The Wolverine (Trailer #1) Review
I was seriously hoping this film would be good because as of yet I haven’t seen the character Wolverine displayed to its full potential. After watching this trailer 12 times I think I understand what’s going on and I approve of the story. Pretty sure I know what will be going on because I have read this specific comic arc and whilst at first I thought it was going in a different direction I actually see what they have done with the trailer and they are being sneaky! I’ll discuss what I mean in a spoiler section at the end. The visuals look great and claws look much better than the origins film. Jackman looks on fighting form, seriously how does he not age? Is he wolverine? What’s happening? Check out the trailer and my favourite scenes plus my spoiler section at the end.
My Score: A
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world 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 immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.
Top 5 Scenes
5. Those Claws Look Nice!
I complained a lot when I saw wolverine origins because of the damn claws! They looked stupid. They were too thick and where so clearly CGI it made me mad. They were always so shiny as well. Anyway these new claws look fantastic and even have a curve with a thinning as it gets closer to the sharp edge.
4. Old man? Am Not So Sure
That’s actually Hiroyuki Sanada who is a far younger actor than what we see. I know this because in a hospital monitor it says Mr Yashida (Lord Shingen) who has been cast with actor Hiroyuki Sanada in the role. Why mention this? Well there is only one reason you get a young man dressed as an older man in a film. The only reason is if the character starts off old and becomes young again. If you want to know how look in my spoiler section near the end.
3. Viper and a Captured Wolverine
That is Viper she was not in the comic arc but she does have affiliations with both the Silver Samurai and Wolverine in other comics. She is certainly a villain but it remains to be seen how she fits into this film. Wolverine though has clearly been captured in some contraption.
2. Silver Samurai
The Silver Samurai possesses an electrified suit of samurai armor and is the illegitimate son of the crime lord Shingen. The first Silver Samurai was a mutant with the ability to generate a tachyon field (some kind of heat energy), with which he can surround anything. He commonly used this power on his sword, enabling it to cut through nearly anything, except adamantium, hence the fun with Wolverine. The two scenes there might not be Silver Samurai but I assume they are.
1. Train Fight
That scene is really cool and a great fight scene. That is a bullet train! They travel at ridiculous speeds of 149–199 mph. Imagine a full fight at that speed! SPEED!!! I hope there is more to that fight because it looks great and it could be really short and I don’t want that. Next section is a Spoiler section be warned.
SPOILERS!!! ALERT! ALERT! SPOILERS!!!
Not even sure this is spoilerific but these are my theories based on my knowledge of the comic arc and what I have seen from the trailer. First off it’s a lie or at least a trick because the story being described doesn’t match the events depicted in the trailer. For example if they removed wolverines powers how is he doing all of those fights and battles because this would be a short film.
What I actually think is going to happen based on the comic arc is this. The old man is tricking Logan into copying his powers to save his life and return his youth. Wolverines powers will be taken for a short time but I am guessing from poison which will actually only appear to make him mortal.
The old man is actually Lord Shingen. I will bet anything on this because it makes so much sense. If he gets youth from Wolverine it would explain why a much younger actor is playing the main role of Shingen. If I call this then it will mean this film is really clever and I certainly hope I am right.
The poison part would match the comic arc and so would the old man (Shingen) tricking Logan to make him weak. Lastly though I know they are trying to point the viewers in a different direction because they not once mentioned Logan’s love interest who plays a massive part of the story in the comic. The love interest is Shingens daughter.
END OF SPOILERS!!!
Well that’s my views. Now what do you think about this newest trailer?