THE WOLVERINE - Reviews and Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Dream, Jul 22, 2013.

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  1. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Or when John Connor thinks it's the same Terminator he lowered into a steel mill. Even Forest Gump would have been smarter than that.
     
  2. Set Harth

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    Then it's strange to say that there are "Plenty in just the first three films to begin with". I took that to mean errors arising from just those films taken in isolation.

    Those are problems created by First Class.

    Since Tyler Mane's Sabretooth was never established as not being Wolverine's half-brother, this isn't really a contradiction. His appearance is obviously quite different, but there could be various ways to explain this. Basically "a mutant did it".

    Never called Emma Frost in the film.

    Well, we know that Xavier had been helping him to some extent in that area.
     
  3. JD

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    I don't think they ever called Tyler Mane Creed or Liev Schreiber Sabertooth did they? If not you could probably just write them off as similar, but different, mutants.
     
  4. Set Harth

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    In the credits.
     
  5. tighr

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    Sure, I made a mistake. Let's go ahead and crucify me.

    They're just films. I already said that the problems are created by different writers on different films.
     
  6. Tyberius

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    Of course.

    But, in universe, you have Xavier, showing the effective new guy, Logan, the ropes of being a proper mutant and then showing him the use of Cerebro. To which Logan quips "why don't you use it to find Magneto?"

    "He seems to have found a way to shield himself..." is a nice way of putting what he really should have said.
     
  7. MacLeod

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    Of course the new film DOFP might explain some of these inconsistancies.
     
  8. Keeper

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    Inconsistencies or not I loved this film. :p

    Excellent!
     
  9. tighr

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    Just rewatched this last night (getting ready for DOFP, doing a marathon). Totally forgot that Logan gets his adamantium claws chopped off!! I wonder how they're going to deal with this in the new movie. Even in the teaser scene at the end in the airport, he has bone claws.

    FWIW, the promo posters show Wolverine with adamantium claws in the present, and bone claws in the past.
     
  10. JarodRussell

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    Shouldn't it be the other way round?
     
  11. tighr

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    Technically no, because the "past" in DOFP is before Weapon X, so no adamantium at all.

    As of the end of The Wolverine, Logan still has the adamantium skeleton but had his claws cut off, and he regrew bone ones.
     
  12. JarodRussell

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    Ah so he shouldn't have metal claws at all in either time.
     
  13. Chemahkuu

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    They were finally yanked out by the roots, and regrew afresh so he could have them recoated at any time, Xavier may have connections that would allow it.

    Do we have any good quality screencaps that show them extended in the "present" of DOFP?
     
  14. tighr

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    They were actually cut off right at the aperture from his wrist. The cuts revealed a cross-section of the bone underneath, and Yashida looks like he's extracting Logan's healing factor from his bone marrow.

    I don't have any screencaps, but the images I'm talking about are from the promos. We'll really just have to wait to see the movie to see if it's even addressed. Here's one:

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  15. tighr

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    Here's two magazine covers, one of "past" Wolverine, the other of "future" Wolverine:

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  16. Set Harth

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    Two words: Erik Lehnsherr.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
     
  17. Tyberius

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    That's how the comic books did it.
     
  18. Captain Craig

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    I rewatched X1 last night as part of my own lengthy, spread across the week, marathon of the X-films. I hadn't watched it in a good 4-5yrs(the OT in whole really) and I feel that overall the f/x, pacing and tone really hold up well.

    X2 tonight
     
  19. tighr

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    I agree. X2 also held up well, especially when you watch it already knowing the plot of Wolverine Origins.

    I rewatched Wolverine Origins, and it's comically bad as I remember. Really glad they followed up with a decent Wolverine film.

    Next up is "First Class", my finale segue into the new film. Hard to believe there are already six entrants into this series, and DOFP is the seventh.
     
  20. Turtletrekker

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