as roto artist
  • Guillaume François known as senior shader writer
  • Roland Friedrich known as digital compositor: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Maximilian Funke known as visual effects artist
  • Stephen A. Gall known as stereo roto artist
  • Edgar Garrido known as roto artist
  • Matthew E. Gill known as stereo production assistant: Stereo D
  • Bryan Godwin known as visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX
  • Pam Gonzales known as paint artist: method studios
  • Edgar Gonzalez known as stereoscopic rotoscope artist
  • Ryan Grobins known as lighting lead
  • Scott Gudahl known as stereo compositor
  • Signy Bjorg Gudlaugsdottir known as visual effects artist
  • Lauren Guerard known as visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
  • Mansi Gupta known as stereoscopic compositor: StereoD LLC
  • Alex Guri known as digital compositor
  • Simon Halpern known as pre-vis artist: Halon
  • Katie Hamberger known as visual effects artist
  • Ramón Hamilton known as depth artist: Stereo D
  • Josh Handley known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Derek Hanson known as lead stereo compositor: Stereo D
  • Reginald Harber Jr. known as stereoscopic conversion supervisor: Stereo D
  • Rich Hardy Jr. known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Yoshihiro Harimoto known as creature technical director: Weta Digital
  • Toby Haruno known as senior character animator: Weta Digital
  • Serena Hastie known as rotoscope artist: Weta Digital
  • Brian Hawkins known as stereo technical director: StereoD
  • Dustin Hayes known as stereoscopic artist
  • Kelly Haysom known as digital paint artist: Weta Digital Ltd
  • Alex Heffner known as stereoscopic artist
  • Quentin Hema known as digital paint supervisor: weta digital
  • Namjin Heo known as digital compositor
  • Alicia Heraper known as roto artist
  • Simon Herden known as digital compositor: rising sun pictures
  • Jordan Heskett known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Jordan Heskett known as stereoscopic painter
  • Bryan M. Higgins known as rotoscope supervisor
  • Martin Hill known as visual effects supervisor: Weta Digital
  • Ryan Hirsh known as lead stereoscopic artist
  • Sam Hodge known as visual effects artist
  • Julie Holmes known as layout td: weta digital
  • Teresa Hooper known as layout technical director: Weta Digital
  • Sandy Houston known as rotoscoping supervisor
  • Jason Lei Howden known as compositor: Iloura
  • Levon Hudson known as assistant visual effects editor
  • Levon Hudson known as motion tracker
  • Lucas Hull known as digital compositor: Stereo D
  • Huck Hur known as matchmove artist
  • Megan Hutchison known as paint and rotoscope artist: Weta Digital
  • Jonna Isotalus known as digital compositor
  • Chris Jackson known as compositor
  • Ebrahim Jahromi known as creature technical director: Weta Digital
  • Gemma James known as visual effects production manager: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Kristine-Joeann Jasper known as texture artist: weta digital
  • Viv Jim known as compositor: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Haley JoAnna known as rotoscope
  • Erik Johnson known as depth artist: Stereo D
  • Tim Johnson known as finaling department manager: StereoD
  • Danny Jones known as senior paint and roto artist
  • Soyeon Jung known as stereo compositor
  • Corey Just known as stereoscopic depth artist
  • Aleks Justesen known as depth artist
  • Joshua Kamau known as rotoscope artist
  • Michael Karp known as tracking and matchmoving
  • Prateek Kaushal known as stereoscopic supervisor: Stereo D
  • Ryan Keely known as digital compositor
  • Ian Kelly known as stereoscopic roto lead
  • Spencer Kelsey known as previsualization artist
  • Valerie Kenniston known as visual effects coordinator
  • Annabelle Kent known as digital compositor
  • R. Logan Ketchum known as stereo production assistant
  • Harimander Singh Khalsa known as compositing supervisor: Shade VFX
  • Balazs Kiss known as senior lighting technical director: Weta Digital
  • Mike Knox known as systems engineer: stereoscopic conversion
  • Helen Kok known as visual effects producer: method studios
  • Dmitri Krasnokoutski known as shader writer: Weta Digital
  • Nitesh Kumar known as Senior stereo roto artist: Stereo D
  • Aaron Kupferman known as compositor: Shade VFX
  • Kosta Lagis known as visual effects artist
  • Sabine Laimer known as digital compositor: Weta Digital
  • Alvado Landaberde known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Alvado Landaberde known as stereoscopic painter
  • Priscilla Landerer known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Marc Landrain known as camera technical director: WETA Digital
  • Kirsty Lawlor known as digital compositor
  • Alana Lennie known as matchmove artist
  • Phillip Leonhardt known as CG supervisor: Weta Digital
  • Dean Lewandowski known as layout technical director: Weta Digital
  • Seth Lickiss known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Carlos Lin known as creature technical director
  • Manuel Llamas known as digital compositor
  • Adam Lo known as roto artist: Stereo D
  • Thomas Sing Wai Lo known as digital modeller: Weta Digital
  • Harry Locke IV known as digital effects artist
  • Jason Locke known as camera technical director: Weta Digital
  • Rob MacBride known as roto artist
  • Sam Maclennan known as wrangler coder: Weta Digital
  • Jason Madigan known as shot supervisor
  • Cornelia Magas known as visual effects artist
  • Pravin Mahtani known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Carson Majors known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Yael Majors known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Daisuke Maki known as lighting technical director: Weta Digital
  • Sebastian Maldonado known as senior stereoscopic compositor
  • Sebastian Maldonado known as senior stereoscopic paint artist
  • Roy Vincent Mann known as lead stereoscopic compositor
  • Charana Mapatuna known as stereoscopic compositor: Stereo D LLC
  • Pavan Maradia known as pipeline technical assistant: StereoD
  • Jason Marlow known as camera technical director
  • Filipe Marques known as compositor: Method Studios
  • Dena Massenburg known as rotoscope artist
  • William Maurer known as stereoscopic production coordinator
  • Jonathan McClintic known as digital compositor
  • Jonathan McClintic known as stereoscopic conversion
  • Russell McCoy known as stereoscopic finaling supervisor
  • Daniel McCue known as previs artist
  • Ben McEwan known as digital compositor: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Dave McGrath known as compositing assistant technical director: Weta Digital
  • Elizabeth McKinney known as visual effects artist
  • Michael Milano known as stereoscopic depth artist
  • David Miller III known as senior stereoscopic artist
  • Amy Miller known as art department coordinator – Weta Digital
  • Seth F. Miller known as digital paint artist: Weta Digital
  • Jennifer Mizener known as visual effects coordinator
  • Steven Morgan-Hastie known as rotoscope artist: Weta Digital
  • Immanuel Morris known as stereo conversion artist
  • Matt Mueller known as senior on-set visual effects technical director
  • Viktor Muller known as visual effects supervisor
  • Andy Mulligan known as matchmove & rotomation
  • Alexandre Ménard known as previs artist
  • Per Mørk-Jensen known as compositor: Weta Digital
  • Marcell Nagy known as lighting technical director: Weta
  • Neiko Nagy known as digital compositor
  • Naren Naidoo known as stereoscopic compositor: Stereo D
  • Naren Naidoo known as stereoscopic roto artist: Stereo D
  • Duncan Nairn known as rotoscope artist
  • Harindranath Narendran known as finaling artist
  • Ben Nightingale known as senior texture artist/look dev: Weta digital
  • Rajesh Nimje known as QC supervisor
  • Tahl Niran known as digital compositor
  • Michael Nouryeh known as assistant visual effects editor
  • David O'Brien known as stereoscopic artist: Stereo D
  • Chris O'Connell known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Patrick O'Riley known as rotoscope coordinator: Stereo D
  • Grant Olin known as pre-vis artist
  • Raphael Oseguera known as lead roto artist
  • Aaron Parry known as visual effects executive producer: Stereo D
  • Yogesh Pathak known as senior stereo roto annotation artist
  • Demetrios Patsiaris known as senior stereoscopic roto artist
  • Todd Patterson known as previs artist
  • Andrew Pellicer known as 2d artist: Shade VFX
  • Lyndsey Pendley known as stereoscopic paint artist
  • Mike Perry known as CG supervisor
  • Binoy Peters known as senior production coordinator
  • Ezra Pike known as senior roto artist
  • Ian Plumb known as digital compositor
  • James Porter known as camera technical director
  • David Pritchard known as previs artist
  • Emily Probert known as digital compositor: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Derek N. Prusak known as stereoscopic editorial supervisor
  • Michael Pugh known as stereoscopic artist
  • Marc Purnell known as matchmove artist: Rising Sun Pictures
  • Melissa Quintas known as stereoscopic compositor
  • Ula Rademeyer known as senior texture artist: Weta Digital
  • Carlos Nestor Ramos known as stereoscopic assistant editor: StereoD
  • Kade Ramsey known as rotoscope artist: Weta Digital
  • Troy Ramsey known as senior paint artist: Weta digital
  • Clint G. Reagan known as previz director
  • Mick Reid known as stereo compositor
  • Ari Reisner known as stereoscopic compositor: Stereo D
  • Gerard Retulla known as stereoscopic depth artist
  • John Riddle known as technical director: Shade VFX
  • Mike Rim known as visual effects artist
  • Gizmo Rivera known as compositor
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  1. John McClane
    19 Aug 2013, 5:20 pm

