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The Wolverine ( non spoilery )

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Friday, July 26, 2013 2:44 AM

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Thoughts ?

I've not seen much in the way of chatter for this movie, and realize it's just opened this weekend.

Early reviews ?

I was a bit bummed at how Origins was received, so I can only guess that most aren't too hyped on this either. Which I find a bit hard to understand. I like the character. Some have said that Hugh , fine actor that he is, doesn't really play the part as it was " intended ". To each their own. I just thought there'd be more scuttle on this than I've heard.

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Friday, July 26, 2013 12:53 PM

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I did hear a radio review of The Wolverine, and it was mixed. Those giving the review said Hugh was fine in it, but honestly were oblivious to the whole X-Men series. ( Yeah, real helpful review )

It's post 'Last Stand', but involves some back story to Logan's past.

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Friday, July 26, 2013 3:20 PM

MAL4PREZ


Just saw it. Mostly, I was entertained by how far 3D has come. I saw it in a very nice very big theater in Times Square with the extra good sound and visuals. Whatever that's called. Cost $20/ticket. I was really impressed by the blend of 3D/color/lighting/focus/shaky cam. I don't know how movie makers continually improve the visual aspects of movies, but they're doing it.

As a movie? I was entertained. I'm glad I saw it. Logan was manly but angsty, there was action, a bit of humor, and it was mostly set in Japan which I enjoyed a lot. But I don't feel any need to see it again.

If you do see it, DO NOT leave at the credits! There's a tidbit that comes a few minutes in. (No second tidbit after all the credits like with The Avengers. I stayed to check.) The bonus is totally totally a must see. I would even claim that the bonus 30 seconds was better than the movie, because it dealt with something that's been a huge disappointment for me.

Overall, I'd say go see it. It was fun.

/may come back later to add spoiler bits

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Friday, July 26, 2013 3:21 PM

MAL4PREZ


BTW, I never saw the previous Wolverine movie. I didn't feel like I was missing anything.

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Friday, July 26, 2013 6:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Well, truth be told I haven't seen "Last Stand" yet. And I will admit that I had a couple of problems with Wolverine: Origons. So, I shall see what this movie is like.

Background info on Logan is good.

Though, I do like the X-Men movies.



I wonder if my issues w/ wolverine:origins are the same. I'm not 'fan boy' for x-men, but I do enjoy the movies. ( I think I had more issues w/ 1st Class, but that's just me )

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Saturday, July 27, 2013 1:02 AM

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See, YOU'RE the sort of fan I'd like to hear from, as to what you think the movies have done right, what they've messed up, and such. As I wasn't so into the series in its comic form, I'd like to know what those who were think.

I mean, I can give some insight as to things Tolkien, and give pro and con to what Peter Jackson has done for the LOTR / Hobbit movies, but I guess in the end, all that matters is whether what's up on screen is entertaining or not.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013 2:39 AM

ANONYMOUSE


I watched a Sky special on the movie, in which Hugh Jackman was interviewed. He gave us a dynamite piece of news: not only has shooting started on the next Wolverine/X-Men film, but they're using the story of Days Of Future Past!!! Shiny!

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Saturday, July 27, 2013 3:48 AM

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This may be a big budget flick that isn't going to bomb. Weren't they going to make a movie about "Storm"?

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Saturday, July 27, 2013 12:04 PM

MAL4PREZ


And the bonus tidbit in the credits makes me really really happy about the next movie in the series...

So hard to not spoil this!

*jumps up and down with both hands over mouth to stop from saying it!*

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Saturday, July 27, 2013 12:05 PM

MAL4PREZ


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Now that should be good. Bishop sent back to stop an assassination. Oh, I hope there is Gambit in it. He has to be as he is such a huge part of that storyline.

Also, he is one of other favourite characters from X-Men. Remy LeBeau aka Gambit. Aaaaaah, the suave Cajun. :)



I have such a crush on Gambit... hope the actor lives up to it!

Was he in the other Wolverine movie? I never saw that. Maybe I should. I recall a preview with Gambit in it, and I thought Oh yay! But I never saw whatever movie it was.


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Sunday, July 28, 2013 3:06 AM

ANONYMOUSE


He was in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I thought Taylor Kitsch wasn't bad, though they didn't make enough of Gambit the character.

Wolverine: Are you Remy LeBeau?

Gambit: Do I owe you money?

