The Wolverine is now showing in all cinemas across the nation and a lot of people are still asking if it surpasses its predecessor who received a lot of negative critical reception. I'll just make this brief because I know some Wolverine fans are not really in to in-depth reviews.
Things you will like about The Wolverine:
The film has a strong foundation and that is the story. Unlike the first Wolverine film who chocked the movie with numerous number of mutants, The Wolverine tells us a story that don't involve a lot of the Homo Superiors. This only proved how versatile Wolverine's mythos. Also in contrast to the first movie, this is the first time I'm not excited about the fight scenes. The story is enough to make me glued on my seat and wait what will unfold next.
They have the best Japanese actors they can get in Hollywood and from Japan itself. I was a little disappointed with a recent film when one of its lead, a Japanese actress failed to impress or at least give a satisfactory performance. Giving her the benefit of the doubt, I just credited it to her not being use to the language. But with The Wolverine, the actors are magnificent both on Japanese and English dialogues. The ensemble compliments Jackman's acting prowess and created this unique dynamics among the casts.
The movie marks 20th Century Fox's launch of their own Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the success of Walt Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe (The Avengers), Fox together with their official consultant Mark Millar is now creating a universe for Fox's own Marvel pool of characters. This is why we advice everyone that they stay put during the creits of The Wolverine to see a teaser for the next Marvel movie on Fox. You will definitely like it.
There are several things that I didn't like about The Wolverine like the misleading marketing materials and some changes from the source material. But I can forgive them for that for giving us an excellent serving of a slice of life of our favorite berseker mutant.
Now showing in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
If the review is still not enough for you, here's something I created out of inspiration after seeing this movie. They say a picture can paint a thousand words so I guess it is enough testament how great The Wolverine is.
|This cover is just a Fan Art. Don't take the word "Official" too seriously. Some boys just like to dream ;)|