Hugh Jackman’s second solo outing as Wolverine is better than his first one, but that’s damning with the faintest of praise. Still, this is a fun, if incoherent, adaptation of one of the seminal Wolverine comics stories. The great superhero movie rewatch sinks its claws into The Wolverine.
As long as you don’t think about it, and just enjoy the location shooting in Japan and the nifty action scenes with ninjas and stuff, and don’t mind a climax that’s mostly just the hero fighting a CGI creature (a mode we’ll be coming back to, um, a lot as we move forward in this here rewatch), this is an enjoyable film. Just don’t think about it too much.