The Wolverine (2013)
April 30, 2024 8:37 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] Lured to a Japan he hasn't seen since World War II, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) finds himself in a shadowy realm of yakuza and samurai.

Also starring Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hal Yamanouchi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Ken Yamamura, Famke Janssen, Nobutaka Aoyagi, Seiji Funamoto, Shinji Ikefuji, Qyoko Kudo, Nobuaki Kakuda.

Directed by James Mangold. Screenplay by Mark Bomback, Scott Frank. Based on the comic book series Wolverine by Chris Claremont, Frank Miller. Produced by Lauren Shuler Donner, Hutch Parker for 20th Century Fox/Marvel Entertainment/Donners' Company/TSG Entertainment. Cinematography by Ross Emery. Edited by Michael McCusker. Music by Marco Beltrami.

69% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Disney Plus. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I liked this, mostly, until the big dumb fight near the end. The source material (i.e. Logan's various adventures and experiences in Japan) is a bit of a mixed bag for me, as some of it flirts with proto-weeabooism, but this mostly avoids that, and the version of Yukio in this is fun to watch. I also thought that having Logan sort of haunted by Jean Grey was an interesting choice.
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:11 AM on April 30 [2 favorites]

Why didn't Richard and Lauren Shuler-Donner name their production company Donner Party?

Feels like a missed opportunity.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:16 AM on April 30 [5 favorites]

I don't have a great recollection of this film, just that it was better than Origins but also, still somewhat disappointed by the film. I always thought Wolverine's Japan arc was interesting in the comics (I mean, the guy got married!) and the concept of Wolverine fighting off ninja and people with katanas with his claws seem like a natural environment for some really great fighting...but it was a bit of a letdown?
posted by Atreides at 1:23 PM on April 30

didn't they take the prophecy of his death from this movie and use it for the end of Logan?
posted by LegallyBread at 12:41 PM on May 1

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