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View Poll Results: Rate The Wolverine
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Old July 26 2013, 08:12 AM   #31
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Re: THE WOLVERINE - Reviews and Discussion Thread

Above Average

It was certainly better than Origins and The Last Stand, not as fun as First Class and not as good as X-Men or X2.

I'll be goin' to see it in 3D Sunday night.
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Old July 26 2013, 03:58 PM   #32
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Saw it last night. More action/drama than superhero movie, which I like. Unfortunately though, I almost dozed off in places due to a combination of boredom and fatigue. Still, I'd say that it was a decent outing. In other words, good but not great. The real highlight of the film was seeing Japan both past and present.

- The Villain? Poison Ivy right down to the bone.

- The train sequence where Logan pretends he's about to jump up so that the other guy could do so and get hit by the overpass got a laugh from myself and the audience.

- How convenient that his claws didn't grow back when they were cut off only to do so when he needed them. I wonder how he'll get them recoated with adamantium.

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Old July 26 2013, 08:10 PM   #33
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Professor X's survival was explained in the post-credits sequence of The Last Stand. This is just the first movie set in the movie continuity that takes place after that story.

I enjoyed it a lot. This really should have been Wolverine's first solo film, exploring the aftermath of the last movie. After the last several superhero films were all about massive destruction, this more low-key approach was a nice change of pace, too.

Yukio was awesome.
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Old July 26 2013, 08:57 PM   #34
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His mind's survival, sure, but not his body's.
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Old July 26 2013, 09:02 PM   #35
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No spoilers here but I have to say that overall I was disappointed. The film has a pretty strong first and second act but things just kind of fell apart in the third.

It's almost as if the writers just didn't know how to use Logan in any sort of combat situation without continually handicapping him.
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Old July 26 2013, 09:18 PM   #36
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Agent Richard07 wrote:
And why would they ignore that movie?
They definitely weren't ignoring it. Logan's killing of Jean is referenced, and if Xavier's "death" in X3 hadn't happened there would be no reason for


od0_ital wrote:
His mind's survival, sure, but not his body's.
Though not explained in the film, the man in the bed at Muir Island is supposed to be "P.Xavier", a twin brother. All we know from the film itself is that he at least sounds like Stewart, but it's said that Stewart was shot in the scene. As to why he's still in a wheelchair once inhabited by Xavier's consciousness, I would expect his muscles to be totally atrophied from a lifetime of nonuse.
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Old July 26 2013, 09:43 PM   #37
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As to why he's still in a wheelchair once inhabited by Xavier's consciousness, I would expect his muscles to be totally atrophied from a lifetime of nonuse.
The Professor is used to getting a good parking space.
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Old July 26 2013, 11:05 PM   #38
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I wonder how he'll get them recoated with adamantium.
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Old July 27 2013, 12:53 AM   #39
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He doesn't really need to get them redone, does he? He had bone claws in the comics for a while, and while the comics tend to revert to the status quo inevitably, that's really not necessary in the movies. This X-Men continuity and this Wolverine may not have many more cinematic outings, anyway.
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Old July 27 2013, 03:10 AM   #40
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I just saw it today and thought the story was way better than Origins. Hugh Jackman got hella ripped again. I liked Famke Janssen's reprisal of Jean Grey, or the afterlife version or psychic manifestation of her. At the end Logan was finally able to overcome the guilt of having killed her.

One thing about the Yashida plot is that it was a bit predictable, though I've never read the comic book the movie was based on. The action sequences, especially the bullet train fight, were pretty intense. A single occurrence of a curse word should not have warranted an R rating; it's not like there was bloody violence, gratuitous sex or nudity. It was very pleasing nonetheless to see Jackman's backside.

I give it a B+.
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Old July 27 2013, 04:05 AM   #41
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It was PG-13.
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Old July 27 2013, 08:38 AM   #42
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No Stan Lee cameo.
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Old July 27 2013, 08:56 AM   #43
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Which I'm glad about...he skips a few here and there to keep you on your toes.
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Old July 27 2013, 09:08 AM   #44
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I had no problem with Stan not having a cameo. He had nothing to do with the creation of Wolverine.

I thought this was great! It felt like a real movie. Wolverine does not really fit the standard definition of a superhero. So making it a stock superhero movie, which Origins was, would have been a mistake. Instead it was straight action/mystery film suited to this character.

I was happy to see the Teaser for Days of Future past was not at the end of the credits. A few people had gotten up to leave when the credits started to roll but stopped to watch this.
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Old July 27 2013, 10:04 AM   #45
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I don't know how it is done in other countries, but in America the R rating allows anyone under 17 to go see a movie as long as they have someone 17 or older going with them. It's only the NC-17 rating that doesn't allow anyone under 18 to see the movie no matter what.

The PG-13 rating is the general everyone can see it rating. It can be violent and sexy, but not too much so. Most films are rated like this these days, especially blockbusters.

G and PG ratings are now considered for only kid and animated movies by the public.
In Italy you have just three ratings:

T (Per tutti – All): All ages admitted.
V.M.14 (Vietato ai minori di 14 anni – Restricted to 14 and over)
V.M.18 (Vietato ai minori di 18 anni – Restricted to 18 and over)

It's much simpler than the U.S. convoluted rating system

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Some titles for comparison:
Title - US Rating - Italian Rating
Cars - G - T
Matrix - R - T
The Wolverine - PG13 - T
Aplocalypto - R - T but re-rated VM14 after appeal
Last Tango in Paris - NC17 - VM18
Zack and Miri Make a Porno - NC17 - VM14

Really, do you need all these ratings?!?

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