Sound Off: James Mangold's 'The Wolverine' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
July 26, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "What kind of monster are you?" "The Wolverine." Now in theaters everywhere - James Mangold's The Wolverine, bringing back the X-Men superhero for his own solo movie. Logan, played again by Hugh Jackman, heads to modern day Japan in this story and falls in love with Mariko, played by Tao Okamoto, along the way. There he meets other demons like Viper, played by Svetlana Khodchenkova, and the Silver Samurai. But how is it? Any good? Better than the last X-Men films, or much worse? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Mangold's The Wolverine.
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To fuel the rage, I loved The Wolverine. From the incredible WWII opening to the end credits scene to all the fights and character moments and ups/downs in-between, I really, really enjoyed this movie. The third act is where things get a little flimsy with the Silver Samurai and the twists, but the first half is fantastic, one of the best explorations of the character Wolverine we've seen yet. They're finally bringing things back to X2, when the X-Men series was outstanding and Wolverine lead the way being a badass. I love the questions it raises about immortality and life and death and how love plays an important part. I'm already planning on seeing this multiple times, I enjoyed it way more than I was expecting and there's much to love about it.
What did you think of Mangold's The Wolverine? Best X-Men movie yet or summer disaster? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!