    2009's X-men Origins: Wolverine was received negatively by both criticsand the majority of the fans of the character. Now the character has achance to redeem himself with this year's the Wolverine and for themost part he does. This film has really tried to please the fans as itwas loosely based on the beloved Japan story line from the comics andit is clear that the film has tried to fix the problems that werecomplained about in the previous solo Wolverine film. Despite takingplace after the events of X-men: The Last Stand this film attempts todistance itself from the rest of the X-men characters and story andfocuses solely on the Wolverine character and as a result this filmfeels very different to all previous X-men films. This allows for thebest portrayal of Wolverine's character that we have seen so far andHugh Jackman also delivers his best performance of the character todate. I really enjoyed the pacing of the film as well because althoughit was a face paced action film it wasn't afraid to slow things downand develop the characters and the relationships between them. Howeverit never slows down for too long before it picks up the pace withanother action scene. The action in this film is also very well donebecause every sequence is creative and has a purpose so it never feelslike the mindless action we've come to expect in big budget summerfilms. Humour is also used effectively in this film as the writers takeadvantage of Wolverine's IDGAF attitude. However the film isn't perfectas there is one other mutant character that occasionally seems slightlyout of place and some people might find her character a bit too overthe top. Also from time to time it does feel like they are playing ittoo safe to insure that they don't make any of the same mistakes as thelast Wolverine film. Overall The Wolverine, although not perfect, is afun superhero film that gets a lot of things right about what makes theWolverine character so popular.

