Review: The Wolverine (2013)

The X-Men franchise rehabilitation continues apace with The Wolverine, a sturdy second spin-off for the mutton-chopped, metal-boned mutant. Arriving in the wake of 2011’s fast-paced First Class, and with one eye on next year’s sure-to-be-epic Days of Future Past, this new entry is akin to a pause for breath, centring as it does on its lone character and a relatively grounded, more intimate story (for a comic book adaptation at least). It’s a refreshing change of pace, noticeably helped by relocating the action to Japan, and it gives room for star Hugh Jackman – notching up a sixth appearance in the role – to counterbalance his usual aggressive action scenes with a few quieter moments of character drama.

Full review: The Wolverine | Cinema Review | Film @ The Digital Fix

Published by Gavin Midgley

Freelance film journalist, blogger and geek.

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