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Old 07-17-2013, 02:48 AM   #25
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Default Re: The Stealth Express of Doom News & Discussion Thread: - Part 5

Originally Posted by MagnarTheGreat View Post
Anyway you guys can quote a few of the non-spoilery parts to get a vague idea of what they liked/disliked, particularly non-story elements? How's the 3D? Soundtrack? etc.
Alright this is safe to read. Here is what he liked.

Without giving anything away, even though one of the subplot choices the film makes is familiar, The Wolverine gets it right. Whatever happens, Logan is still Wolverine, and the film consistently remembers that to its credit. By varying degrees, this is actually a story about who he is, not what he can do.It's dark but not humourless, pensive but not slow, and keeps a tight focus on Logan's arc as he finds new things to live for.

But for the most part this is a good movie. It gets Wolverine in a way that the last film completely failed to. It has something to say about the character, and it says it. Because of that, we can mostly forgive the bizarre tone shift of the final reel, or the tics that weaken its presentation.
It hasn't got the swagger of the Iron Man films or the densely layered story of the Dark Knight movies, but it's at least getting part of the way towards being that good. Wolverine's versatility as a character is one of his biggest strengths, and in The Wolverine, we finally have an on-screen demonstration of what that actually means. For all its loftier ambitions, the best gift The Wolverine gives is a simple one: that you'll leave the cinema wanting to see more of the character. And that's, straight away, a vast improvement over the last standalone Wolverine outing...

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