The human government develops a cure for mutations, and Jean Gray becomes a darker uncontrollable persona called the Phoenix who allies with Magneto, causing escalation into an all-out battle for the X-Men.
In the 1960s, superpowered humans Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr work together to find others like them, but Erik's vengeful pursuit of an ambitious mutant who ruined his life causes a schism to divide them.
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
In modern day Japan, Wolverine is out of his depth in an unknown world as he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own near-immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.Written by
Twentieth Century Fox
According to Hugh Jackman, Wolverine being surrounded by death, while being unable to die, due to his healing factor, is a major theme in this movie: "He realizes everyone he loves dies, and his whole life is full of pain. So it's better that he just escapes. He can't die really. He just wants to get away from everything." See more »
In the opening scene the bombers fly from left to right towards Nagasaki, seen from across the bay.
In the bomb scene they fly from right to left over Nagasaki, seen from across the bay.
The Nuclear Bombers in real life would never have doubled back over the target. See more »
[an air raid begins on Nagasaki. At a prison camp, a young lieutenant sets all the prisoners free]
You! Go! Go!
[in a pit]
That was a B-29, bub. There's no outrunning what's coming. You're better off down here. I'd hurry if I were you.
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In the closing credits, the names of all the Japanese crew members who worked on the film are given almost exclusively in Japanese characters. See more »
Extended version contains the following changes in addition to more graphic violence:
While Yukio sleeps during the jet flight, there's an additional flashback of Logan with Yashida in the bunker calling the former kuzuri and asking how old is he.
In the limo on the way to see Yashida, Yukio describes a little more about Yashida with Logan's cynical remark: "Wow, did they give you a little card to memorize?"
Before the servants bathe Logan, he remarks that the other shoes are smaller than his.
There's an additional exchange between Yashida and Logan as Yukio was to give Logan his surgical mask.
The servant informs Shingen that Yashida wants to seem him. He gets up and dresses up before Mariko comes in demanding to see him. Shingen brushes her aside and in the next new sequence, there's a father and son exchange where they talk about assuming control of the company, confirming who is the successor and Shingen complaining about bringing in the stranger. Logan watches them from his room.
An additional set-piece taking place in the hotel where Logan and Mariko hide. Logan sees two men on the street and decides to confront them. Before a thug fires at him, he has a hallucination of Jean but gets pushed off from the balcony. The other thug fires the taser at him and we see the both thugs having fun at him. As the gunman is about to shoot Logan one more time, the other thug crashes onto the car, with a knife on the back. Mariko throws another knife at the other thug, before Logan uses the taser at him.
In the countryside retreat, Mariko gives Logan a dry set of clothes before heading to the bedroom.
When Yukio and Logan return back to Yashida family house to find Shingen, they found three corpses on the floor
There's an exchange between Viper and Harada, on Mariko's safety. She instructs him to dip the arrows in the poison that she has prepared to slow Logan down.
The second additional set-piece in the film with Logan battling ninjas on bikes. Yukio comes into assisting him with the snow blower. He blows the vehicle up before running into the tower. Meanwhile, Harada is also seen following Viper's instruction, dipping his arrows with her poison.
There's a scene also explaining why Yukio saves Logan again during the fight with Viper: she regains her consciousness and follows the trail to the tower.
I went into this movie with high expectations, and hoping to see the Wolverine unleash his fury on his enemies,and I was not disappointed. The action in this movie is unbelievable. Without giving too much away, I would say that the fighting in this movie was extremely well choreographed, and had some amazing weapon fights in it.
Another thing that I have loved about this movie from the very beginning is that it is set in mostly modern Japan. To me Japan really is a beautiful country, that is rarely seen in comic book films, and made for very interesting fight scenes and theme to the story arc overall.
The story was also well done in part as I mentioned before to the unique setting, as well as some of the characters like the mutant Reptile.It also plays around with the very core of Wolverine's mutant powers, and takes it in a very interesting direction that keeps fans on the edge of their seat throughout the movie.
My only very minor disappointment was in a part of the ending which was slightly predictable. Besides that however this was easily one of the best movies to come out this year, and it is a must see for Wolverine, and X-Men fans alike.
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