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26 July 2013 @ 10:15 pm
Picoreview: The Wolverine  

Picoreview: The Wolverine: That was a gratifying amount of half-naked Hugh Jackman. My hat (or, thematically, possibly my shirt) is off to you, sir!

Stay through the first set of credits. That was the best teaser trailer I’ve seen since, like, the one at the end of the 2nd Back to the Future movie.

Seriously, I’m dancing around saying anything because I don’t want to spoil it, but I was really happy with the interpretation of the storyline they did, the last dream scene nearly made me shriek aloud (three words which i cannot use because SPOILERS but OMG!), and I was really, *really* happy with the female characters.

There were things I coulda used a little more or less of (naked Hugh falling in the former, although dang; as the credits rolled Ted turned to me and said, “So was that enough half-naked Hugh?” and I was like DAAAAAAAAAAAAANG) but overall, I was really very pleased. Good job, guys!

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

 
 
 
Aberdeenaberdeen on July 27th, 2013 12:36 am (UTC)
My Thoughts EXACTLY!

It wasn't the 4 issue limited series, but they got the flavor exactly right. Bits of things I kinda shrugged about, but overall, VERY pleased.

And that teaser! OMG! (And it even answered my one niggling issue from the film!)
Andrea Blytheblythe025 on July 27th, 2013 04:58 am (UTC)
Awesome. Sounds fun!
rasmusbrasmusb on July 29th, 2013 08:32 pm (UTC)
Spoilerish .... did you understand why?
The between trailer bits -- was very well done! And so much longer than I expected -- I now cannot wait for that film!

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QUESTION:
During the last major fight scene -- I was punted out of my disbelief because I couldn't understand why the hell the SS had such a hard on for the our hero's trusty armament.

Seriously -- it bothered/distracted me until they literally showed us why {aka bone marrow}.

I had kinda forgotten he had the weird knobby things. Although -- in my defense, the blades look so much thinner than the natural version -- so I didn't think they were still in there? Maybe the bones were shaved down & the metal 'mated' to them? (Which doesn't fly with the regeneration though).

Anyway -- was curious if it bothered you too -- or you understood the gambit?

Edited at 2013-07-29 08:33 pm (UTC)
kit: xmen_clawsmizkit on July 29th, 2013 08:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Spoilerish .... did you understand why?
Wolverine's claws in the comics, when they revealed them to be bone and not something added in the adamantium-ing process (as had always been assumed, even by Logan), turned out to be knobbly and not at all like the sleek adamantium ones. They're following the comics with that in the films, but for what it's worth, the comics ones also make no sense at all in that regard. :)

For that matter, as a rule, his claws are sharp on both sides, so Mariko should've sliced her fingers off there, but PLOT DEVICE. I mean, the *bone* claws should nominally only be sharp at the tips, but the adamantium claws are definitely sharp all over. or not. As is necessary for fondling, apparently...

I had no idea why the SS was so hot for the claws either. I had a vague supposition he was going to weld them onto his big old hands or something, which seemed...not even silly, in comic book terms. :) I actually didn't clue into the marrow until you said it right here. Heh. :)
rasmusbrasmusb on July 30th, 2013 05:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Spoilerish .... did you understand why?
As for the 'necessary for fondling' didn't she stay further back -- if I'm picturing them properly -- they have an arc downwards near the pointy bits?

Maybe to keep from cutting their way UP through his forearms when 'sheathed'?

I can just imagine him bumping into door or a passerby -- *Darn it -- hate it when that happens* -- the blades popping up between his ulna & radius. :P
irishkateirishkate on July 29th, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see - not reading comments here just in case!!