  2. Apu Garnesh from United States
    19 Aug 2013, 5:20 pm

    Usually plot holes are isolated. This movie was however one giantplothole.

    (1) Grandpa

    This is what I understood at the end of the movie: Turns out Grandpa isa bad ass who just wanted to magically suck Wolverine's healing powersand live forever. So what he did was (i) Invite Wolverine to Japan;(ii) Fake his own death; (iii) As part of his plan (?) inject a spideronto Wolverine's heart so that he loses his healing powers–What in theworld did this achieve for evil Grandpa?; (iv) As part of his plan (?)allow his granddaughter to be subject to multiple assassinationattempts, just so that Wolverine will keep following her; (v) Thenafter leaving a trail of crumbs for Hansel and Gretel, captures hisgranddaughter, and lures Wolverine to some sort of lair, where hispowers can be sucked.

    The (?)'s indicate where I am not sure if it was really part ofGrandpa's plan or things just worked out this way.

    Given the tremendous amount of uncertainty involved in the above plan(e.g. Wolverine might've been killed, in which case no powers to suck;his granddaughter might've been killed, in which case end of story, andWolverine would've returned to the Yukon to chill out with grizzlies),you'd think there'd been a simpler and cleaner way to do all this. Butno.

    All this is quite forgivable, compared to other things that went wrong.

    (2) Viperwoman

    What the hell is motivating her? What does she want? Is she working forherself? Or is she working for Grandpa and if so, why?

    How did she inject the spider onto Wolverine's heart? Just by kissinghim in the middle of the night? (This was never clarified.)

    (3) Japanese Father and Japanese Fiancé

    OK so it turns out the whole family (except pretty granddaughter) are abunch of one-dimensional assholes. This is clichéd and boring andstupid, but still acceptable if you at least make some effortexplaining what exactly was motivating them.

    Japanese Father wants to kill his own daughter just because Grandpawilled her everything? (Oh, and this too was part of Grandpa's grandmasterplan?)

    Japanese Fiancé is just some asshole who's engaged to prettygranddaughter (this, BTW, is explained for us gaijin simply by the linethat "You're not Japanese, so you won't understand"). He's the ministerof justice or something. And he likes to have white hookers in hishotel room. Uh, and what else do we know about him? Nothing! Basicallyhe's just some asshole who somehow wants to do bad things.

    There are many other things wrong with this movie. E.g.,

    (4) Totally artificial and forced chemistry between Wolverine andpretty Japanese granddaughter.

