My wife and I saw The Wolverine last night.
It was nice to see additional Catching Fire footage, the Games’ uniforms don’t look as bad as I thought they would.
The only other remarkable trailer to note is the sequel to Thor, which I was not expecting to see. I prefer my Thor to be on Earth, so hopefully we get plenty of that.
I really dug The Wolverine.
I liked how they kept making baby steps toward making Movie Viper match Comic Viper, but they stop short of giving her green hair. Which is disappointing.
I thought the actress playing Mariko did an amazing job. Once they get off the train, she becomes instantly likeable.
I could have done with three less scenes with Jean Grey. The first one is a nice surprise but then we keep getting more. The final one is cool with the White Hot Room.
I liked the battle with Mariko’s father, they probably threw that in there so that the fight from the Claremont / Miller miniseries would be represented.
Hopefully they do release an Unrated edition as Wolverine stabs a bunch of fools in the film. It was cool to see him unleashed.
Mariko gets three love interests in the film, good for her.
I wish Yukio was given more of a free spirit in the film. Or maybe just not with red hair, as if she can have red hair, why couldn’t Viper get green haur? It really did bug me, I thought that’s why they did it, to get us used to non-traditional hair colors.
Mariko’s father was played by the actor who played Dogan on Lost. I knew I recognized him from a television show.
Really couldn’t believe they took Wolverine’s adamantium claws away, that’s insane to me.
Some really good action sequences. Some good characterization. I wish Mariko was still alive in the comics as I never really got any exposure to her outside of the failed wedding.
Not to many jokes, but they do stick out. I guess they were looking for a balance. Surprised about the profanity, made the film feel like it was more mature, which is what I want from a Wolverine film.
Hopefully Tao Okamoto, Mariko, gets to break out in the states as she was quite good in this film.
I wished we got more of Viper and Silver Samurai on screen together. Or rather that Silver Samurai’s concept was more in line with the comic version and less of a giant robot / battlesuit. Though it never felt like Wolverine vs. Iron Man, so that is good.
Also would have been cool to get Wolverine vs. Ninjas but Yakuza was awesome.
I had plans to ramp up to this post with reviews of the other films, but my wife surprised me with this. Either I will do it for the DVD release or for Days of Future Past, probably for the latter.
That post credit scene is absolutely amazing! Glad I was able to stay clear of any spoilers. My wife believes that Wolverine got his metal claws back, vut they looked like bone to me. I like how Logan has two year’s worth of adventures out there.