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Issue: Winter 2013

The Wolverine (2013) movie review

Wolverine and the Ninjas

Unkempt and bedraggled, a man wanders through the forest, walking apace with a bear. When he finds the bear suffering after being hit with a poison-tipped arrow, he kills the bear with his own claws. Wolverine.

It's Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and the ninjas and Japanese high corporate politics in this latest superhero adventure. He is ably assisted by a kick-ass, sword-wielding redhead Yukio (Rila Fukushima)

One of the better of these superhero comic character movies, there is a plot, an interesting love story and more than just running and fighting.

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Movie poster, The Wolverine
When he's most vulnerable, he's most dangerous.

However there is all the action and technology-filled rooms one could want interspersed with the story of a man saved by the Wolverine, and an adventure that may save Wolverine himself.

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release 2013
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Title: The Wolverine (2013)
Written by: Mark Bomback and Scott Frank
Directed by: James Mangold
Running time: 126 min
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The Players: Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Svetlana Khodchenkova


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