    I literally cringed whenever they hooked up.

    (5) Jean Gray bad dreams BS was just LAME

    I can think of only two things I liked about the movie: (A) TheNagasaki A-bomb scene. Pretty sick, think it's the first time I've seenit portrayed up-close in any movie. (B) The black ninjas, doing theirthing in the middle of the night and flying across roof-tops.

    Other than that this movie was total scheisse.

  3. tdub154420 from United States
    19 Aug 2013, 5:20 pm

    First and foremost I must say that I absolutely loved this movie. Butas I will cover in my review it may largely be due to the fact that Ihave always held the source material of this film in very high regard.Having said that, I do recognize that their may be a sliding scale ofenjoyability for this film. If you are a fan of the 1983Claremont/Miller miniseries of Wolverine then this is the movie youhave been waiting for. If you are fond of the character Wolverine andinterested into delving deeper into his chronology and exploring hisinner conflicts, you will certainly enjoy this movie. If however, youhave no familiarity, or no desire to familiarize with the character ofWolverine, you may find yourself not caring about many of the slowermoments and longing for a more evenly paced action film.

    Fans of Claremont's Wolverine rejoice, this Wolverine does it right.The film does its best keeping characters intact while deviating fromthe comics in the sake of a self contained story and grander characterdevelopment. There are several of the shots in this film that are nearrecreations of the comic's original panels, and although story lineshave been shifted and shuffled in some places, its all there. Mariko,Yukio, Harada, Shingen and Viper may develop differently than in thecomic series, but their relation to each other and contextualsignificance is intact. As a Wolverine fan it was also nice to see ameaningful relationship blossom between Wolverine and Mariko, unlikethe comics where it really is love at first sight. Instead hereWolverine falls in love not entirely with the character of Mariko, butrather with the idea of being a protector, a take that is a welcomeaddition to the Claremont storyline. The characters of Silver Samuraiand Viper undergo the largest facelift in this film, but it isn'tentirely out of place. Let us not forget they were involved in the XMen issues directly connecting to the Wolverine miniseries. Althoughtheir characters have undertaken slight adjustments in order toincorporate ideas from the Fatal Attractions storyline, the plot doeswell to take from Wolverine's side of this storyline because it was oneof the few times in the series where Logan did feel vulnerable. Manyfans will recognize that the plot device and character of MasterYashida cannot be found in any of the original comics, but one mustkeep in mind it serves as a useful device to connect all thedevelopments of Logan's journey. All in all I think its the bestcharacter study of Wolverine that any fan could ask for. Wolverinestruggles with his animalistic urges and his commitment to reform, hegrapples to find meaning in his endless immortality, and he ultimatelyfinds purpose and resolution that he had not before. None of thesedevelopments are significantly or profoundly discovered, rather theyare slowly revealed, which may turn casual movie goers off fromenjoying this film. As a thoughtful exploration of Wolverine'scharacter and a grand homage to incredible source material though, howcan any Wolverine fan say no to this movie? It is the best X-Men movieand one of the best comic based movies.

    For those who would not consider themselves fans, but are rathermoviegoers intent on enjoying a superhero epic, be warned. This film isa character study, it does not grapple with any conflicts outside ofWolverine's internal struggles. The world is not being threatened, andnot many lives outside of Logan's are even being threatened, so thestoryline does not crescendo in epic suspense like the Avengers or theDark Knight. So for those not invested in Wolverine's personal selfdiscovery, some of the action can seem unmotivated and the pacing anobstacle to satisfaction. The film does its job in providing actionsequences, but it intersperses several moments of symbolic soulsearching, cryptic metaphors and relationship building that serve aspavement for Wolverine's self discovery. This movie can still beenjoyable without interest in Wolverine's inner conflicts however. Withan outstanding supporting cast, a beautiful setting, and gripping andintense action sequences, it plays a lot like a token Bond film forthose unfamiliar with Wolverine.

    Whether you are familiar with the original comics or not, this moviewill certainly provide entertaining thrills and intriguing themes. If,however, you are a fan of the original comic books, this film is awonderful achievement.

  4. ThePterodactylGynecologi from United States
    19 Aug 2013, 5:20 pm

    The Wolverine is OK at best, even with Hugh Jackman's usual superbacting. Most of the action is mediocre and offers no surprises (you cantell from the situation who is gonna die and who is gonna hit whoseveral seconds before they do so) with the exception of a few reallygreat scenes, but these scenes are scattered very far apart.

