Wolverine 3 Clips from ‘The Wolverine’ written by Sean Gerber July 11, 2013 With just over two weeks to go before the July 26th release of “The Wolverine,” 20th Century Fox has been releasing clips from the film all week. Those of you wishing to remain completely unspoiled beyond what the trailers have shown you may want to give this article a pass, as it will examine each clip. Clip #1: Bullet Train Hopefully the fact that Fox was willing to giveaway a sequence like this in advance is an indication of even bigger, more intense action in the completed film. The train sequence, while lauded for shaky effects, has been a sizable source of intrigue since it was revealed in the first trailer. The long shot that closes this clip does not look much, if at all, better than it did the first time around, but the rest of the scene is exciting and features some cool fight choreography. Clip #2: Funeral (Yahoo! Movies) This clip needs the benefit of context, though it likely takes place after Logan has gone through whatever procedure is supposed to rid him of his healing factor. We have no idea why Logan is suspicious, but the attack seconds later at least confirms what he was sensing. Overall, this clip feels a bit off with the slow motion effects inhibiting the impact of the fighting which makes it all look rather stiff and unconvincing. Rila Fukushima’s use of a Hurricanrana and the pose she lands in are poorly chosen pieces of fight choreography that have already been used and executed better by Scarlett Johansson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Clip #3: Atomic Bomb (MSN Movies) “That’s a B-29, bub. There’s no outrunning what’s coming.” The dreadful, stoic certainty with which Hugh Jackman delivers that line is absolutely perfect. The “X-Men” franchise has flirted with world history before, especially wartime events, and the trailers already suggested a scene with “The Bomb” was coming. So far, it looks like this is going to play very well. Two out of three is not bad at all and these clips are inspiring a little more confidence than the most recent trailers. The main plot line of Logan losing his healing factor is still a little too reminiscent of “the cure” from “X-Men: The Last Stand,” but hopefully the differences will be found in the execution. In any event, Jackman is still at the top of his game in embodying the star mutant of the franchise. His performance alone will make the movie worth watching. 3 Clips from ‘The Wolverine’ was last modified: February 22nd, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related The Wolverine 1 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post New ‘Captain America’ Concept Art next post Marvel Slings a Web Series You may also like Mangold Tweets a *SNIKT* Tease, Plus New... March 25, 2013 One Last Time For WOLVERINE March 29, 2015 Patrick Stewart Could Team Up With Hugh... February 9, 2015 New Trailer for ‘The Wolverine’ May 21, 2013 First Full Trailer for ‘The Wolverine’ Arrives! March 27, 2013 Jackman, Mangold In Talks To SNIKT! Again! November 5, 2013 THE WOLVERINE 3 Is Apparently Fox’s Next... February 16, 2016 First Official Image from ‘The Wolverine’ September 24, 2012 Stock What does the lack of response to these clips say about the appeal of this flick? Is it just because we saw a much better train fight way way way back in Spiderman 2? Is it because Logan doing a Last Samurai routine was done way way back in The Last Samurai? This post has been out a week. I’m not a fan-boy, but I would have expected some comments to this. Even…Meh. Which is how I feel about it. Is it because we know this will not tie in to any other Marvel property not currently run by Fox? Or a misread of the ongoing appetite to watch an aging Hugh Jackman doing Wolverine? Or does it say something broader about the overall appeal of the superhero genre? In any case, if I’d made this movie, I’d be worried.