Topic: Comic Book Movies
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3915 - We are back home after viewing the film titled 'The Woverine'... A 2013 film.
First of all, this review blog is just my youngest son's 'Take' & my own 'Take' on the film. Tina's review blog will be posted later.
Here's Vinnie's Take on the film:
I took in the film with my dad and step-mother. I know my dad enjoyed seeing it, and was actually quite surprised at that. As for myself, I liked the film being in Japan. There was quite a lot of scenery in that country in this film.
I thought it was strange that people seemed to keep changing their sides in the film.
I'm hard time expressing today what I thought about the film... I'll leave thathat for my Dad to discuss.
The rating I would give this film is a Very Fine / Near Mint (VF/NM) 9.0 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale.
I would recommend this film to a fan of the Wolverine. For those that like action films, I would suggest seeing this film also.
Michael: Okay... So now here's my 'Take' on the film:
I've got to admit... I wasn't thinking this film would be that much fun.
Okay, I was wrong!
The film's storyline was superb! The settings in North America and then in Japan made for an interesting backdrop for the scenes that were shown!
Here's a link to the Wikipedia entry for the film. Please be advised that there are major spoilers all over the place though, at that entry!
I was fascinated with this 'Japanese Love Story', which is what it mostly appeared to me to be...
Yet there was plenty of action in this film as well!
The changing of 'sides' by the players in the film kept me interested in the plotline, and there was actually a lot of character development in this 2 hour 6 minute film.
Here's my thoughts on the actors:
Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine: A superb acting role for Hugh! He looked tough, acted tough, yet was well versed in making this also a 'love story'!
Tao Okamoto as Mariko Yashida, Yashida's granddaughter. - Very well played role. I enjoyed seeing her and hearing her throughout her many scenes in the film.
Haruhiko Yamanouchi as Ichirō Yashida, the head of a Japanese technology empire. - Another well played role, exept for the ending, where the scene was just a little 'cartoonish'. Not his fault, but the writer's / director's responsibility.
Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen Yashida: Mariko's father - I found this role to be somewhat predictable.
Rila Fukushima as Yukio: one of the deadliest assassins in Shingen’s clan - I liked this actress, and found her scenes to be refreshing as well as being able to move the film along.
Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada: a bodyguard of the Yashida family and a former lover of Mariko - This role was kind of strangely portrayed... Yet I did like the actor playing the role, just that the role was kind of 'chopped' in parts.
Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper: a mutant, who has an immunity to toxins - Kind of a strange villain... I'm not for sure what to think about her in this film. But she did play a key role in the film as it progressed.
Famke Janssen as Jean Grey: a mutant and former member of the X-Men, who Logan killed at the end of X-Men: The Last Stand - Famke played a vital part in this film, in her many short scenes. Well done!
There were others in the film, but I want to post this blog ASAP.
I give this film a Near Mint (NM) 9.4 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale grade. I for one really enjoyed this film starring 'The Wolverine'. So much more than the earlier solo Wolverine film. If you are a fan of Wolverine... You should check it out at a Big Screen near You!
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