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Friday, July 26, 2013

The Wolverine Review Roundup.

The Wolverine is coming out in theaters today, what do the critics think? Well, most say that the Wolverine is a great movie. Despite everyone's expectations, the Wolverine turns out to be the standalone Wolverine movie everyone wanted. Some critics are praising it for its themes, handling of the source material, and fun, and mostly grounded, action scenes. After X-Men: Origins butchered Wolverine's origin story and several characters, the Wolverine actually not sucking it a huge surprise for most critics. Also after Man of Steel disappointed all but the most die-heart Nolanites, it is great to see the Wolverine does not disappoint. It is currently receiving better reviews than Man of Steel and about equal to, or slightly lower, than Iron Man 3. I definitely cannot wait to see the movie and from the looks of it, as long as you have seen the X-Men trilogy (not Origins), the movie should be easy to follow. Now for the critics reviews. 
 
The Wolverine Review by Jordan Rath: 8.0/10- "If you were worried about The Wolverine, and understandably so, you needn't worry anymore. It's one of the most satisfying trips to the movies you will have this summer and it's great to see Hugh Jackman in a GOOD Wolverine film again. With Days of Future Past looking like it might be one of the all time greats, things are looking up for the X-Men once again."
 
 
IGN: 8.5/10- IGN states that the Wolverine was "thematically compelling" and the ninja fight scenes were awesome. To sum up their review, the Wolverine is the standalone movie that the character deserves.  
 
Chris Stuckmann: -A: Except for the last 20 minutes, Stuckmann loved the Wolverine, saying that it perfectly captured the character and had a perfect mix of drama and action.
 
Jeremy Jahns: Buy It on Blu-Ray: Jahns gave the Wolverine the same score as Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel. He said that it was surprisingly a lot better than he expected and the only thing he disliked was one of the villains.
 
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%: "Although its final act succumbs to the usual cartoonish antics, The Wolverine is one superhero movie that manages to stay true to the comics while keeping casual viewers entertained."
 
Film: The Wolverine (2013) by Gypsy King: 4/5- "Most importantly, Jackman is still great to watch as Wolverine and shows no sign of stopping yet." Warning: Review contains spoilers.
 
Unfortunately, the Wolverine is not being shown at my local theater, so I will have to go out of town to see it hopefully on Tuesday or Wednesday.
 
If you have reviewed the movie, please leave a link in the comments and I will add your review to the list.
 
Do you plan to see the Wolverine in theaters? Are you surprised by the positive critical reception? Please comment below.
 
 
 
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24 comments:

  1. Hmmmm, maybe I can skip work to go see it, lmao? Nah, not safe. I really wanna see it. Wolverine is my favorite X-Men character, not because Hugh Jackman plays him, although that does add to it...

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    1. Hopefully you will find the time to see and Wolverine is my favorite X-Men character as well.

      -James

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  2. So glad the early word on the street is that The Wolverine is very good. Origins, ugh, I hated that movie, sounds like they finally got it right. Seeing it tomorrow night.

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    1. I will be looking for your review. I can completely understand your hate of the film, while I do not think of it as un-watchable, there are so many things that I absolutely hate about it.

      -James

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  3. I will probably see this movie. As you have summarized in the post, reviews sound promising.

    B2B.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, I will be looking forward to your review.

      -James

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  4. My review is on theblogofdelights.blogspot.com. I really enjoyed the majority of it but agree it went off the rails at the end. Better than Origins (though I still find that movie a guilty pleasure).

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    1. Your review up there now, thanks for the comment.

      -James

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  5. Glad to hear it has been getting good reviews and I hope you enjoy the movie :)
    I'll be watching the movie when it comes out on DVD(and after I finish the other X-Men movies I haven't seen yet).

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    1. You will definitely enjoy X2 and X3 is still worth watching despite the disappointment. :)

      -James

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  6. Hoping to see it tomorrow!

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    1. Awesome, I will be interested to hear your opinion!

      -James

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  7. Actually going to see The Conjuring this weekend but this one is on my radar.

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    1. If you plan to review the Wolverine, I will be interested to hear your opinion. Also thank you for dropping by and commenting.

      -James

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  8. Hi James, likely I will not see this in the theater, I only see two or three movies a year and this one is not in that bucket. But it has been getting good reviews. I like Richard,
    he is not afraid to badmouth.
    http://www.newstalk1010.com/blogs/richardcrouse/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10571915

    I do not think you reviewed Oblivon.
    http://suspendeddisbeliefsteve.blogspot.ca/2013/07/the-most-original-pure-sci-fi-movie-i.html

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    1. Thanks for the link to Richard's review, I have never read his before.

      I have not seen Oblivion, although I a lot more interested after reading your review.

      -James

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  9. I watched it; It was awesome! Hopefully I would be able to do a review soon.

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  10. My review is here, and I'd be so honored if you added it to the roundup! I liked it okay, but it had some flaws I can't quite get past. Left me with a nagging dissatisfaction.

    Also, what's up with all the hatred for Origins these days? Maybe you could do a post sometime explaining why you personally don't like it (I know you don't like what they did with Deadpool), because I read all over the place that it sucked, but no one ever says why. I personally like it a whole lot, so I'm curious.

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    1. Your review is added to the roundup and I am glad to do it.

      That is an excellent idea, I will need to try and write a review discussing why everyone hates.

      -James

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  11. I m excited for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. I cant wait for releasing date of the movie fifty shades

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  12. Christian Grey has finally responded to rumors that he's a favorite to play this role in the the movie fifty shades

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  13. I wish robert pettinson would cast as christian... and am also excited to see this book on reel.
    Fifty Shades Movie

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