Spend Some Time With The Wolverine on Disney+
Answer: The Wolverine
Question: What is the most underrated X-Men movie?
That’s right, the second of the 20th Century Fox “Wolverine” stand-alone films is the best Marvel movie you’ve never seen.
But you’re in luck, it arrived on Disney+ last week:
Yep, it’s Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine vs. ninjas vs. a giant adamantium Samurai.
This month, 2013’s The Wolverine lands on the streaming service, joining the other X-Men titles already available including 2000’s X-Men, which first introduced us to Hugh Jackman’s iconic mutant! Check out everything else coming to Disney+ in September in the video below.
The Wolverine follows the titular Wolverine as he travels to Japan where he faces unexpected and deadly foes 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.
Hi Wade? Hello, Logan.
Now, I love Logan, but this film is epic on its own.
And, The Wolverine features Yukio.
No, not the kawaii version from Deadpool 2:
No. Consequently, this Yukio is a little more… well, mean:
Watch The Wolverine
Lastly don’t take my word for it.
For The Globe and Mail, Geoff Pevere wrote:
It restores the tarnished lustre to this most fan-beloved of Marvel characters by doing precisely what Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s near-sacred 1982 run did: It pumps some feeling into the guy along with his muscles and steel talons and puts him in situations where actual drama occurs.
And James Berardinelli posted for ReelViews:
The Wolverine proves that it’s possible to have a movie based on a comic book franchise that doesn’t involve mass destruction, the fate of the planet, and a seemingly indestructible bad guy. The Wolverine is a surprisingly personal, intimate tale (at least insofar as an X-Men spinoff can be considered “intimate”) – more of a crime story with superhero flavoring than an all-out CGI effects action orgy. That’s not to intimate there’s no action – there’s enough to keep Wolverine fans involved, including a tremendous train-top chase/fight – but The Wolverine is character-based.
Agreed on both counts, True Believers.
But have a watch and let me know what you think in the comments. And check out our friends over at MarvelBlog.com!