Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Wolverine (review)

Honestly, due to financial issue I've decided to reduce my budget to go to cinema. That's why I don't have plan to watch The Heat, The Wolverine or The Conjuring. But then I read in Flipboard that there's a sneak peak of X-Men: Days of Future Past in the end credit of The Wolverine. Call me crazy. As soon as I read that, I immediately check the theater schedule, take a bath, then rushed to go to cinema.

I think The Wolverine is quite good but somehow I feel it's a let down. It's more a drama than action and there's a twist in the story. Most people will be surprised but I'm not. You know that you've watched too many movies when you can guess the twist in the middle of the story (right after Yukio said she can't foretell the death of one character). The music is forgettable. The action is quite good. Personally, I don't like the fight between Wolverine and the yakuza on top of the Shinkansen. It's a little bit unrealistic. But I love to see Yukio fight. Is it just me? I think I prefer Wolverine-Yukio pairing than Wolverine-Mariko. He he he. Oh, and the Viper is quite a sexy villain.

Overall, I think this movie is a so-so movie. It didn't meet my high expectation. Much better than X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but I love X-Men First Class a lot more. And as for the ending credit scene? For me, just seeing Sir Ian McKellen come back as Magneto and Patrick Steward as Professor X is a treat. In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Magneto and Professor X is comrade rather than enemy. I want to know how Bryan Singer will play that out. So, have you seen The Wolverine? What do you think about it?


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