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'The Wolverine' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman July 26, 2013 07:02 AM
20th Century Fox
'The Wolverine' is unlike any other superhero ever made. It is, for the first three quarters of its running time anyway, just a “regular movie” that happens to star a guy with magical mutant powers. There have been films that tried to realistically portray what reality would be like if ordinary people put on a cape and mask ('Super' and 'Kick-Ass,' namely) but this reverses it. 'The Wolverine' doesn't show our world with a comic book injection, it shows a comic book world with an injection from our world. And by our world I mean conventional, Hollywood thriller/noir/dramas.
It's a neat trick. But don't get too excited. There are two big issues. One, the “regular movie” at the heart of 'The Wolverine' isn't that interesting – it's a fairly by-the-book tale of corporate corruption, family drama and the mob. Two, there's that final quarter of the film, where 'The Wolverine' craps the bed and slouches toward every comic book movie cliché, most of them done poorly.

Facts You Maybe Didn't Know About Wolverine

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by Jacob Hall July 24, 2013 11:00 AM
20th Century Fox
Next year, Marvel's mutant superhero known as Wolverine will turn 40. That's four decades of stories. Four decades of being one of the most popular comic book characters on the planet. Four decades of amazing comics and more than a few lousy comics. And, of course, four decades of trivia.

'The Wolverine' Unleashes New International Spot

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by Britt Hayes July 18, 2013 08:15 AM
20th Century Fox
http://youtu.be/v5ZPeqCpepw
We're just a little over a week away from the release of 'The Wolverine,' and judging by the trailers, we're in for a much better time than 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine.' This new international TV spot continues the trend of highlighting Logan/Wolverine's trip to Japan, where an old friend promises he can remove the adamantium from our hero's body -- putting his life in more danger than it's ever been.

'The Wolverine' Post-Credits Scene Will Tease 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

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by Jacob Hall July 17, 2013 10:01 AM
Bryan Singer, Twitter
It's a really good time to be a fan of the X-Men. You've got 'The Wolverine' arriving next week and you have the increasingly epic 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' opening next summer. What could be better? How about a little taste of the latter at the end of the former?

Hugh Jackman Has Spoken to Marvel About a Mega Superhero Crossover Movie

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by Eric Walkuski July 12, 2013 08:56 AM
Marvel/20th Century Fox/Sony Pictures
Hugh Jackman is currently doing the press rounds for his upcoming superhero film 'The Wolverine', so naturally he's going to be bombarded with questions about the character's future and crossover potential. Thankfully, Jackman is apparently game for anything - especially a scenario where Wolverine meets up with 'The Avengers' and/or Spider-Man. And he's got a pretty good idea on how to make it happen.

First 'Wolverine' Clip: Hugh Jackman, a Speeding Train and Some Angry Yakuza

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by Jacob Hall July 08, 2013 12:13 PM
20th Century Fox
http://youtu.be/5OKT5YceMCQ
At the end of the day, 'The Wolverine' has one job and one job only: to be better than 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine.' Thankfully, that shouldn't be too difficult of a task. In fact, the latest clip from director James Mangold's film is more impressive than anything seen in Wolverine's previous solo adventure, even if it all feels a little familiar.

'The Wolverine' Offers Six Stylish Character Images

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by Damon Houx July 01, 2013 10:45 PM
20th Century Fox
Though it doesn't seem as noticeable in the trailers, 'The Wolverine' keeps releasing gorgeous, well-composed photos of the cast, which makes us wonder if this will be the most beautiful superhero movie yet. The latest stills to hit are character portraits that highlight Hugh Jackman's new friends and foes in the film.