The Wolverine is a 2013 American-Australian superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. It is the sixth installment in the X-Men film series and the second film headlining Wolverine. Hugh Jackman reprises his role from previous films as the title character, with James Mangold directing a screenplay written by Christopher McQuarrie, Scott Frank, and Mark Bomback, based on the 1982 limited series Wolverine by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. In the film, Logan travels to Japan, where he engages an old acquaintance in a struggle that has lasting consequences. Stripped of his immortality, Wolverine must battle deadly samurai as well as his inner demons.Wikipedia
The Wolverine Reviews
Don't forget to stay in your seat for an exciting post-credits sequence that sets up next year's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' that'll likely give die-hard fans more of the stuff they expect from an X-Men movie...the stuff that's missing here.
It is better than the truly daft film before it, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but that just means one can tolerably sit -- or sleep -- through it. There are a couple of strong moments and two very interesting female characters, but on the whole this film, like the protagonist, mostly just grunts.
Also, the yarn devolves into blockbuster movie clichés during the extended end battle. Hugh Jackman is the cast standout. Rila Fukushima is sassy as the emissary who coaxes him out of self-imposed exile.
There are superhero movies with better gags and then there are superhero films with more effects. Eschewing any of those in excess, what this film also offers is soul, pathos and a pretty good look at the multifaceted character that is The Wolverine.
It isn't the best of the mutant series. It's just a sharp marketing trick aimed to please Jackman fans, and it works just fine.
Without going into too much details of the plot, it is well written. It will keep you gripped and at the edge of your seat. There are some cameo appearances towards the end which the fans would enjoy.
There’s fine line between familiar and boring, and The Wolverine looks like it’s a franchise that needs someone to stop it from mutating into predictable and dull.
Audience Reviews for The Wolverine
The Wolverine. Our hunk Hugh Jackman starring as Logan in its 6th outing still carries his charm as he carries his claws. This time he is in Japan saving his new Japanese lady love from ninja warriors. Set in dark set pieces, first half has little to offer to excite the audience except for the fight cum survival sequence on a bullet train. But second half quickly joins the missing pieces giving the movie its purpose and Hugh Jackman some scenes where he can be punch the bad guys with charming arrogance. The twist in the end is good but doesn't hit you hard. Overall, it won't disappoint Wolverine fans but it lacks the fun that we have whenever Logan fights the bad guys with his fellow mutants. To keep the excitement alive, there is one post end credits sequence hinting about the new threat for X-MEN.