    What really brings the movie down isn't its action though, but ratherthe culprit lies in the writing. Not only does it defy science andphysics every chance it gets -{{SPOILER: A poor representation of anatomic bomb hitting Nagasaki is shown through a memory SPOILER OVER}}-, but the depictions of certain powers make you wonder if the writerseven know how Wolverine's powers work. -{{SPOILER: At one point a guyin a robot samurai (Real Steel, anyone?)somehow manages to CUTWolverine's adamantium claws with a heated blade, despite the fact thatadamantium is supposed to be unbreakable, with the only material withinthe same zone of strength being vibranium (what Captain America'sshield is made of). But the film never offers any sort of clarificationor explanation to this. Added to this is that by somehow drilling intohis bones, the man in the suit gets younger as if he got Logan'shealing factor (even though that's not how it works), yet a few secondslater he gets stabbed and his supposed healing power does nothinganymore? SPOILER OVER}}-

    The character writing is poor and very 2-dimensional for everyone otherthan Logan, and so many developmental/emotional moments are thrown atyou so fast that you don't have time to grab onto any of them. It'slike there was a bag full of typical Hollywood ideas that the moviejust flung on-top of the script.

    Build onto this is a predictable and lazy script with a few cheap jokesand a forced romance, and you have a movie that does little more thanhalf-entertain you. And to add to this, the after credits scene makesNO sense (powers wise) and backtracks/negates important aspects fromthe last movie, which is a very childish and unprofessional thing todo, even if the last movie was quite bad. The people at Marvel need tosimply accept their mistake and move on, rather than try to dwell onthings that people enjoyed from their first 2 successful X-Men movies.

    However, people always overate movies when they first come out,especially for Marvel, so the rating you see here is probably not theone you would give it. But if you're willing to deny several of thethings you thought you knew for an hour and a half to be sortaentertained, then you shouldn't have much of a problem for this movie.If not, i recommend reading the plot instead to get ready for the nextmovie.

  5. Movie_Muse_Reviews from IL, USA
    19 Aug 2013, 5:20 pm

    Throughout the course of the modern superhero era, one thing has stayedtrue: Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. After being a successful piece of the"X-Men" franchise for three films, Wolverine got his own solo gig in2009's "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," which turned out to be a chaoticsmear of superhero film with a cliché-ridden script. Jackman, who hasbecome synonymous with the part in a way that would make even RobertDowney Jr. jealous, deserved better.

    Thankfully, "The Wolverine" is better. In fact, it bounces back fromthe very worst failings of "Origins," telling a character-orientedstory that borrows from the Chris Claremont-Frank Miller comicfeaturing Wolverine's Japanese saga.

    The story takes place post-"X-Men: The Last Stand," as Logan is hauntedin his dreams by Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), whom he killed in that filmin order to essentially save the world. Hiding out and looking like animprisoned Jean Valjean somewhere in Alaska (he tends to do that), aJapanese woman named Yukio (Rila Fukushima) finds him and convinces himto travel back with her to Japan to meet her master, Yashida (HalYamanouchi), whom Wolverine saved during the bombing of Nagasaki inWorld War II. Yashida is one of Japan's wealthiest men, a technologyentrepreneur, and he wants to offer Wolverine the one thing he's neverhad – mortality. For someone who feels as though their gift has been acurse lately, it's an appealing offer.

    Of course there has to be a catch, and Wolverine soon finds himselfdealing with the venomous Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova) and going onthe run and protecting Yashida's granddaughter Mariko (Tao Okamoto),who is being sought after by the Yakuza (Japanese mob).

    The film almost never leaves Wolverine's side, and provides more thanadequate motivational fuel for us to become invested in the story.Wolverine's consideration of his own inner pain and immortality finallygives Jackman something to work with, despite how good he is with allthe more exterior elements of the character.

    Director James Mangold ("Walk the Line" and the underrated remake of"3:10 to Yuma") excels at finding these character moments, while alsotaking the opportunity to make a Marvel samurai movie. The film's fightsequences take a visceral yet artistic approach reminiscent of asamurai film: violent, but stylized. An R-rated version, however,would've made this an exceptional film, but such is Hollywood.

    In summer after summer of large-scale blockbusters with immense actionsequences, "The Wolverine" will be a tad underwhelming for anyoneimpartial to the character that is just looking for the "next bigmovie." Again, this movie is as much about Wolverine's internalstruggle as what's happening on screen. It is exciting in small ways,not in big ways (outside of a sequence on top a bullet train). Mangoldalso does some cool things with a chase sequence through Tokyo in whichthe archer Harada (Will Yun Lee) snipes Yakuza thugs as Wolverine runswith Mariko.

