Release date:March 3, 2017
(3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)
Studio:20th Century Fox
MPAA Rating:R (for strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity)
Screenwriters:David James Kelly, Michael Green
Starring:Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, Elizabeth Rodriguez
Official website:TheWolverinemovie.com| Facebook| Twitter
Well, well, well! They finally let Wolverine be all out Wolverine and it’s near perfection. Wolverine is the best at what he does and that shines this time out and brings up the games of all around him. It only took them three times to get it all the way correct but the final outing for Jackman allows him to go out on top.
Hugh Jackman has always been the perfect Wolverine but was never allowed to be as gruff or crass as he was meant to be. This time out with the R-rating attached all those restrictions were put by the wayside and it allows for a far more enjoyable experience. The violence is appropriate and not just blatantly gory simply due to the R-rating. Patrick Stewart and his even older man Professor X this time around is the perfect foil for Logan.
Their father/son exchanges are some of the best writing to hit comic movies ever. It adds a very real emotional layer to The Wolverine character not often displayed in film. The character of Laura (X-23 to comic nerds like myself) is fantastically played by Dafne Keen. Normally I am down on child actors but, if she didn’t absolutely kill this performance without saying too much at all most of the movie. She was vulnerable, sympathetic, and a total badass on par with Jackman himself. I could see films with her as the lead going forward.
Comic nerds rejoice ! They have finally done justice to one of our longtime favorites. The villains are almost inconsequential when the good guys are so interesting but the villains hold their own opposite Wolvie, Laura, and the The Professor. It’s not a family movie but if you took your kids to see Deadpool they’ll be fine with this one for sure. End of the day, this is the best Wolverine film and also one of the best superhero films ever made. They really outdid themselves this time. Big shoutout to James Mangold for helping bring this to the world.