The Wolverine (2013 film)

A film directed by James Mangold based on the Marvel comics character

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The Wolverine is my favorite movie going experience of the year so far.

  • Jul 27, 2013
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The Wolverine is easily one of the best films of the year.   This film centers around Logan trying to protect the grand daughter of a friend that he knew in Japan during World War II.  This film also shows Logan being stripped of his powers of regeneration and facing his mortality.  Logan still possesses metal claws that he uses well to clash with ninjas.  Logan also uses his claws to humanely end the life of a bear, an animal, that is badly hurt by the hands of hunters.  This film features an dramatic battle on the top of a bullet train.   it contains another great battle between Logan and a  giant silver robot.  

The Wolverine features the beautiful Japanese actress Tao Okamoto.  She plays Mariko, the woman  that Logan is trying to protect from the evil yakuza and other villains.    I don't see Asian women too often in popular American movies, so I really commend the  director, James Mangold, for casting this lovely woman as the  female lead.  There is also another Japanese woman who can look in the future and see what happens to people. 

Marco Beltrani lends his talents by composing  one hour of instrumental music to this film.  His music really adds to the enjoyment of the film.   There are pulsating instrumental pieces like "Sword Of Vengeance",  "Logan's Run", "Funeral Fight" and "Bullet Train".  These instrumental pieces had me on the edge of my seat throughout the film.  I love the drums and bells and other percussion instruments on these four compositions.   Beltrani expands my vocabulary with the piece entitled "Threnody For Nagasaki".  I learned that a threnody is a mournful poem.  I am a huge fan of poetry.  I will use this word when I am reading poetry next time with my friends. This piece features mostly violins and bass.  This music is used in the beginning of the film, where Nagasaki is being bombed in World War II.   I am surprised to learn that New South Wales in Australia substituted for Japan in the film.  The Wolverine is my favorite movie going experience of the year.

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