    A lot of props go to the script team of Mark Bomback ("Unstoppable,""Total Recall") and Scott Frank ("Minority Report"), who revised theinitial draft by Oscar winner Christopher McQuarrie ("The UsualSuspects"). Obviously the character element of the story works well,but the pacing is strong and surprises wait at every turn, even if theplot trajectory follows a pretty traditional superhero movie structure.

    To put "The Wolverine" in the context of the ever-growing rolodex ofsuperhero movies, it's a rock-solid, entertaining, better-than-mostentry, but years from now, will probably get overlooked among thegenre's best thanks to the visually ground-breaking event films now andsoon to be even more prevalent. It does little to stand out, but theWolverine character didn't need something to make him stand out; itneeded something more personal. Why else would you isolate a characterfrom the X-Men if not to tell his personal story? "The Wolverine" is asuperb film that should've come out four years ago, when it would'vebeen a great film. If it were an origin story and not the fifth timeJackman put the claws on (not counting his "X-Men: First Class" cameo),I would put it on par with "Iron Man" minus some of the flashy CGI anda decent percentage of humor. There's no question Wolverine's lack ofnovelty will play a factor for those who find it unimpressive, butgetting down to what it means to make a good superhero film, you can'tgo wrong with the model used in "The Wolverine." And fans willgenuinely be excited about what Wolverine does next, with or withoutthe X-Men.

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  6. Minerva Breanne Meybridge ( from Santa Monica
    19 Aug 2013, 5:20 pm

    1. When Logan recovers from the atomic bomb blast, why does his hairgrow back perfectly styled?

    2. When he loses his healing ability and he extends his claws on thetrain, then retracts them, why do his knuckles instantly heal?

    3. After Logan is shot several times in the chest, wouldn't the lastthing he would want to do is go chop apart a huge fallen tree? Wouldn'this wounds open up and cause him to bleed to death?

    4. It is very convenient that is Prometheus there was an alien removalmachine and in Wolverine there was a color x-ray machine, but how couldLogan operate on himself and reach to his heart to get the parasite?Beyond the fact that it would be awkward, beyond the fact that heartsurgeons have to crack apart the ribs and then use a rib spreader,beyond the fact that his ribcage is saturated with adamantine, wouldn'tthe pain have caused him to black out?

    5. If all Shingen had to do to get Logan's healing ability, wouldn't ithave been easier for him to have drilled into his claws when he had himtrapped in the chair, rather than building an adamantine transformer?

    6. If Professor X found the ability to reintegrate his molecules likeDr. Manhattan in Watchmen, why didn't he fix his spine so that hedidn't have to use the wheelchair anymore? And grow some hair on hishead? (eh, you even gotta wonder why in the 24th Century, Jon LucPicard never heard about Rogaine)

    7. If only part of Logan's adamantine claws were chopped off, why docomplete bone ones grow back? What happened to the partial metal ones?

    The movie was far too long on ninja fight scenes. I was beginning tofall asleep. Sad that the bad guy turned out to be someone whose lifehe saved. The Viper character was just creepy without any definablereason for why he was even there.

    All in all, it was a waste of bad popcorn.

  7. quinnox-1 from United States
    19 Aug 2013, 5:20 pm

    This is not another light and fluffy comic book super hero movie. Thismovie actually has depth and substance to it, and there are not fightscenes taking place every few minutes like in most comic book movieslately. It is more of a deep character study of the Wolverine. Ithought it was unexpectedly good, with Jackman doing a superb job inthe lead role, as a tortured hero, who seems as if he no longer wantsto go on living his near immortal existence because of deep regrets andguilt he is feeling about things that happened in the past.

    But it is not all doom and gloom, there are indeed fight scenes, andthey are what you would expect of a summer blockbuster type movie. Thelast fight scene involving a giant robot-like Samurai is especiallyspectacular. Just don't expect the fight scenes to be the main focus ofthe movie, this is more about the Wolverine and his inner struggles ofconscience. I liked it very much.

  8. Alenka from Slovenia
    19 Aug 2013, 5:20 pm

    PLOT Logan (Hugh Jackman) lives as loner while he's still devastatedand haunted by events that happened with Jean Grey in the third film ofX- Men. He is found by a Japanese woman Yukio (Rila Fukushima) whodelivers him a message from a man he rescued in 1945, called Yashida(Hiroyuki Sanada). He is dying of cancer an would like to met Logan forthe last time. Wolverine travels to Japan, meets Yashida's son Shingen(Hiroyuki Sanada) and granddaughter Mariko (Tao Okamoto) but soonrealise that a county of samurai, ninjas and yakuza are very much real.

