Metal Arcade: Zack Kircher writes:
As a character study, The Wolverine excels, but as a superhero film it sadly falters.
Four years ago, Marvel attempted to give Wolverine the proper solo movie treatment with X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but to no particular avail. In fact, that film was so poorly received that the studio decided to give the character another try, except this time the story would take place after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand. Taking inspiration from a critically-acclaimed story arc from prolific comic writer Frank Miller, does The Wolverine finally give the character the solo treatment he deserves?