Wolverine: No.

Gambit: Then Remy LeBeau I am.


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Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:28 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by MAL4PREZ:
BTW, I never saw the previous Wolverine movie. I didn't feel like I was missing anything.



It's been more or less disowned anyway, and isn't really being factored into the continuity of the other films from here out (since it botched so much of that anyway).




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Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:31 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Quote:

Originally posted by ANONYMOUSE:
I watched a Sky special on the movie, in which Hugh Jackman was interviewed. He gave us a dynamite piece of news: not only has shooting started on the next Wolverine/X-Men film, but they're using the story of Days Of Future Past!!! Shiny!



Now that should be good. Bishop sent back to stop an assassination. Oh, I hope there is Gambit in it. He has to be as he is such a huge part of that storyline.



You must mean the cartoon. Gambit hadn't even been created when the Days of Future Past story was done in the comics (though I guess he did become key to the story started in DOFP once Bishop was brought in years later).

But to address your hope - alas, no. Gambit seems to be one of the few characters they didn't bring back for the next flick.




Excuse me while I soak in all these sweet, sweet conservative tears.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:37 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by MAL4PREZ:
And the bonus tidbit in the credits makes me really really happy about the next movie in the series...

So hard to not spoil this!

*jumps up and down with both hands over mouth to stop from saying it!*




For a flick which had its share of " I didn't see THAT comin' " moments, that post credit bonus took the cake.

W-O-W.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:02 AM

MOOSE


W-O-W is right.

I expected something, but that was several magnitudes above what I expected. I was a bit meh about the next X-Men, but I'm getting somewhat excited about it now.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:50 AM

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I had no interest is seeing it, after the terrible Origins movie. My daughter talked me into taking her and It was great. It is now my favorite "X" movie.

The fight scene on the train was the best part of the movie. All of the fight scenes were better than what they have done in the other movies. In the others they were so cheesy. Like Wolverine cutting down a ladder while someone is climbing it, or running down a hall cutting off locks. Who wants to see that? In this one he's slicing up Ninjas. That's awesome.


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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:38 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
W-O-W is right.

I expected something, but that was several magnitudes above what I expected. I was a bit meh about the next X-Men, but I'm getting somewhat excited about it now.



There were audible gasps and spontaneous claps of approval after the end credits scene.



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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 6:05 AM

MAL4PREZ


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
W-O-W is right.

I expected something, but that was several magnitudes above what I expected. I was a bit meh about the next X-Men, but I'm getting somewhat excited about it now.



There were audible gasps and spontaneous claps of approval after the end credits scene.



At my showing too.

Just - yay!


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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 6:09 AM

MAL4PREZ


Quote:

Originally posted by BookOnboardSystemCom:
I had no interest is seeing it, after the terrible Origins movie. My daughter talked me into taking her and It was great. It is now my favorite "X" movie.

The fight scene on the train was the best part of the movie. All of the fight scenes were better than what they have done in the other movies. In the others they were so cheesy. Like Wolverine cutting down a ladder while someone is climbing it, or running down a hall cutting off locks. Who wants to see that? In this one he's slicing up Ninjas. That's awesome.




Ikr. I don't know anything about film editing and stuff, but if I did I bet I'd be so impressed at how they put these fight sequences together. Not sure that's what you meant LOL! But they just looked awesome and moved fast without being confusing.

I might get Origins from the library, just to get your comparison.


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Thursday, August 1, 2013 3:38 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by MAL4PREZ:
Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
W-O-W is right.

I expected something, but that was several magnitudes above what I expected. I was a bit meh about the next X-Men, but I'm getting somewhat excited about it now.



There were audible gasps and spontaneous claps of approval after the end credits scene.



At my showing too.

Just - yay!
>



Either because it doesn't happen all that often, or maybe I just tune it out, but those knee jerk responses like that from the audience, really are kinda cool. Sure, during the movie, when something happens, that's kinda expected. ( Like when Loki starts to monologue towards the end of The Avengers, and Hulk just goes off... too funny )

But at the end of the Fellowship of the Ring, @ a midnight showing, and with mostly Tolkien fans, was too perfect. Long movie, everyone knows there'll be 2 MORE on the way, yet as Sam and Frodo stare out across the land , with Mordor in the distance, the screen fades to black... one clearly distraught girl blurts out " What ? No way ! " , as she can't believe the movie's ending. Just too funny.

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