    REVIEW First of all, I'm a huge X-Men and Wolverine fan so let me getthat straight. This film is really focused on Logan's character soconsequently the movie is a character study first. If you expectmindless action you will be disappointed.

    Many fans were quite stroppy after the first Wolverine's film yearsback so this one is in a way a redemption. The reason lies in stayingtrue to the comic's original panels although the story lines have beenshifted and shuffled. Some fans are saying this superhero film is oneof the best comic based movies but it's clear that you can neversatisfy everyone.

    As I said before, Wolverine explores his inner conflicts, tries todistance himself from the rest of the X-Men, while facing immortalityand soul searching. Hugh Jackman again delivers reprising Logan. Hisperformance is strong and most supporting cast does a wonderful job aswell. Setting is beautiful and it was so refreshing to see thetraditional Japanese culture and non-Hollywood cast. Many films takeplace in some country but then we only see Americans in it.

    Action. To be honest, I expected more action-fighting scenes that wouldmake more sense. Some of them felt a bit forced to me (for example whenYukio and Shingen fight). I understand that they wanted to includescenes because of film's dynamics but still.

    Sadly the writing is very two-dimensional for everyone other thanLogan. I get that main focus is on Wolvie but other characters areunderdeveloped yet there is so much potential for characters likeYukio, Kenuichio and Viper. Story could interlace in a moresophisticated way yet I can imagine how hard it is to adapt a storylike this. I love the fact that women in the film are portrayed asstrong but I wish there would be more to their stories. I also enjoyeda bit darker mood of the film, Jean Grey's appearances and occasionallyhumorous scenes.

    Main three thoughts that I got from watching The Wolverine: 1. he'sfreakin awesome (hands down to Hugh!); 2. I would like to see Logan andYukio travel and kick some ass together; 3. aaaaaaaaa, can't wait fornext year's X-Men: Days of Future Past!

    P.S. Watch out for he post-credits scene in the end.

  9. g-boyle3 from Ireland
    19 Aug 2013, 5:20 pm

    I've wanted to see a wolverine movie that was fast paced, actionpacked, with a good storyline that would be well received by criticsfor the longest time. In my opinion wolverine is by far the mostinteresting of the x men characters. However this was not the wolverineI was waiting for. Yes it was action packed and I honestly enjoyed thefight scenes, but it was just shocking. This movie was flaw central. Itsaddens me to know that this was truly Hugh Jackmans last attempt atWolverine, because we all know he's just too old for another attempt.And no one wants to see him as wolverine fighting off the bad guys at45, it would be unbecoming. The characters in this story wereridiculous. I could tell from the moment they met that Wolverine wasgoing to get with Mariko, but part of me just would not accept it, upuntil that fatal night when they kissed. A kiss which lacked anyconviction or real passion, it was laughable. The oddest on screencouple I've seen since Matt Damon and Michael Douglas in Behind TheCandelabra. They were painfully awkward. The arch villain serpant ladywas atrocious. The ostentatious villain that we never even learn why orhow she came about to work for Yashida with undiminishing loyalty, orwhat her general goal was. Yashida himself was a tedious villain and wedidn't really here much about his life after Nagasaki. Mariko's fatherwas a perpetual imbecile I could not fathom why he was even mentionedin the movie his character had no real significance. My favouritecharacter had to have been Yuriko at least her motives were clear,Mariko was sort of a sister to her and it was obvious from the outsetshe wanted a slice of the wolverine pie. Now that couple would have atleast been believable because she was bad ass and fearless. Her psychicpowers were a bit ridiculous though she didn't really foresee anythingworthwhile did she. The fight scenes were enjoyable though especiallywith the deadly ninja assassins creeping through the night, descendingfrom rooftops and snapping necks like nobody's business. Yuriko waspretty sharp too, I was never really worried for her character, shecould hold her own…. she had enough sass. It's a tragedy though Itruly believe that Hugh Jackman was the perfect wolverine he justdidn't get the movie he deserved. Well my advice is to wait a few yearsuntil the stench from this movie clears and then find a 20 year oldHugh Jackman doppelganger and create a Wolverine with some substance.It can't be that hard it has so much potential.

