The Wolverine (movie)
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  • When the movie “The Wolverine” was released last year, I found that I was nowhere near interested in seeing it unlike the other movies in the “X-men” series
  • Nevertheless, I assume that it was actually a blessing in disguise that I just didn’t feel to go watch it since when I ended up watching it on DVD I thought that it was very long, pointless and boring
  • There are so many things that I thought made this movie an epic failure, but I think I’ll start with the most obvious one
  • While I thought that it had a fairly interesting first scene, where Logan saves the young man from being killed, things seem to have gone downhill from there whereas the plot began to focus mainly on who will be the successor of a family owned company and Logan’s new love who seems to be just as boring as he is
  • I don’t really recommend “The Wolverine” to X-Men and Marvel fans, since I’m quite sure that many will weep from disappointment


    • by Redtape
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      When the movie “The Wolverine” was released last year, I found that I was nowhere near interested in seeing it unlike the other movies in the “X-men” series. Until now, I still have a difficulty placing my finger on why exactly this was since I generally look forward to seeing a lot of movies that are based on Marvel comics and the characters that reside in them. Nevertheless, I assume that it was actually a blessing in disguise that I just didn’t feel to go watch it since when I ended up watching it on DVD I thought that it was very long, pointless and boring. I can’t imagine how upset I would have been had I ignored my feelings and watched it in theatres instead.

      This particular X-men movie sees Logan living as a hermit in the wilderness some time after Jean Grey is killed after she becomes The Phoenix. He sometimes


      experiences dreams and hallucinations of her where she appears like a ghost who haunts him. However, he is persuaded to leave his way of life by a young Japanese woman who insists that he must meet her employer Yashida, who wishes to meet him before he dies. Later on in the movie, we discover that Yashida doesn’t only desire to meet Logan, but has developed a way to harness and steal healing abilities especially after Yashida’s life was influenced greatly after Logan saved him from death by an explosion in 1945. One of the main conflicts in this movie is that Logan finds himself physically vulnerable and slow to heal for the first time in many years, while he battles a powerful samurai.

      There are so many things that I thought made this movie an epic failure, but I think I’ll start with the most obvious one. The plot and movie is ridiculously

      boring and in my opinion, unbelievably predictable. While I thought that it had a fairly interesting first scene, where Logan saves the young man from being killed, things seem to have gone downhill from there whereas the plot began to focus mainly on who will be the successor of a family owned company and Logan’s new love who seems to be just as boring as he is. I kept thinking throughout the movie that if I wanted to see a movie about corporate takeovers and who controls a family business, I wouldn’t have gone to X-men for that, and yet somehow, I stuck with the movie for nearly two hours, thinking every minute that the plot would morph into something amazing. It didn’t. I can’t imagine that I didn’t hear about people walking out of the movie when watching it. I found it was predictable when I knew what every twist was long ...

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      before it was revealed. It made me feel like the writers were following a handbook on how to write a screenplay.

      The characterisation wasn’t much better either. It literally helped kill the movie in my opinion, since a lot of the characters who should have been more developed either weren’t focused on much, or weren’t portrayed properly. Logan’s character is one of them, which is weird since the movie is supposed to be focused solely on him and yet it butchers him. Throughout it he seems to remain his same enigmatic self, so I don’t think much was accomplished by creating a movie specifically for him. Had the writers focused more on him rather than the corporate takeover and his relationship with Yashida’s granddaughter I believe that the movie would have been a little better, but unfortunately it isn’t .

      I never thought I would say this, but even the action scenes, which are

      too few and too long by the way, come off as fairly tedious and choreographed. Nothing interesting or shocking happens during the action scenes, which helped turn me off of the movie immensely since I’m an action movie fan.

      I can understand what the writers and director was trying to accomplish with this movie, but my entire problem with it is that they went about it the very wrong way and played everything too safe and by the book. There were elements and scenes in the movie that were focused on too much, when they really shouldn’t have, and there were other scenes that should have played out longer, when they were almost virtually ignored. As a result the movie became almost unbearably slow to get to the point if there was one.

      I don’t really recommend “The Wolverine” to X-Men and Marvel fans, since I’m quite sure that many will weep from disappointment.




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