|07 July 2013|
THE WOLVERINE Reviews: Can Wolverine Claw His Way To The Top Of The Box Office?
Wolverine's "Metal" Is Put To The Test In The Latest Outing:
"It only took them six movies, but they finally got Wolverine right."
"..it's clear there was a conscientious choice to make a film that favored character over pixel-driven effects."
"Mangold front-loads the action, but near the end there's a first-rate fight atop a bullet train between Wolverine/Logan and some especially pesky ninjas. It puts the train fights in the recent The Lone Ranger to shame."
"The idea of Wolverine fighting off waves of yakuza and ninjas amid shoji screens is tantalizing, but Mangold bungles the staging and cuts so fast that you can't ever savor their silhouettes."
"It's a credit to the production team that these elements somehow work, with the movie at its best as a superhero/Asian crime drama mash-up."
"A definite improvement on X-Men Origins: Wolverine."
"Just as comic-book movie fatigue was starting to set in, along comes The Wolverine to revive a moribund summer of superheroes."
"Too quickly the random fights pile up -- so many yakuza thugs who forgot to wear chain mail that morning -- and you yearn for the film that might have been."
"It may not be perfect, but at least this time it is recognizably Logan."
"While The Wolverine isn't the definitive stand-alone instalment we'd hoped for, it's a significant improvement over Origins. The finale is disappointingly generic, but for the most part James Mangold gets it very right."
"A serviceable superhero exercise that does a number of things right."
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