The year’s most action packed blockbuster comes home as THE WOLVERINE debuts its 4 disc Blu-ray Unleashed Extended Edition, 2 disc Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on December 3 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Directed by James Mangold (Knight and Day, 3:10 to Yuma, Walk The Line), THE WOLVERINE inspired by the celebrated Marvel comic book arc and featuring Hugh Jackman, in the title role takes the hero to a Japan he hasn’t seen since World War II – and into a shadowy realm of ninjas, mutants, and a brand new class of villains. To date the film has topped over $371 million in the worldwide box office becoming the highest grossing film in the franchise internationally.
Jackman returns as The Wolverine and faces his ultimate nemesis in an action-packed, life-or-death battle that takes him to modern-day Japan. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his limits, Wolverine confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality; an epic fight that will leave him forever changed.
I have to say from the start that I am not a huge X-Men fan, I haven’t even seen all the movies. Actually I saw the first two movies and nothing since until this one. I did enjoy watching the animated series in the early 90s though.
I was interested in catching this one though as I love Hugh Jackman and I love the Wolverine character. Hugh Jackman does such a great Wolverine, just so true to character. I was expecting this to be as action driven as the other X-Men movies, and while there was plenty of action to be had, I found it was more character driven. It really digs into Wolverines psyche with some surprisingly emotional scenes. I think the story line is tight and overall this is a truly compelling film, even for those of us who are perhaps not so much into the whole comic book thing.
I’m actually looking forward to the next X-Men movie release after having had a sneak peak at what is to come (you will have to watch this DVD to find out what I mean!)
The Wolverine (Blu-ray / DVD + DigitalHD) would make an excellent Christmas Gift this year!
Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!
Thursday 2nd of January 2014
love this movie and hugh jackman lol
Sunday 29th of December 2013
I'm not a big movie watcher but Hugh Jackman is definitely tempting! ;)
Saturday 21st of December 2013
I've seen this movie more times than I can count!! I'm also looking forward to the next one!
Wednesday 11th of December 2013
I'd love to see this movie, I've heard plenty about how good it is. I didn't know though that Hugh Jackman played the Wolverine, that makes it even better, he's a really good actor.