  10. Harmeet Heer (MarvelFan123)
    19 Aug 2013, 5:20 pm

    After the disappointing X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie, I wasn'tenthusiastic about The Wolverine to be honest but I went to see thefilm anyway. As soon as I walked out of the theaters, I left with a bigsmile on my face. This is not only the best movie in the X-Menfranchise, but could very well be one of the comic book adaptationsI've ever seen!

    This film is set seven years after the events of X-Men: The Last Standmade in 2006 so please note that this will be focusing on the characterWolverine as it attempts to distance itself from the rest of the X-Mencharacters. Please also note that this movie is based on the Wolverinemini-series from #1-4 made in 1982 so it'll have some recreations fromthat particular mini-series.

    The storyline is that in August 9th 1945, Logan is in Nagasaki, Japanas the U.S. drops the bomb on Nagasaki, as most of the soldiers commitsuicide. Logan saves one soldier, named Yashida and he is eternallygrateful for saving him. Years later, Yukio invites The Wolverine totravel to Japan because Yashida who is dying from the radiation he wasexposed to during the war, not only wants to say thank you to Logan forsaving his life, but also wants to repay him by offering him a chanceto become mortal if he promises to protect his granddaughter, Marikofrom the Yakuza, the Japanese mob.

    Let's talk about the cast first. Hugh Jackman of course gives it hisall as Wolverine like he usually does. I felt that they were doing thecharacter justice this time. This is the first film in which he reallyuses his claws as weapons for killing. And even without visible blood-spilling, the body-count is quite high and Logan constantly uses hisclaws to kill someone. What makes Jackman such a great Wolverine is hisenthusiasm for the character, it's obvious that he loves the characterand has read many Wolverine story-arcs from the comics.

    The rest of the supporting cast were also good, they were given enoughtime to develop and we get an understanding of their characters. Wehave Mariko. As a comic book fan, it was nice to see a meaningfulrelationship blossom between Wolverine and Mariko, unlike the comicswhere it really is love at first sight. Instead here, Wolverine fallsin love not entirely with the character of Mariko, but rather with theidea of being a protector, a take that is a welcome addition to theClaremont storyline.

    Next, we have Yukio, her appearance may be a bit different from thecomic books but that didn't bother me at all, she is still anexperience martial artist and to me, that's all that matters and theactress portraying her did a good job.

    As far as faithfulness to the original Wolverine mini-series made in1982, this film tries it best of course. Yukio is no longer the vagueassassin, Mariko and Logan having no former relationship and Shingen iscombination of her father and husband in the comic are just some of thechanges that were made. But these are changes can easily be ignored.There are several of the shots in this film that are near recreationsof the comic's original panels, and although story lines have beenshifted and shuffled in some places, its all there. I really like thesetting and the traditional Japanese culture, it's just reallyinspiring to me considering that the mini-series was set in Japan.

    The action sequences were very creative and the fights were very wellchoreographed; each sequence has a purpose so it never feels like themindless action we've come to expect nowadays.

    There were flaws of course. Let's talk about Viper seeing how she's oneof the villains in this movie. I thought the actress portraying herwasn't given enough script to become the villain. She is quitebeautiful, I'll admit that but she didn't really shine as a villain inthis film. I felt like she was there just to be in this movie, nothingmore.

    What also bothered me a bit is the fact that Jean Grey had quite a bitof screen time in this movie and they should just let her rest inpeace, I'm sorry if I sound a bit harsh but it's true, I don't thinkthat they can develop this character any further.

    The Silver Samurai in this movie seems to be more based on the secondsilver samurai from the comics: Shin Harada, who wore a robotic samuraisuit since he didn't actually have mutant powers like the originalsilver samurai did. Actually, there were two Silver Samurais in thismovie to be honest. The obvious one is Shingen and the the second oneis Yashida who is the main villain in this movie.

    In my opinion, I think that you should give this movie some credit andwatch it. It may be far from perfect, but it's still really fun towatch. I would advise to don't bring your kids to this movieconsidering that there's some blood/gore in this movie and the languageused in this movie is not appropriate. Aside from the flaws thatvillains had, This movie has great direction, the story may be a bitbasic but it's still good, the cast do a great job at representingtheir characters and it stayed faithful to the original Wolverinemini-series. What else can I say? Go watch it!

    Oh, and make sure that you stay through the credits because I was hypedwhen I saw it! I don't want to give too much away but I will say thatit'll lead up to X-Men: Days of Future Past which will be coming in2014. 8/10