Surprisingly entertaining! A real return to form for the shoddy-as-of-late franchise - complete with a ferociously vengeful Wolverine and great, ultra-long action sequences. The colourful Japanese setting was fantastic too, as it added a calmness to the story and allowed for some truly beautiful camera work. All in all, thoroughly worthwhile for fans of Wolverine - though non-essential viewing for most.
Super lame and disappointing. Getting sick and tired of films that use sexual intercourse as a means for a character to "find themselves". I thought this actually had some potential to be quite a deep character study, but it never transcends the genre, in fact, it undermines it with the high level of tedium present in every new plot development.
I was the idiot in the theatre who is so out of the loop that he thought Aronofsky was still attached to this project. I was expecting something that would stand out amongst all the crap that is the majority of superhero movies, but it's really nothing special at all. But FINALLY a Hollywood movie about Japanese people played by people who are ACTUALLY Japanese!
And the reward for "the movie I thought was going to be shit but turned out to be stellar" goes to... Yeah, this movie is pretty great and one of the highlights of the comic book adaption era we live in now. The movie isn't really a superhero movie either. Its more an intense and suspenseful hybrid of Film Noir and Western. James Mangold, you a clever motherfucker and good in my book!
3 1/2 out of 5 stars. Didn't freak over it, didn't hate it. I'll give The Wolverine the fact it was better than X-Men Origins by mashing together genres (action, noir, western), but in a way which may have been too low-key for what the character deserves. Maybe I liked the character development and just wanted to see those R-rated comics I love so much come to life. The second viewing definitely improved my opinion.
A superhero movie that doesn't feel like a superhero movie. James Mangold's THE WOLVERINE picks up after the events of X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, with Logan dealing with the loss of Jean Grey. There's some action here, but its actually the weakest part of the film. This is a character drama masquerading as an action movie, and a breath of fresh air for the genre.