THE WOLVERINE Review

In superhero movies, great power comes with the great responsibility of at least saving a major city, and even that’s considered slacking. The entire world should be at stake. But what if it were just one man? What if the superhero had to save himself and maybe one other person? James Mangold’s The Wolverine provides a refreshing take on the superhero genre by giving itself over to a character-driven approach. Wolverine/Logan is one of the most well-known and beloved superheroes of all-time, and so rather than drag him through another story where he has to team up with other mutants to stop a supervillain, his latest adventure mostly goes small scale and asks if our hero is a man who’s an animal or an animal posing as a man. But by pushing back against the tide of louder, grandiose superhero movies, The Wolverine strikes an awkward, albeit still enjoyable tone, when it has to play by the rules of the genre and throw big comic book moments into the intimate tale of a loner trying to find himself in a foreign land. READ MORE...

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